History Film / TheRoom

21st Feb '18 11:35:14 AM nombretomado
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** Lisa already ordered a pizza. It's at least on the table... even though it's not the one Lisa ordered.[[note]]Half Canadian bacon with pineapple, half artichoke with pesto and light on the cheese. [[WebOriginal/RiffTrax Mike]] theorized that the pizza place thought she was kidding about the ingredients and just sent a plain cheese pizza.[[/note]]

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** Lisa already ordered a pizza. It's at least on the table... even though it's not the one Lisa ordered.[[note]]Half Canadian bacon with pineapple, half artichoke with pesto and light on the cheese. [[WebOriginal/RiffTrax [[Podcast/RiffTrax Mike]] theorized that the pizza place thought she was kidding about the ingredients and just sent a plain cheese pizza.[[/note]]
14th Feb '18 10:32:02 AM BlueBlaze64
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* AudienceParticipation: At ''Film/RockyHorrorPictureShow''-style screenings, audiences are actively encouraged to vocally express their abject revulsion [[note]]For example, when the camera goes out of focus, the audience yells "Focus!", only for [[FetishRetardant Lisa's breasts]] to show up on screen, to which the audience shouts "Unfocus!"[[/note]], even by Wiseau himself. This includes hurling of plastic spoons and impromptu games of football starting in the aisles each time a similarly incomprehensible football game starts on screen.

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* AudienceParticipation: At ''Film/RockyHorrorPictureShow''-style screenings, audiences are actively encouraged to vocally express their abject revulsion [[note]]For example, when the camera goes out of focus, the audience yells "Focus!", only for [[FetishRetardant Lisa's breasts]] to show up on screen, to which the audience shouts "Unfocus!"[[/note]], revulsion, even by Wiseau himself. This includes hurling of includes:
** Hurling
plastic spoons and impromptu at the screen whenever the photo frame with the stock photo of a spoon is on screen
** Impromptu
games of football starting in the aisles each time a similarly incomprehensible football game starts on screen.screen.
** Telling characters to close the door whenever they leave it open
** Chanting "Go! Go! Go!" at the start of every panning shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, and cheering if it makes it to the end.
** Saying "O hai ____!" at the entrance of every character.
** Applauding when Claudette says what the audience is thinking: "What are these characters doing here?"
** Saying the most famous lines along with the movie
3rd Feb '18 8:56:03 PM Josef5678
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* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: It's easier to identify the main character as Tommy Wiseau rather than "Johnny".
3rd Feb '18 8:48:22 PM Josef5678
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* BechdelTest: Surprisingly passes. It’s hard to argue the misogyny inherent to this movie, but Lisa has conversations with both Claudette and Michelle that are not about men - notably, Claudette’s infamous breast cancer announcement.



* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: It's easier to identify the main character as Tommy Wiseau rather than "Johnny".



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Despite their characters' awful behavior, Greg Sestero (Mark) and Juliette Danielle (Lisa) have been known to be quite friendly and polite to fans and critics alike and have a great sense of humor about the film[[note]]As well as the fact that they, as well as the other actors (barring Wiseau) from the film, including Dan Janjigian (Chris-R) LOVE the review done by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.[[/note]] . Meanwhile, Tommy, depending on ''when'' you encounter him, can easily be seen as being on the [[NiceCharacterMeanActor other side of the spectrum...]]
31st Jan '18 9:46:21 AM Josef5678
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* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: Tommy spends the entire movie hanging out with the same 4 guys, until the birthday party, which has 20 or so people, who Tommy states are all of his friends.



* FunnyForeigner: Johnny, and Tommy Wiseau himself, unintentionally. WebVideo/ObscurusLupa described Wiseau as "the French ''Film/{{Borat}}'', if he didn't know he was the French Borat", while IFC.com described his voice in the film as "Borat trying to do an impression of Creator/ChristopherWalken playing a mental patient." Made even funnier because in RealLife Tommy Wiseau claims to be from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans. (Love that French Quarter accent!)
** Turns out that he's [[http://iwatchstuff.com/2014/01/tommy-wiseaus-point-of-origin-finally-fi.php likely from Poland.]]

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* FunnyForeigner: Johnny, and Tommy Wiseau himself, unintentionally. WebVideo/ObscurusLupa described Wiseau as "the French ''Film/{{Borat}}'', if he didn't know he was the French Borat", while IFC.com described his voice in the film as "Borat trying to do an impression of Creator/ChristopherWalken playing a mental patient." Made even funnier because in RealLife Tommy Wiseau claims to be from UsefulNotes/NewOrleans. (Love that French Quarter accent!)
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Turns out that he's [[http://iwatchstuff.com/2014/01/tommy-wiseaus-point-of-origin-finally-fi.php likely from Poland.]]



* HypocriticalHumor: "I cannot tell you, it's confidential. Anyway, how is your sex life?"

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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"I cannot tell you, it's confidential. Anyway, how is your sex life?"



* LargeHam: Tommy Wiseau actually manages to ''combine'' this with DullSurprise. See ColdHam.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Tommy Wiseau actually manages to ''combine'' this with DullSurprise. See ColdHam.



* PleaseWakeUp: Both Mark and Denny say this to [[spoiler:Johnny, after his suicide]].
** Made ridiculous by the fact that [[spoiler:Johnny has a bullet in his brain, his blood is spreading out beneath him and he clearly isn't going to wake up anytime soon.]]

