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12th Dec '17 11:38:36 AM JamesAustin
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-->-- '''Johnny (Tommy Wiseau)Film/TheRoom, ''Film/TheRoom'''''

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-->-- '''Johnny (Tommy Wiseau)Film/TheRoom, ''Film/TheRoom'''''
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12th Dec '17 11:37:38 AM JamesAustin
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-->--'''Johnny (Tommy Wiseau), ''Film/TheRoom'''''

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-->--'''Johnny -->-- '''Johnny (Tommy Wiseau), Wiseau)Film/TheRoom, ''Film/TheRoom'''''



'''''The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made''''' is a 2013 book written both by Sestero and Tom Bissell, chronicling not only the events behind the production of ''The Room'' but also Sestero's unlikely friendship with Wiseau.

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'''''The ''The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made''''' Made'' is a 2013 book written both by Sestero and Tom Bissell, chronicling not only the events behind the production of ''The Room'' but also Sestero's unlikely friendship with Wiseau.
11th Dec '17 12:04:47 PM Ghidra15
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** As bad as the end result was, it is revealed in the book that it could have been a lot worse. Among the aborted storylines were the nonsensical dialogue ("Promotion! Promotion! That's all I hear about. Here's your coffee and English muffin and burn your mouth."), off the wall plot devices (at one point Wiseau wanted his car to go off the "roof" and fly into the sky because he imagined Johnny was possibly a vampire (???)) and more sequences tossing around the football (including during the birthday scene after he just revealed he and Lisa were expecting.) While writing one scene with Lisa and her mother, Tommy had Lisa talking on the phone with Claudette, and it ended with Lisa ''walking her mother to the door'' because he forgot they were on the phone. Fortunately, he was talked out of these events by Sandy and Greg, amongst others.

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** As bad as the end result was, it is revealed in the book that it could have been a lot worse. Among the aborted storylines were the nonsensical dialogue ("Promotion! Promotion! That's all I hear about. Here's your coffee and English muffin and burn your mouth."), " and “Okay, chill out there, Gramaha, Supreme Leader of the Astra Galactic Command. Just hold your wiener for five minutes and relax. The cash is on its way.”), off the wall plot devices (at one point Wiseau wanted his car to go off the "roof" and fly into the sky because he imagined Johnny was possibly a vampire (???)) and more sequences tossing around the football (including during the birthday scene after he just revealed he and Lisa were expecting.) While writing one scene with Lisa and her mother, Tommy had Lisa talking on the phone with Claudette, and it ended with Lisa ''walking her mother to the door'' because he forgot they were on the phone. Fortunately, he was talked out of these events by Sandy and Greg, amongst others.
10th Dec '17 9:37:26 PM magmablock
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Creator/JamesFranco is directing a film adaptation of the book which will be released in 2017. Tropes relating to that film should go [[Film/TheDisasterArtist here]].

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Creator/JamesFranco is directing directed a film adaptation of the book which will be was released in 2017. Tropes relating to that film should go [[Film/TheDisasterArtist here]].
8th Dec '17 4:17:51 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* BoisterousWeakling: Tommy possesses both a remarkable amount of bravado and absolutely no ability to defend himself when backed into a corner. He writes an absurd threatening letter to CAA, one of the biggest agencies in L.A., saying that they don't have the "guts" to take on a potential superstar like him as their client, and acts like a total jerk to everyone around him. Whenever someone intimidating like Dan or Greg's mother calls him on his bullshit, however, he quickly caves.
7th Dec '17 11:48:28 AM Teakay
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* FakeBrit / TheQueensLatin: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. The casting call for [[Film/PuppetMaster Andre Toulon]] specifies a British accent despite the character being French. Greg manages to avert this.
6th Dec '17 8:46:42 PM Chubzhac
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* AffluentAscetic: Tommy is likely a multi-millionaire yet his only known place of residence is an upscale apartment with very little furnishings. Although, the way it's presented in the book, the apartment is likely just one of a larger number of residences he has.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: A common theme in the novel. Greg needs money, he gets a role in this movie. Graham wants to shoot with HD video, he has to manage a combined 35mm/HD nightmare. Tommy wants to make a classic, he makes a [[SoBadItsGood "classic"]].

