History Literature / TheDisasterArtist

11th Nov '16 10:01:04 PM BobSaget9
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** Chapter Eight (which concerns Greg landing the ''Retro Puppet Master'' role) ends with Greg, while in Romania, receiving a supportive telegram from Tommy on Christmas. While at first this seems like a heart warming moment, as [[WhamLine the last line]] of the chapter makes clear:
-->[[ParanoiaFuel I still don't know how Tommy found me.]][[note]]Greg ''never'' told Tommy where he was going to film.[[/note]]

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** Chapter Eight (which concerns Greg landing the ''Retro Puppet Master'' role) ends with Greg, while in Romania, receiving a supportive telegram from Tommy on Christmas. While at first this seems like a heart warming heartwarming moment, as [[WhamLine the last line]] of the chapter makes clear:
-->[[ParanoiaFuel --->[[ParanoiaFuel I still don't know how Tommy found me.]][[note]]Greg ''never'' told Tommy where he was going to film.[[/note]]
11th Nov '16 10:00:40 PM BobSaget9
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** Chapter Eight (which concerns Greg landing the ''Retro Puppet Master'' role) ends with Greg, while in Romania, receiving a supportive telegram from Tommy on Christmas. While at first this seems like a heart warming moment, as [[WhamLine the last line]] of the chapter makes clear:
-->[[ParanoiaFuel I still don't know how Tommy found me.]][[note]]Greg ''never'' told Tommy where he was going to film.[[/note]]
3rd Nov '16 4:33:05 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Every chapter that talks about the filming process uses a quote from the movie that is both from one of the scenes being filmed in that chapter ''and'' relates to another subject that comes up in that chapter. For example, the chapter "Where's my fucking money?" Is about both the Chris-R reshoot, the one that got into the film, and Tommy's mysterious, vast and unexplained fortune.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: Every chapter that talks about the filming process uses a quote from the movie that is both from one of the scenes being filmed in that chapter ''and'' relates to another subject that comes up in that chapter. For example, the chapter "Where's my fucking money?" Is is about both the Chris-R reshoot, the one that got into the film, and Tommy's mysterious, vast and unexplained fortune.



* FunnyForeigner: Exaggerated and deconstructed in Tommy. It's obvious that his strangeness hinges on some kind of illness or trauma incidental to his foreignness. Other foreigners, like Greg's mom or Zsolt the Hungarian sound guy, are just as baffled by Tommy as anyone else.

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* FunnyForeigner: Exaggerated and deconstructed in Tommy. It's obvious that his strangeness hinges on some kind of illness or trauma incidental to his foreignness. Other foreigners, like Greg's mom or Zsolt the Hungarian sound Hungarian-sounding guy, are just as baffled by Tommy as anyone else.



** Late in the book Greg's brother tells him he found out Tommy's real birthdate and age thanks to a friend in the State Department, he tells Greg but it's never given to the reader.

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** Late in the book book, Greg's brother tells him he found out Tommy's real birthdate and age thanks to a friend in the State Department, he Department. He tells Greg Greg, but it's never given to the reader.



** Out the thirty crew members the film had, only three of them offered to help Tommy shoot the San Francisco exterior shots.

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** Out of the thirty crew members the film had, only three of them offered to help Tommy shoot the San Francisco exterior shots.
3rd Nov '16 1:29:33 PM rjd1922
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* LoopholeAbuse: Greg tells Tommy he can get a SAG card by being in a commercial. Tommy responds to this by writing, producing, directing, and starring in a commercial for a company he owns.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Greg tells Tommy he can get a SAG card by being in a commercial. Tommy responds to this by writing, producing, directing, and starring in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fqAFCb4-ec a commercial for a company he owns.]]
3rd Nov '16 1:24:35 PM rjd1922
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* BackForTheFinale: Don, [[TheOtherMarty the originally-cast Mark]], was apparently invited to The Room's premiere.

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* BackForTheFinale: Don, [[TheOtherMarty the originally-cast Mark]], was apparently invited to The Room's ''The Room'''s premiere.
22nd Oct '16 11:28:59 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CreatorsApathy: [[invoked]] As production dragged on, the cast and crew of ''The Room'' gave up on it. Most were convinced it would never be viewed by anyone. Professionalism on set fell apart. Sestero admitted to mailing in his performance. Several scenes are out of focus because they never bothered to check.



