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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Reve
... Nicole Springer
... Wolf
... Wanda
... Chad Palomino (as James LeGros)
Rica Martens ... Cora
... Tito
... Assistant Camera
Hilary Gilford ... Script
... Gaffer
Tom Jarmusch ... Driver / Intern
Michael Griffiths ... Sound Mixer
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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Sony Pictures Classics

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21 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,148,752
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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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The first few times the AC slates, what is written on the slate does not reflect what he calls off. See more »

Quotes

Wolf: Hey! That's my eye patch and I don't want anyone else wearing it. It's insanitary.
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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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Referenced in Let Me Out (2012) See more »

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Indie Hell
20 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Indie director Tom DiCillo has produced a small (as yet) body of work, but has shown consistent flair for making movies which exude great affection for his characters. This affection is contagious; the actors seem to relish their roles and in turn many viewers will share the enjoyment.

Indie stalwarts Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener (who's graced four DiCillo movies) shine as director and actress on a trouble laden indie shoot. Keener does a virtuoso turn in a scene calling for her to perform the same take over and over, each time with less and less conviction.

"A Box of Moonlight" and "Real Blonde" while having comic sides to them, also have much depth. "Living in Oblivion" is an outright comedy; it's lightweight, but very funny.


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