Read this book, Mark – “This book is a revelation in so many ways and a look at Hollywood seldom seen. Kooky, weird and touching, it tells the now infamous story of the making of The Room, that wonderfully terrible film that has now become a cult classic. I’m so glad Sestero had the where with all to turn his experience into a book. (now a movie). Bravo.” ~ KDMask
New York Times bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by and starring James Franco!
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room.
In 2003, an independent film called The Room—starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau—made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as “like getting stabbed in the head,” the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Years later, it’s an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and thousands of plastic spoons.
Hailed by The Huffington Post as “possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed,” The Disaster Artist is the hilarious, behind-the-scenes story of a deliciously awful cinematic phenomenon as well as the story of an odd and inspiring Hollywood friendship. Actor Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans (like, who is Steven? And what’s with that hospital on Guerrero Street?)—as well as the most important question: how the hell did a movie this awful ever get made? But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, “The Disaster Artist is one of the most honest books about friendship I’ve read in years” (Los Angeles Times).
What a bed shaking book! My husband kept being awakened by me as I read this book late into the night. I loved it! Can’t wait to see the movie and “The Room” as well. Here is a quote from the book: (Pg. 23)
He looked older in everything but his attitude; he sat in his seat like a slouchy teenager in detention. The more closely I studied him, the odder he appeared. He seemed half comic book character, half hair-metal icon. Was this guy French? If so, why was he so indifferent about France’s victory?
I had no idea how significant this moment would be in my life. This was the first time I saw the man who called himself Tommy Wiseau.