The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called The Room. Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau’s... show more
The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called The Room. Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau’s scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, “I have to do a scene with this guy.” That impulse changed both of their lives. Wiseau seemed never to have read the rule book on interpersonal relationships (or the instructions on a bottle of black hair dye), yet he generously offered to put the aspiring actor up in his LA apartment. Sestero’s nascent acting career first sizzled, then fizzled, resulting in Wiseau’s last-second offer to Sestero of costarring with him in The Room, a movie Wiseau wrote and planned to finance, produce, and direct—in the parking lot of a Hollywood equipment-rental shop. Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on his film, but despite the efforts of the disbelieving (and frequently fired) crew and embarrassed (and frequently fired) actors, the movie made no sense. Nevertheless Wiseau rented a Hollywood billboard featuring his alarming headshot and staged a red carpet premiere. The Room made $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. One reviewer said that watching The Room was like “getting stabbed in the head.” The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero’s laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly), which is now an international phenomenon, with Wiseau himself beloved as an oddball celebrity. Written with award-winning journalist Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist is an inspiring tour de force that reads like a page-turning novel, an open-hearted portrait of an enigmatic man who will improbably capture your heart.
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
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The Room is a low-budget film released in 2003 and is considered one of the worst movies ever made. I watched the movie once, back when Adult Swim aired it the first time for their annual April Fools prank. And that once was enough for me. I'm not a fan of the movie, so that's not why I read this bo...
Cómo no leer un libro sobre esta pelicula!*Lloro de la risa*
I'm going to do my best to keep this short and sweet. If you haven't seen the beautiful disaster that is The Room, seek it out now! Hell, there are even clips on Youtube you can check out, and the guys from Rifftrax (former Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast members) do a great job riffing it--you ca...
OH MY GOD I NEED THIS I MUST HAVE THIS
Update (6/18/13): OMG there's a cover. It's beautimous. Also WHAT'S THIS? A GIVEAWAY? Oh please let me win a copy of this. That would make my life.----------Okay, I am such a nerd for The Room that I've known about this book for months. I really can't wait. And it comes out on my birthday, too. FUCK...