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The disaster artist : my life inside The room, the greatest bad movie ever made

Author: Greg Sestero; Tom Bissell
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2003, an independent film called The Room -- starring and written, produced, directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit of indeterminate age and origin named Tommy Wiseau -- made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as "like getting stabbed in the head," the six-million-dollar film earned a grand total of $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Ten years later, The Room  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Tommy Wiseau; Greg Sestero
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Sestero; Tom Bissell
ISBN: 9781451661194 1451661193 9781476730400 1476730407
OCLC Number: 830352130
Description: xvi, 270 pages : illustartions ; 25 cm
Contents: The players --
"Oh, hi, Mark" --
La France a gagné --
"Do you have some secrets?" --
Tommy's planet --
"People are very strange these days" --
Too young to die --
"Where's my fucking money?" --
May all your dreams come true --
"You are tearing me apart, Lisa!" --
Do you have the guts to take me? --
"I'll record everything" --
I'm not waiting for Hollywood --
"Leave your stupid comments in your pocket" --
Highway of hell --
"God, forgive me" --
Don't be shocked --
This is my life.
Responsibility: Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell.
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In 2003, an independent film called The Room -- starring and written, produced, directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit of indeterminate age and origin named Tommy Wiseau -- made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as "like getting stabbed in the head," the six-million-dollar film earned a grand total of $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Ten years later, The Room is an international cult phenomenon. Thousands of fans wait in line for hours to attend screenings complete with costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and thousands of plastic spoons. In The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero, Tommy's costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film's long, strange journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans -- who on earth is "Steven," and what's with that hospital on Guerrero Street? -- as well as the question that plagues the uninitiated: how the hell did a movie this awful ever get made? But more than just a funny story about cinematic hubris, The Disaster Artist is a portrait of a mysterious man who got past every road block in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms.

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