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Living in Oblivion -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Tom DiCillo (written by)
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Release Date:
21 July 1995 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Nick is about to discover the first rule of filmmaking: if at first you don't succeed... PANIC! See more »
Plot:
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What a dream of a movie See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Buscemi ... Nick Reve

Catherine Keener ... Nicole Springer

Dermot Mulroney ... Wolf

Danielle von Zerneck ... Wanda

James Le Gros ... Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
Rica Martens ... Cora

Peter Dinklage ... Tito

Kevin Corrigan ... Assistant Camera
Hilary Gilford ... Script

Robert Wightman ... Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch ... Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths ... Sound Mixer
Matthew Grace ... Boom
Ryan Bowker ... Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro ... Production Assistant

Norman Fields ... Hair / Make-up Artist

Lori Tan Chinn ... Costume Designer
Vincenzo Amelia ... Cook
Laurel Thornby ... Nicole's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michele Carlo ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom DiCillo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom DiCillo  written by

Produced by
Jane Gil .... associate producer
Hilary Gilford .... executive producer
Michael Griffiths .... producer
Dermot Mulroney .... associate producer
Robert M. Sertner .... co-executive producer
Marcus Viscidi .... producer
Danielle von Zerneck .... associate producer
Frank von Zerneck .... co-executive producer
Meredith Zamsky .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Farmer 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Prinzi 
 
Film Editing by
Dana Congdon 
Camilla Toniolo 
 
Casting by
Marcia Shulman 
 
Production Design by
Stephanie Carroll 
Thérèse DePrez 
 
Art Direction by
Janine Michelle 
Scott Pask 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Jackson .... assistant hair stylist (as Linda J. Jackson)
Linda Jackson .... assistant makeup artist (as Linda J. Jackson)
Chris Laurence .... hair stylist
Chris Laurence .... makeup artist
Evelyn Ortman .... additional hair stylist
Evelyn Ortman .... additional makeup artist
Laura Tesone .... hair stylist
Laura Tesone .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Cybille MacDonald .... unit manager
Lemore Syvan .... additional unit production manager
Meredith Zamsky .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Bearce .... second assistant director
Derrick Kardos .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey Lazar .... first assistant director
John O'Rourke .... first assistant director
Jody Solomon .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Betsy Alton .... on-set dresser
Annie Ballard .... property master
Robert Covelman .... property master
Harlan Gruber .... construction coordinator
Sarah Lavery .... art assistant
Tom Nifenecker .... set dresser
Craig Orvieto .... set dresser
Larry Orvieto .... set dresser
Mark Sonderskov .... head carpenter
 
Sound Department
Josh Cramer .... assistant sound editor
Kenna Doeringer .... assistant sound editor
Stuart Emanuel .... sound editor
Jeanne Gilliland .... boom operator
Kenton Jakub .... dialogue loop editor
Hal Levinsohn .... supervising sound editor
Tim O'Shea .... sound editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Jacob Ribicoff .... dialogue editor
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Baccari .... grip
Axel Baumann .... second assistant camera
Daniel Beaman .... dolly grip
Bill Bettencourt .... still photographer
Andrew Blauner .... electrician
Steve Calalang .... second assistant camera
Paul Candrilli .... key grip
Dominick Condi .... still photographer
Howard Davidson .... dolly grip
Sean Donovan .... grip
Vincent Enche .... grip
Edwin M. Figueroa .... dolly grip
Bobby Flecker .... generator operator
Susan Gabbay .... second assistant camera
Robert Gibson .... grip
Bob Gruen .... still photographer
Andrew Hall .... grip
Jeremy Hall .... key grip
Tom Hamilton .... grip
Xavier Henselman .... best boy grip
J. Alan Hostetter .... gaffer
Timothy Johnson .... electrician
Scott Kincaid .... electrician
Todd S. Klein .... key grip
Dennis Langschultz .... electrician
Maddy Lederman .... grip
Doug Luka .... electrician
Frank McCormack .... electrician
Ben McCullough .... best boy electric
Sandra Mueller .... camera intern
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Tom Potoskie .... dolly grip
Nate Ranger .... second assistant camera
Johnny Santiago .... third grip
Cornelius Schultze-Kraft .... electrician
Douglas W. Shannon .... gaffer
Charlotte R. Snyder .... grip
Michael Stiller .... best boy electric
Adrian Truini .... dolly grip
David S. Tuttman .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Wolf .... third electrician
Alan Wolfe .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rena DeAngelo .... wardrobe assistant
Sandi Figueroa .... wardrobe assistant
Jill Merritt .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Presar .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Josh Cramer .... apprentice editor
Keiko Deguchi .... assistant film editor
May Kuckro .... apprentice editor
Janet MacGilvray .... apprentice editor
John J. Richardson III .... assistant film editor
Jane Schneider .... apprentice editor
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Michael Devlin .... location scout
Sam Rohn .... location scout
Thomas J. Whelan .... location manager
 
Other crew
Glenn Carbutt .... key production assistant
Brendan Kyle Cochrane .... parking coordinator
Sarah Ferholt .... production intern
Lisa Gold .... production assistant
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Jessica Levin .... production intern
Danna Liebert .... script supervisor
Robin Moraetes .... assistant production coordinator
Silvia G. Rigano .... production intern
Taz Saunders .... production assistant
W. Ed Stephenson .... key production assistant
Michael Ventresco .... title designer
Karen Dockser Walter .... production assistant
Jon Winkelman .... production assistant
Kim Yu .... publicist: Canada
Elizabeth Zagrany .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Rick Schmidt .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language
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90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tom DiCillo originally wrote this as a half-hour showcase for Catherine Keener.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Underwear visible when Nicole steps into the shower.See more »
Quotes:
Wolf:Hey! That's my eye patch and I don't want anyone else wearing it. It's insanitary.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Let Me Out (2012)See more »

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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
What a dream of a movie, 13 January 2001
Author: exit127 from Yonkers, New York

This is one of my favorite movies and it aggravates me that it's the kind of movie that always seems to slip through the cracks. In other words, nobody watched it. It's hilariously funny and yet the public in general don't either get it or find it funny. I not only laughed a lot but found the acting to be excellent. Buscemi's performance of a Indi' film director going through the rigors of dealing with inept film crew, egotistical actor's, in-crew relationships and not to mention a certain dwarf with a major chip on his shoulder. If you are a film buff and know a little more than most about movie's rent it. 10 out of 9

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