Permanent Midnight (1998)

Realism is Dead

Jerry (Ben Stiller) has a drug-fueled rant about realism and Expressionism in a writer’s meeting.

Directed by David Veloz.

Released in 1998 by Lionsgate.

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  • character-type: Writer
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  • character-type: Actor
  • action: Yell
  • action: Drink
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Romance
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  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • mood: Funny
  • prop: Coffee Mug
  • prop: Water
  • setting: Hollywood
  • setting: Office
  • setting: Los Angeles
  • theme: Overreacting
  • theme: Addiction
  • theme: Madness
  • theme: Disappointment
  • theme: Creativity
  • theme: Disillusionment
  • actor: Ben Stiller
  • actor: Scott Williamson
  • actor: Cheryl Ladd
  • director: David Veloz
  • producer: David Brookwell
  • producer: Jane Hamsher
  • producer: Yalda Tehranian
  • producer: Don Murphy
  • producer: Robert Leveen
  • cinematographer: Robert D. Yeoman
  • composer: Daniel Licht
  • editor: Steven Weisberg
  • editor: Cara Silverman
  • costume-designer: Lori Eskowitz
  • costume-designer: Louise Mingenbach
  • production-designer: Jerry Fleming
  • role-name: Gary Warren
  • role-name: Jerry Stahl
  • role-name: Pamela Verlaine
  • screenwriter: David Veloz
  • screenwriter: Jerry Stahl
  • year: 1998
  • studio: Lionsgate