G+ Trade softcover in white wraps with film still to front, 8vo. xiii + 175pp. + series list. Foreword by Truffaut. Film and production stills (hard to tell difference) throughout. G+. Light toning and soil to white background of wraps, somewhat heavier along edges on rear panel. Central titles and figure sharp and clean, with light 5" crease across lower corner frontw wrap. Binding strong and square with no reader's crease. Pages well-toned, especially along margins; clean and unmarked. Not ex-lib.
VG+ Wrappers. White spine and rear cover, white front cover with sepia toned film still image are all clean and glossy. Nearly unnoticable trace of rubbing at the head and tail of the spine and at the extreme tips of the lower corners. Binding is straight and tight. Pages have darkened some but are all clean. 173 pages. Illustrated with film stills. Translated from the French by Sam Flores. Complete script for Truffaut's landmark film.
Press kit blue-tone photograph, two-sided from the US release of the 1973 film. The recto (front side) shows Truffaut directing the film's star, Jacqueline Bisset, and the verso (rear side) shows a montage of 10 images from the film, along with a brief synopsis. Truffaut's homage to the drama behind the fourth wall. "Day for Night" chronicles the production of "Je Vous Présente Paméla, " a clichéd melodrama starring aging screen icon, Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Aumont), former diva Séverine (Valentina Cortese), young heart-throb Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and a British actress, Julie Baker (Jacqueline Bisset) who is recovering from both a nervous breakdown and the controversy leading to her marriage with her much older doctor. In between are several small vignettes chronicling the stories of the crew members and the director; Ferrand (Truffaut himself) who tangles with the practical problems one deals with when making a movie. Behind the camera, the actors and crew go through several romances, affairs, break-ups, and sorrows. Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and one of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British films. Historical drama that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice. 8.5 x 11 inches. Fine.
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