Written by: Tom DiCillo
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I've got a new song (not on the new album). Here's a still from the music video now being edited.
January 23, 2023
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I was glad to receive this text.
January 23, 2023
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January 20, 2023
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I'm thrilled to announce the launch of this new site. It was designed and installed by my good friend, Eduardo Almonte, who as usual put his heart and soul into it. He created the …
January 7, 2023
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In updating my website over the last month I made a somewhat depressing discovery.  It seems that the only existing trailer for my film, Living In Oblivion, is a link to a copy of …
January 4, 2023
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September 4, 2022
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One half a face doubled over to make a 2 Face.
August 30, 2022
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I found this poster from the 1-Man Show I did Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway in 1987. I'd originated the character of Johnny Suede in an acting class I took after graduating from NYU Grad Film School. …
July 20, 2021
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  I stumbled upon this photo the other day. It is Peter Dinklage standing in for himself on the set of Living In Oblivion. It is 1995. It is Peter's first film. I'd wanted …
July 13, 2021
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I've known Scott Macaulay at Filmmaker Magazine for over 20 years. He's been at the forefront of NY Independent film, producing some of the most memorable independent films of the past few decades. One …
April 1, 2021
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I shot this short piece to introduce the blu-ray and dvd release of the official Director's Cut of Delirious.
December 6, 2020
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You put your soul into every film you make. And you love them all. But some you love a little bit more. Delirious is one of those films. It came into being at a …
October 9, 2020
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DELIRIOUS; Official Director's Cut Clips Les hires Toby for free.Les (Steve Buscemi) is a loner NYC paparazzi. Toby (Michael Pitt) is a homeless kid Les met the night before and allowed, against his better …
October 5, 2020
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Just before Delirious was first released several years ago some last minute editing choices were forced upon me that I've always regretted. It is one of my most personal and artistically satisfying films and …
September 23, 2020
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Today marks the 25th Anniversary of my 2nd film, Living In Oblivion. To the entire amazing cast, to everyone who worked on the film, to everyone who supported and encouraged me I say Thank …
July 22, 2020
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Christine Bode is the founder of SCULLY LOVE PROMO, a promotions and editing company offering savvy social media marketing services to musicians and authors. She's helped me enormously with everything from spreading the word …
June 28, 2018
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After 8 years Down In Shadowland is now available for screening starting Oct. 10, 2017. Here are the direct links: VUDU MICROSOFT STORE VIMEO ON DEMAND GOOGLE PLAY AMAZON iTUNES
October 16, 2017
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Columbia University Press announces the release of THE CINEMA of TOM DiCILLO, the first book to cover Tom DiCillo's entire film career to date. The book's foreword is by Steve Buscemi. The official release is …
August 24, 2017
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Well, I must admit I was sad to hear this.
January 15, 2017
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I noticed this on the subway today. I'm glad to see the new president is getting right to work.  
November 18, 2016
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This is Part 5 of a 9-part series called DRUNK FILM SCHOOL with Tom DiCillo. The original interview was conducted via web streaming by Duane Andersen from the Film Dept at Utah Valley University. Constructed …
July 25, 2016
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I always wondered about this. Now the mystery is solved.
July 15, 2016
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This interview with The Trygger Twins originally appeared in muzicTown online magazine shortly after the release of the Twin's single, GUN KONTROL.  The music video for the track was directed by Boone Welles who not only …
June 25, 2016
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Here's a photo I took waiting for the train the other day. For the first time I am impressed with Ted Cruz. I guess this shows how much he wants to be President.
March 10, 2016
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Well, here's another photo I took today. It's why I love New York.
December 31, 2015
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I took this photo today as I was walking home on the upper west side of NYC. Crazzzcy times...  
December 16, 2015
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It's funny how this track by the Trygger Twins keeps coming to mind lately...    
