GLAS­GOW FILM THE­ATRE, MON­DAY TO WED­NES­DAY, VAR­I­OUS TIMES

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Film buffs adore this 1973 Fran­cois Truf­faut movie, ac­claim­ing it his next best af­ter The 400 Blows. Its ti­tle refers to the prac­tice of us­ing cin­e­matic trick­ery to shoot night-time scenes dur­ing the day (a tech­nique re­ferred to as la nuit amer­i­caina in his home­land, which was the film’s French ti­tle). That metaphor ex­tends to an ex­plo­ration of the ar­ti­fice of film­mak­ing in which an­other “fic­tional” movie, Meet Pamela, is be­ing shot. It stars Bri­tish ac­tor Julie Baker, played by Jacqueline Bissett fresh from Bul­litt, with whom Truf­faut, nat­u­rally, be­gan an af­fair. The film won the di­rec­tor on Os­car and he ap­pears on screen, as does nov­el­ist Gra­hame Greene in a cameo.

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