nuit Américaine
 n.— «The name “Day for Night” comes from a beloved François Truffaut film. But it’s the translated, English-language title. The film’s original title, “La Nuit Américaine,” is the French term for a Hollywood trick of shooting night scenes during the day.» —“Labeling The Whitney” by Ben Davis Artnet Mar. 2, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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