December 7, 2015
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DOWN IN SHADOWLAND TO SCREEN TWICE IN NYC My new film, Down In Shadowland, will screen twice in NYC this month. First will be at The Anthology Film Archives on Nov. 10 at 8pm …
November 1, 2015
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The famed Anthology Film Archives in NYC is having a retrospective of some of my films. They'll be showing 35mm prints of Living In Oblivion and Delirious. Steve Buscemi will be joining me at …
October 10, 2015
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The bonus features for Shout! Factory’s “Living in Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition” have just been announced! The Blu-ray edition includes: -Audio Commentary with writer/director Tom DiCillo. -In Our Own Oblivion: The Miracle of Making …
September 18, 2015
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I'm really excited to announce the 20th Anniversary special release of LIVING IN OBLIVION on Blu-ray and DVD. The film has been completely remastered digitally under my supervision. It looks amazing. This new release by …
August 18, 2015
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My step-cousin on my mother's side, Boone Welles is a young, aspiring filmmaker. She's just directed her first music video for a new group called The Trygger Twins. She asked me to share it …
July 4, 2015
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I recently found these photos. They're going in a book Wayne Byrne has just completed called Include Me Out, The Films of Tom DiCillo. The book will have many more photos but something about these …
April 30, 2015
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A few months ago I found one of my student films,   GOD SAVE THE KING. GOD SAVE THE KING was my first sync sound film when I was in NYU film school. Back in …
March 25, 2015
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A few months ago Nick Dawson from The Talkhouse invited me to write a piece for the magazine. He's put together a great site where filmmakers and artists share their thoughts about recently released music and …
November 10, 2014
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I always loved this song by Johnny Cash and U2. But, recently I wondered what it would sound like if it had a little Black and Blue added to it. So, I laid down …
October 28, 2014
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  Just when you thought there no more that could be said on the subject, Kathy Lindboe at Miramax put together a very cool piece on Johnny Suede. READ IT HERE Our interview delves …
September 21, 2014
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I'm thrilled to announce that my new film, DOWN IN SHADOWLAND,  has been accepted into the Main Documentary Competition of the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival. Here's the program listing.     The film will screen …
September 19, 2014
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Alex Green's cool music website has been revamped and renamed. It is now called STEREO EMBERS. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read impassioned and informed articles on music--and best …
August 22, 2014
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Not all stories in the film business end like this one did. A few months ago I found out that without my consent, major sections of music had been replaced in my film Johnny Suede showing …
August 11, 2014
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Here is Ball & Chain, by The Black and Blue Orkestre. This is the band's first vocal video. It was shot in in two different continents and three different cities. The concept was somehow …
July 17, 2014
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There is some activity on the film front. I'm in what can be most accurately termed pre-pre-pre-production on a feature I wrote. Which means I'm in a deal with some people who are trying …
June 16, 2014
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Last night a courageous and astute reader informed me that my film, JOHNNY SUEDE, now showing on Netflix has been altered without my authorization. All of the Link Wray music I worked so carefully …
March 29, 2014
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I'm thrilled to announce the official release of The Black and Blue Orkestre's first album, HURT ME TENDER. It consists of 12 original tracks performed by Tom DiCillo, Grog and Will Crewdson. Live drums …
October 3, 2013
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A few months ago I had a long talk with Paul Rowlands who runs a cool site about film called Money Into Light. We talked about Johnny Suede, Brad Pitt, acting, Steve Buscemi, Living …
August 18, 2013
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My friend Alex Green runs a very cool music website called Caught In The Carousel. I would highly recommend checking it out for anyone interested in all things about new music. There are great …
August 14, 2013
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This comment came in last week. I liked the questions so I thought I'd post them here. "Hello, Tom. My name is Nicolò, I’m an Italian student from the University of Turin. The thesis for my academic degree is …
December 25, 2012
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Here is a music video together for Frozen Sunset, a new instrumental track by The Black & Blue Orkestre. The idea was that our little 3 person consortium, spread out like it is between …
April 2, 2012
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The Black & Blue Orkestre has a new vocal track, called "Frozen Heartache". It was somewhat inspired by the groove of "Frozen Sunset" but then took on a life of its own.  
March 25, 2012
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I love this time of year. There's a sharp thrill in the air. The holidays are here and people are full of anticipation and excitement. Everyone's putting their lists together. Not Christmas lists; I …
December 19, 2011

TOM DICILLO

Independent Filmmaker & Musician