"Making a film is like a stagecoach ride in the old west. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip. By the halfway point, you just hope to survive." -- director Ferrand (Francois Truffaut) in "Day For Night". If you are looking for a film about the trials and tribulations of filmmaking, then look no further than Truffaut's "Day For Night". It honestly portrays the joy, frustrations, altercations that could happen while making a film. We are subject to a great many of characters, there's Truffaut as the director Ferrand, Jacqueline Bissette as the star, Truffaut's alter ego Jean-Pierre Leaud as the lead, Jean-Pierre Aumont as the sophisticated, Nathalie Baye as the scriptgirl. Virtually, everyone is represented. There are a great many 'film lover' scenes that I'd like to point out: The stealing of the "Citizen Kane" Lobbycards from Truffaut's "The 400 Blows", the unloading of film books on Hitchcok, Godard, Hawks, Bunuel, the amazing final scene as the film wraps production. We are not really caught up into the personal lives of these people, but more caught up in the making of the film in the film ("Je Vous Presente Pamela"). Leaud has never been more perfect. Going around asking people if they thinks "women are magical". This is why his relationships seemingly never work. There is a great piece of dialogue near the end explaining all this. Leaud as Alphonse and Truffaut as Ferrand, I'd like to believe, are both facets of Truffaut himself. Alphonse, the womanizer film loving star and Ferrand, the hard at work busy body director. Music by Georges Delerue, fits the film very well, but dates the film a little bit. A stunning film from beginning to end, this film won the Academy Awards Best Foreign Film award in 1973. There's a heavily rotated English dubbed version, and a subtitled version which is harder to find. Go for the subtitles, if you have the choice, as there's nothing worse than dubbing.