The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

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#2 Post by CSM126 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:11 am

He'd better star in it, too because that would be amazing.


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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#4 Post by cinemartin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:57 pm

I wouldn't mind Sacha Baron Cohen playing Wiseau.

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#5 Post by Movie-Brat » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:09 pm

I was thinking Russell Brand.

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#6 Post by Soothsayer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:42 pm

Steven Wright would be an inspired choice.

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#7 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:46 pm

I read that as Steven Weber and thought that would indeed be inspired!

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#8 Post by Soothsayer » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:30 pm

They should just cast everyone from Wings

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#9 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:57 pm

The Disaster Artist to be written by the Fault in Our Stars/the Spectacular Now adapters-- also revealed in the article that Franco disappointingly is the one playing Wiseau

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#10 Post by ShellOilJunior » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:38 am

A film made about a man and his masterpiece can only be a masterpiece.

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#11 Post by The Narrator Returns » Mon May 15, 2017 7:52 pm

A24 has bought the rights to The Disaster Artist, will release it this December.

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#12 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:33 pm

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Re: The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)

#13 Post by oh yeah » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:36 pm

Well, still not sure whether this'll be a disaster or not. The book was amazing.

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#15 Post by CSM126 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:06 pm

That is seriously as perfect a poster as any I've seen in ages: the ill-placed light (evidently lighting the back of his head instead of, you know, his face), the too-low boom (in the shot by the looks of it) the ill-fitting suit, and Franco himself (he even got the weird neck striations). It pretty much sums up everything you need to know about The Room in one image.

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#16 Post by PfR73 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:03 pm

oh yeah wrote:Well, still not sure whether this'll be a disaster or not. The book was amazing.
I haven't read the book, but loved the film. I saw it at SXSW this year. While it was advertised as a "work-in-progress" screening, the film appeared finished; Franco & Rogen stated they were still calling it "work-in-progress" in case they wanted to change things, but then said based on the audience response, they probably wouldn't have to. I loved it, and so did everyone else I spoke to who saw it; both people who were very familiar with The Room, and people who'd never seen it. It's extremely funny, but can also be surprisingly touching. There are moments where Franco does such a good job channeling Wiseau that I almost started to question if they had actually pulled a switcheroo and had the real Wiseau perform in certain shots; I'm certain they didn't, but it was almost a subconscious reaction to how Franco nailed certain moments.
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(Wiseau does make a cameo in a post-credits scene)

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#17 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:54 pm

That trailer had me sold.

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#18 Post by ShellOilJunior » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:51 am

I don't usually care for the Academy Awards but I'm pulling for this film to get a least 1 nomination so Wiseau can be invited to the Oscars where he will undoubtedly wear a lumpy suit, cargo pants and two belts.


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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#20 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:46 am

This went over exceedingly well at TIFF last night, and apparently Franco revealed in the Q&A that he directed the entire thing in character. There's some actual Best Actor nomination whispering going on re: Franco.

I've never seen The Room because the persistent hype machine around its existence caught up to me before I ever considered doing so, which sort of turned me off of the idea. But I guess I'll have to if I'm going to see this.

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#21 Post by beamish13 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:06 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:This went over exceedingly well at TIFF last night, and apparently Franco revealed in the Q&A that he directed the entire thing in character. There's some actual Best Actor nomination whispering going on re: Franco.

I've never seen The Room because the persistent hype machine around its existence caught up to me before I ever considered doing so, which sort of turned me off of the idea. But I guess I'll have to if I'm going to see this.
I was very late to the Room party as well, despite being haunted by its ubiquitous midnight screenings and Sunset Boulevard billboard. Finally seeing it, I definitely recognize the camp value, and certain scenes are hilariously inept, but I don't think it has *quite* the otherworldly lunacy of After Last Season

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#22 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:14 pm

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#23 Post by djproject » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:49 am

mfunk9786 wrote:Image
Well ... art should reflect its subject matter =D

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#24 Post by djproject » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:52 am

beamish13 wrote:... but I don't think it has *quite* the otherworldly lunacy of After Last Season
(blank stare for an indeterminable amount of time)

What the [1kHz] did I just see?!

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Re: The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

#25 Post by All the Best People » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:52 am

I finally saw this trailer tonight, after having done everything I could to avoid it. All the good moments are just re-creations of moments from The Room or scenes meant to re-create the shooting of moments from The Room. As such, I'm confused; it seems pointless if you've seen The Room, and meaningless if you haven't.

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