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Living in Oblivion (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 July 1995 (USA)
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

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Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

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Nick is about to discover the first rule of filmmaking: if at first you don't succeed... PANIC! See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$1,148,752 (USA)
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Tom DiCillo originally wrote this as a half-hour showcase for Catherine Keener. See more »

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Underwear visible when Nicole steps into the shower. See more »

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Chad: Hey Wolf, is this my mark?
Wolf: Until you fucking change it.
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statement after the end credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are sort of fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is sort of coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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Funny and interesting, if convoluted, movie-about-movie.
25 September 1999 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Living in Oblivion is an unusual, funny, and interesting example of the movie-about-movies genre, focusing on the low budget, independent movie making scene. The lead performances by Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener are first-rate, and the supporting cast is excellent as well. The film veers from satire to realism to surrealism in depicting the problems and tensions involved in off-off-Hollywood filmmaking. One problem with its structure, though, is the repeated "dream trick." Its first use creates shock and interest, but its second use creates a serious distraction in the third act since the viewer keeps wondering whose dream he or she may be in this time. Overall, an enjoyable film - highly recommended to indie film buffs.


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