Been meaning to make a top ten list of the best films about filmmaking for a while, and Truffaut’s love letter to the movies remains firmly perched in the top spot. It’s so overstuffed with large and small disasters, throwaway gags, and winking allusions to great films that makes rewatching it an endless pleasure. With Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Truffaut himself, and Nathalie Baye as the production’s R2-D2.

La Nuit américaine. François Truffaut, 1973. *****

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