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Living in Oblivion (1995)

R  |   |  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)
Rica Martens ...
Cora
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Tito
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Hilary Gilford ...
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Robert Wightman ...
Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch ...
Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths ...
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Matthew Grace ...
Boom
Ryan Bowker ...
Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro ...
Production Assistant
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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21 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Csapnivaló  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,148,752 (USA)
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Director Tom DiCillo didn't want to beg people for money to make this film, so he asked his actors if they would work for free. All of them agreed and most of them even put up money themselves. Eventually anybody who contributed a few dollars got a part in the movie. See more »

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[Little person Tito is not happy with the dream sequence]
Tito: Why does my character have to be a dwarf?
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Nick: No, Tito, I...
Tito: Have you ever had a dream with a dwarf in it? Do you know anyone who's had a dream with a dwarf in it? No! I don't even have dreams with dwarves in them. The only place I've seen dwarves in dreams is in stupid movies like this! "Oh make it weird, put a dwarf in it!". Everyone...
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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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A great hidden documentary of a film
1 July 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

For all of us who have worked on a film production before, watching Living in Oblivion is an honor and an enjoyment. For once you have experienced what it is like to work in that kind of atmosphere with that group of people, you accept it even more. A story about a director making a movie, Living in Oblivion holds many true tidbits and crazy moments that occur regularly on a film shoot. The relationship between the director and the D of P, the treatment of the actors between the other actors and the crew, and most importantly, how a director holds himself with one member of the production with another. Altogether, you got an amazing film that tells it like it is. A pure, a true enjoyment.


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