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* PleaseWakeUp: Both Mark and Denny say this to [[spoiler:Johnny, after his suicide]].
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suicide]]. Made ridiculous by the fact that [[spoiler:Johnny has a bullet in his brain, his blood is spreading out beneath him and he clearly isn't going to wake up anytime soon.]]



*** The shot of Johnny tossing a TV out his window (and the shot of it hitting the ground) during the same scene mirror Pink's tantrum in ''[[Music/TheWall Pink Floyd - The Wall]]''.

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*** ** The shot of Johnny tossing a TV out his window (and the shot of it hitting the ground) during the same scene his tantrum mirror Pink's tantrum in ''[[Music/TheWall Pink Floyd - The Wall]]''.



* TantrumThrowing: In the end, after Lisa and Mark are caught cheating and Johnny listens to the full recording of Lisa's call to Mark, Johnny tears apart his house and belongings in a homage to Film/CitizenKane.

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* TantrumThrowing: In the end, after Lisa and Mark are caught cheating and Johnny listens to the full recording of Lisa's call to Mark, Johnny tears apart his house and belongings in a homage to Film/CitizenKane.''Film/CitizenKane''.



* TwentyFourHourPartyPeople: Tommy spends the entire movie hanging out with the same 4 guys, until the birthday party, which has 20 or so people, who Tommy states are all of his friends.



* UpdatedRerelease: Tommy Wiseau claimed to have been working on converting the film to 3D for theatrical release in 2012. Oh hi, 3rd dimension!
** As nothing new on the matter had been reported by the end of 2016, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen this is probably not happening.]]

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* UpdatedRerelease: Tommy Wiseau claimed to have been working on converting the film to 3D for theatrical release in 2012. Oh hi, 3rd dimension!
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As nothing new on the matter had been reported by the end of 2016, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen [[DevelopmentHell this is probably not happening.]]



* ViewersAreGoldfish: Thank you Mr. Wiseau, for helpfully showing us the movie is taking place in San Francisco every five minutes.
-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax Bill Corbett]]:''' Just in case you were wondering, we are still in San Francisco.\\

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* ViewersAreGoldfish: ViewersAreGoldfish:
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Thank you Mr. Wiseau, for helpfully showing us the movie is taking place in San Francisco every five minutes.
-->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax
minutes. This has led to an AudienceParticipation bit where every time an EstablishingShot is shown, the audience shouts "Meanwhile, in San Francisco..."
--->'''[[Podcast/RiffTrax
Bill Corbett]]:''' Just in case you were wondering, we are still in San Francisco.\\



** This has led to an AudienceParticipation bit where every time an EstablishingShot is shown, the audience shouts "Meanwhile, in San Francisco..."
** Also, we are reminded every five minutes or so that a) Johnny is a wonderful person, b) Mark is Johnny's best friend, and c) Lisa is beautiful.

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** This has led to an AudienceParticipation bit where every time an EstablishingShot is shown, the audience shouts "Meanwhile, in San Francisco..."
** Also, we
We are reminded every five minutes or so that a) Johnny is a wonderful person, b) Mark is Johnny's best friend, and c) Lisa is beautiful.
29th Jan '18 6:20:48 PM JRads47
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29th Jan '18 6:20:43 PM JRads47
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*** Did anyone realise that immediately after she says this (she says this after Denny comes in, after Michelle and Mike leave), the camera moves so that a ''lampshade'' is placed very centrally and prominently in the frame?
*** If this was intentional, then Wiseau may be a secret genius.
28th Jan '18 9:28:05 PM Octoya
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* CassandraTruth: A rather bizarre version. After Mark tells Johnny a story about a woman he knew who was viciously beaten to near-death by a boyfriend who found out she was cheating, Johnny chuckles and responds "what a story!", as if he thinks Mark is lying.

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* CassandraTruth: A rather bizarre version. After Mark tells Johnny a story about a woman he knew who was viciously beaten to near-death by a boyfriend who found out she was cheating, Johnny chuckles and responds "what a story!", as if he thinks Mark is lying.
28th Jan '18 9:27:00 PM Octoya
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* CassandraTruth: A rather bizarre version. After Mark tells Johnny a story about a woman he knew who was viciously beaten to near-death by her abusive boyfriend, Johnny chuckles and responds "what a story!", as if he thinks Mark is lying.

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* CassandraTruth: A rather bizarre version. After Mark tells Johnny a story about a woman he knew who was viciously beaten to near-death by her abusive boyfriend, a boyfriend who found out she was cheating, Johnny chuckles and responds "what a story!", as if he thinks Mark is lying.
21st Jan '18 10:14:06 AM 3rdStringPG
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* RedStringOfFate: In the beginning of the movie, Johnny gives Lisa a red dress. [[BookEnds At the end of the movie]], [[spoiler: after finding out she's cheating on him, he angrily tears it apart.]] Almost certainly unintentional.

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* RedStringOfFate: In the beginning of the movie, Johnny gives Lisa a red dress. [[BookEnds At the end of the movie]], [[spoiler: after finding out she's cheating on him, he angrily tears it apart.apart after humping it.]] Almost certainly unintentional.
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