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Living in Oblivion (1995)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 1995 (USA)
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This ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers takes place during one day on the set of a non-budget movie.

Director:

Tom DiCillo

Writer:

Tom DiCillo
7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Rica Martens ... Cora
Peter Dinklage ... Tito
Kevin Corrigan ... Assistant Camera
Hilary Gilford Hilary Gilford ... Script
Robert Wightman ... Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch Tom Jarmusch ... Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths Michael Griffiths ... Sound Mixer / 'Speedo'
Matthew Grace Matthew Grace ... Boom
Ryan Bowker Ryan Bowker ... Food Service / Clapper
Francesca DiMauro Francesca DiMauro ... Production Assistant
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This ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers takes place during one day on the set of a non-budget movie.

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Catherine Keener and James Le Gros appeared together as a couple (in this film they have a one-night stand) in the Winona Ryder film Boys (1996), which was released the following year. In this film, LeGros' character mentions that he's about to do a film with Winona Ryder. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chad: Hey Wolf, is this my mark?
Wolf: Until you fucking change it.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take 2 1/2 (2005) See more »

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Film maker's delight
22 August 2004 | by mootoskSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living in Oblivion See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,965, 16 July 1995

Gross USA:

$1,111,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,111,790
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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