The Disaster Artist
February 18, 2014
A while back, I went to a screening of The Room, the cult classic film that’s considered by some to be the Citizen Kane of bad movies. One of the stars of the film, Greg Sestero, was there plugging his book, The Disaster Artist. The book chronicles his friendship with director, writer, and producer Tommy Wiseau and the making of the film. It’s kind of sad that Wiseau’s dream of being a star ended up making him a laughingstock. Still, this might be the funniest book I’ve ever read.
Sestero attempts to explain how such a horrible film came to be. For anyone who’s seen The Room, it’s hard to believe Wiseau was oblivious to how bad the movie turned out. He was told repeatedly by crew members that the dialogue was bad and that many of the scenes didn’t make sense, yet he boldly charged on. Wiseau comes across in the book as more bizarre than I could ever imagine, and that’s saying a lot. If you’ve seen The Room and want to know how this train wreck of a movie happened, I would recommend The Disaster Artist.
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