Living in Oblivion script
Synopsis: Living in Oblivion is a 1995 low-budget independent comedy-drama film, written and directed by Tom DiCillo and is also Peter Dinklage's debut role.

Camera pans up to reveal CORA, a small woman in her early

60s, pacing beneath the awning of her residential hotel. She

appears to be rehearsing dialogue with herself.

CORA:

Ellen, I have no memory of this

whatsoever. Ellen... Ellen I have NO

memory of this whatsoever.

Jeff pulls the car up to the curb and Cora gets into the

back seat.

INT. CAR. NIGHT. B/W

NICOLE:

Good morning, "Mom."

CORA:

(gruff)

Morning.

NICOLE:

Sleep well?

CORA:

Not a wink.

Cora immediately lights a cigarette. Nicole instinctively

wrinkles her nose and turns away. Cora notices this and makes

an exaggerated effort to keep the smoke away from Nicole by

blowing it hard out the side of her mouth. Jeff glances back

at the two women in the rearview mirror. No one speaks.

INT. SET. DAWN. B/W

NICK -- the Director, WOLF -- the Cameraman and WANDA -- the

AD, stand in a loose triangle on the darkened set. All are

holding coffee cups. The Gaffer can be seen in the background

fumbling with a light.

NICK:

Look, I'm not blaming anybody, Wanda.

I'm just saying we left last night

and I knew we didn't get that scene.

WANDA:

I'm sorry, I thought it was a great

scene, Nick.

NICK:

It was OK; and it's going to be

alright. But I'm not settling for OK

today. This is a big scene and I'm

not leaving till we get it.

WANDA:

Whatever it takes, Nick. We're here

for you.

NICK:

Alright, here's what I'm thinking.

Wolf, I want to do the whole scene

in one shot.

WOLF:

It's been done.

NICK:

I know that but I'd like to try it

anyway.

WOLF:

Handheld.

NICK:

No, dolly. We go from Close-up to

Wide-shot and back to Close-up in

the same shot.

WOLF:

I'll use the 35, minimize distortion;

I'll light it all from the ceiling.

It could be kind of great.

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Tom DiCillo

Thomas A. "Tom" DiCillo (born August 14, 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. more…

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