* TheyJustDidntCare: [[invoked]] As production dragged on, the cast and crew of ''The Room'' gave up on it. Most were convinced it would never be viewed by anyone. Professionalism on set fell apart. Sestero admitted to mailing in his performance. Several scenes are out of focus because they never bothered to check.
19th Oct '16 9:46:16 PM Kadorhal
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** Tommy was adamant about only using English in the movie. While shooting the 'Mark and Johnny play catch' scene Greg said 'catch this' in French and Tommy lost his cool and tackled him saying 'No French dammit!'. FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that's probably why Lisa is Johnny's 'future-wife' in the movie and not his fiancée.
** Flatulence is another one. Tommy HATES it and goes on tirades when someone else farts.

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** Tommy was adamant about only using English in the movie. While shooting the 'Mark and Johnny play catch' scene scene, Greg said 'catch this' "catch this" in French and French, which caused Tommy lost to lose his cool and tackled him saying 'No tackle him, shouting "No French dammit!'. FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you realize that's probably dammit!". This even applied to loanwords from other languages, which is likely why Lisa is Johnny's 'future-wife' "future-wife" in the movie and not his fiancée.
** Flatulence is another one. Tommy HATES ''hates'' it and goes on tirades when someone else farts.
17th Oct '16 8:25:08 PM Kadorhal
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* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Tommy had ''zero'' idea in how to make a film. For instance, Sestero ended up as his line producer, which is a very time-consuming job as a line producer is responsible for the daily operations of production that the director cannot be bothered with (such as setting up casting calls and ordering food for the crew), and has him be a lead actor.

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* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Tommy had ''zero'' idea in how to make a film. For instance, Sestero ended up as his line producer, which is a very time-consuming job as a line producer is responsible for the daily operations of production that the director cannot be bothered with (such as setting up casting calls and ordering food for the crew), and has him be a lead actor.actor at the same time.



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

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



** On the other hand, other scenes become much funnier. Knowing that "It's not true, it's bullshit, I did not hit her, I did naaaaaat... Oh hai Mark," took 3 hours and thirty-two takes makes it somehow more hilarious.

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** On the other hand, other scenes become much funnier. Knowing that "It's not true, it's bullshit, I did not hit her, I did naaaaaat... Oh hai Mark," took 3 hours and thirty-two takes over three hours makes it somehow more hilarious.



** The night before production began, Wiseau remarked that Greg's beard made him look like Spartacus. In the Kubrick film, Spartacus doesn't have a beard.

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** The night before production began, Wiseau remarked that Greg's beard made him look like Spartacus. In [[Film/{{Spartacus}} the Kubrick film, film]], Spartacus doesn't have a beard.
20th Sep '16 6:58:03 PM RaustBD
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: When Graham is finally sick of Tommy's compulsive lying about getting a generator:
-->Graham grabbed a paint towel from the box at his feet and stood with righteous fury. "''Tommy''", he said. Tommy turned and Graham marched up to him and threw the paint towel at Tommy's feet. This was far more dramatic than it sounds. It looked as grave an insult as a seventeenth-century Frenchman slapping another with a white glove. He stuck his finger in Tommy's face. "You're a fucking liar, Tommy. You're a ''fucking'' liar."
20th Sep '16 6:52:55 PM RaustBD
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** Greg also becomes one towards the end, when the disasters and drama behind the scenes really begins to pile up. In spite of everything that's gone wrong, he still desperately wants to make sure the film is completed, and not just for the large sum of cash he's been promised. He states that by that point, the thought of all of this hard work and needless suffering amounting to absolutely nothing became heartbreaking to him.

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** Greg also becomes one towards the end, when the disasters and drama behind the scenes really begins begin to pile up. In spite of everything that's gone wrong, he still desperately wants to make sure the film is completed, and not just for the large sum of cash he's been promised. He states that by that point, the thought of all of this hard work and needless suffering amounting to absolutely nothing became heartbreaking to him.
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