The Disaster Artist

Posted by Tom Brogan on Sunday, November 10, 2013 Under: Books
Another film covered by How Did This Get Made? is The Room. Commonly accepted as the worst bad film of all time (although I think Birdemic has now inherited that title) The Room is the vision of writer/actor/producer Tommy Wiseau. The new book The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell is the inside story of how the film came to be. 

Sestero was one of the leads of the film, and by his own admission 'The Tommy Whisperer', the one man who was at Tommy Wiseau's side throughout the duration of the shoot. In addition to being one of the stars he was, in an unusual move, also the film's Line Producer. The book is laugh out loud funny, well-written, smart and touching. The two actors met in an acting class and became unlikely friends from the moment Tommy chose to perform a scene from 'A Streetcar Named Desire' in class.

If you've seen the film the book is a must read. It explains some of the bizarre happenings on screen, why certain scenes were shot, why characters are holding water bottles, waving at the cameraman or wearing tuxedos. If you haven't seen the film you'll certainly want to after reading the book.

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