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor:
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A common theme in the novel. Greg needs money, he gets a role in this movie. Graham wants to shoot with HD video, he has to manage a combined 35mm/HD nightmare. Tommy wants to make a classic, he makes a [[SoBadItsGood "classic"]]."classic"]].
** Tommy didn't care much for football until Greg suggested they play, which no doubt inspired the infamous football scenes in the film.


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** Greg entertains himself with the thought that after receiving Tommy's commercial, SAG went through their legal documents with a fined tooth comb trying to find a loophole that will let them refuse him membership.
26th Nov '17 7:22:39 AM This1person
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* LoopingLines: The reason a lot of Tommy's dialogue is horribly dubbed into the film is because most of his captured audio performance was unusable. For example, Tommy's line of "You're lying! I never hit you!" originally sounded more like "You're a lion, I never heat you!"

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* LoopingLines: [[invoked]]LoopingLines: The reason a lot of Tommy's dialogue is horribly dubbed into the film is because most of his captured audio performance was unusable. For example, Tommy's line of "You're lying! I never hit you!" originally sounded more like "You're a lion, I never heat you!"



* VoodooShark: Think of anything in "The Room" that doesn't make sense. The dialogue, the acting, the fact they green-screened a San Francisco skyline on a rooftop set '''in''' San Francisco. All of it will make '''less''' sense after hearing Sestero describe Tommy's explanation for it.

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* VoodooShark: Think of anything in "The Room" ''The Room'' that doesn't make sense. The dialogue, the acting, the fact they green-screened a San Francisco skyline on a rooftop set '''in''' San Francisco. All of it will make '''less''' sense after hearing Sestero describe Tommy's explanation for it.



** Or green-screening in the skyline. "I don't want this to be no Minnie Mouse production. I want it look professional."

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** Or green-screening in the skyline. "I don't want this to be no Minnie Mickey Mouse production. I want it look professional."



* VoodooShark: A rare meta version of this. Think of everything in ''The Room'' that doesn't make sense. Greg Sestero's explanation for Tommy's reasoning will have it make LESS sense. Why did the subplot about Lisa's mother having breast cancer go nowhere? "Oh that's the twist, hah?"
15th Nov '17 8:41:05 AM MasterNecromancer
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That man was one [[Creator/TommyWiseau Thomas "Tommy" P. Wiseau]], who avoided questions about his background. Little did Greg know that Wiseau would change his life forever, especially when the latter began work on what he saw as his magnum opus -- a romantic drama called ''Film/TheRoom''... and boy was it a magnum opus for [[SoBadItsGood all the wrong reasons]].

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That man was one [[Creator/TommyWiseau Thomas "Tommy" P. Wiseau]], who avoided questions about his background. Little did Greg know that Wiseau would change his life forever, especially when the latter began work on what he saw as his magnum opus -- a romantic drama called ''Film/TheRoom''... and boy boy, was it a magnum opus for [[SoBadItsGood all the wrong reasons]].
15th Nov '17 8:40:23 AM MasterNecromancer
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In 1998, nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero was yet another young man with the dream of making it to Hollywood. During an acting class he noticed one of his classmates: a very strange man with an undefinable accent who was clearly unsuited for acting yet didn't seem to be embarrassed by it. Very quickly, he found the man's scenes to be both painful to watch yet highly entertaining. On a whim, Greg approached him and asked if he wanted to do a scene with him. Though clearly taken aback at this spontaneous act of interaction, the man agreed.

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In 1998, nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero was yet another young man with the dream of making it to in Hollywood. During an acting class he noticed one of his classmates: a very strange man with an undefinable accent who was clearly unsuited for acting yet didn't seem to be embarrassed by it. Very quickly, he found the man's scenes to be both painful to watch yet highly entertaining. On a whim, Greg approached him and asked if he wanted to do a scene with him. Though clearly taken aback at this spontaneous act of interaction, the man agreed.
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