Number of page: 288
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
Soon to be a major motion picture, The Masterpiece, by Warner Bros 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. Ten 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. Greg Sestero, Tommy’s costar, recounts the film’s bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie’s many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be and unraveling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau himself. 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).
- A Google User
THE DISASTER ARTIST: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made Funny, engaging first-person account of the making of The Room (2003), “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.”French-American actor Sestero collaborates with acclaimed author Bissell (Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation, 2012, etc.), producing a deft, energetic narrative as concerned with the romantic American obsession with celebrity as with his trying involvement with The Room and its
- Beebee Halpern
I can’t put it down
- Drew Morris
A Very Insightful Read If you love The Room as much as I do them you’ll really enjoy this book. It gives a ton of insight into how the movie was made and more importantly it sheds light on the very mysterious mastermind of The Room, Tommy Wiseau.
- Elliot Wallis
Incredible insight into an enigma of a man. I’m a big fan of The Room. I’ve watched it countless times with my friends and each time has been a blast. This book not only hilariously details the creation of this oddball film, it also gives a previously unknown view of the man behind it all: Tommy Wiseau. This book is often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking and wholly sincere. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn’t seen The Room, and to anyone who appreciates good, character driven literature.
- Zay Zay
Incredible, emotional, inspiring. What makes this book so great is that it’s characters which contrary to the room are so real. You are now put in Greg’s shoes and through his eyes you can understand the reality of how the room came to be. I laughed so many times as I blazed through this book and at one point even shed a few tears. I was also inspired by Tommy relentless attempts to chase his one dream. I respect this man because we all can relate to the fact that chasing your dream is a long unforgiving road or highway as Greg would put it
- lizzie folpy
Absolute Perfection I watched The Room and hated myself for losing two hours of my life. After reading The Disaster Artist, I have a new-found admiration for Tommy and his dream. Thank you, Greg, for this book.
- Chiphe Holas
Couldnt put it down Now it all makes sense!
- John M
Wow. My girlfriend and I are huge fans of Wiseau; and, wow, I just don’t know what to say now that I’ve finished this book. I think I’m going to go buy the hardcover edition.
- Kieran Hayag
Amazing Book, Changes my View on Everything Especially Tommy Wiseau! Great book.
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