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Subject: [Leica] OT: Safe Storage - now "day for night"
From: Jim at (Jim Hemenway)
Date: Thu Sep 9 06:51:06 2004
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I've always figured that it was just underexposure with some corrections 
when printing the film.  I've never heard of a special filter.  But then 
again, I've never heard of someone named Phong for most of my 62 years. :-)

Phong wrote:

> Horacio Sofi wrote:
>>"Fahrenheit 451" the film that Francois Truffaut 
>>directed in 1966, and the real flash point of paper.
> Speaking of Truffault, one of the  great movie makers
> and certainly one of my favorite, in his "La Nuit Americaine"
> (Day for Night), there is a mention (and key explanation
> to the movie title) of a lens filter that allows shooting
> a night time scene to be shot in full daylight.  For 30
> years I have inquired off and on, but never actually find
> out anything more about this filter.  I wonder if anyone
> here can shed some light about this filter, how it works,
> etc.   I am particularly interested in achieving the same
> effect in still photography.  Thanks much.
> And by the way, it is a great movie by one of my favorite
> movie maker, with one of my first screen loves
> (Jacqueline Bisset).   Where does reality ends and 
> Hollywood begins ?  Very timely question in this election 
> season.  I may just have a few friends over and watch 
> Fahrenheit 451 and Day for Night one of these weekends
> before election night.
> Anyway, any info on achieving a  "day for night" effect
> would be greatly appreciated.   For once, doing it
> in color would be great, but I would certainly try it
> in B&W too.
> - Phong
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