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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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He only needs three things to get through the day ... an espresso, an aspirin, and a miracle. See more »

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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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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The first few times the AC slates, what is written on the slate does not reflect what he calls off. See more »

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Nick: Great! I freak in your dream, I freak out in my dream, no wonder I'm so fucking exhausted.
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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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Film maker's delight
22 August 2004 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

This film captures the true essence of the stresses involved on a film set. The story is about the characters involved in the process rather than the film-within-a-film. While the film is funny it is so close to the bone that I was initially surprised to see it appear in the comedy section.

Steve Buscemi is right at home in this film, his influence rubs off on the support actors, and his stress is convincing. This film makes you squirm but laugh - unlike conventional comedies - in this film you identify and live with the actors.

The screenplay timing is superb and taunts the audience to an almost stressful level. Offset this with lots of comedy and you're left with a powerful mix. You are almost relieved when it is over... but you are left with great memories of a strange but enjoyable film.

Absolutely the highest possible recommendation, especially if you can relate to film making, acting or directing.


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