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.

WANDA:

Sounds incredible. How long, Wolf?

WOLF:

I'll need to see a couple run-

throughs.

NICK:

Not too many. It's a tough scene for

the actors. I want them to feel

relaxed, fresh...

WANDA:

We've got all day, Nick. Whatever it

takes. What do you think, Wolf -- an

hour, 45?

WOLF:

I don't know how you drink that shit

black, Nick. I got to dump in the

milk. It's the only way I can cut

the taste.

Suddenly the Gaffer turns on the 5K, flooding the room with

harsh, blinding light.

NICK:

Jesus!

WOLF:

What the fuck?!

WANDA:

Flame on, asshole!!

The screen goes completely WHITE.

INT. SET APT. DAY. B/W

Screen is still white. Gradually it shifts back to proper

exposure revealing NICOLE in Medium CU. Her eyes are riveting;

it is obvious she is emotionally primed for the scene. A

light meter is thrust in front of her face. She barely

registers it.

WS, the entire Living Room set. Nicole sits on a sofa facing

Cora seated opposite in an overstuffed chair. Two flats have

been joined at right angles to create the Living Room corner.

A table lamp and assorted framed photographs complete the

rather scrawny looking set.

Most of the movie crew is seen, including Wolf looking through

the camera.

WANDA:

OK, picture's up. Quiet. Stop the

work. Lock it up. Going for picture.

Nick approaches Nicole and Cora.

NICK:

OK, nice and easy. Cora you're doing

fine. Remember, really listen and

really answer.

(smiles at Nicole)

I've got nothing to say to you. Just

let it happen. It's all there.

WANDA:

Ready, Nick?

WOLF:

Look at this a second, Nick.

Nick moves behind the camera and looks through the eyepiece.

Another CU of Nicole fills the frame. The image is visually

and emotionally breathtaking.

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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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