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u/Kryeiszkhazek · 74 pointsr/FanTheories

Obligatory plug for the book, The Disaster Artist

The dude, Greg Sestero, who plays Mark was actually Tommy's best friend in real life, or as close to a best friend as a guy like Tommy can have.

Greg tells the story of how he, as a struggling actor, met Tommy in an acting class and was inevitably cast as Mark and then the goddamn day to day insanity of working with Tommy. He tells all kinds of little things about Tommy's eccentricities like ordering warm water at restaurants and about how Wiseau probably isn't his real name and nobody knows how old he really is.

Also James Franco is making a movie about the making of The Room, James plays Tommy and his brother Dave plays Mark/Greg

u/NotCobaltWolf · 35 pointsr/OutOfTheLoop

I highly recommend The Disaster Artist, written by Greg Sestero (Mark in the film). It doesn't give any answers but it gives you better insight into who he is.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest/dp/1451661193

u/Locclo · 29 pointsr/tumblr

I highly recommend checking out the actual book if you've ever had any interest in all in learning how the hell this movie was made. It's highly entertaining for a lot of reasons, but it also goes into some of the reasons and inspirations that drove Wiseau into filmmaking. The audiobook is also really good; it's read by Sestero himself, and his impression of Wiseau's accent is dead-on.

u/Ask_me_about_birds · 23 pointsr/youtubehaiku

It was made intentionally, according to one of the actors who later wrote a book about it. It just ended up being a cult classic of "funny-bad" movies.

u/pnpbios · 15 pointsr/television

If anybody here hasn't read 'The Disaster Artist' you really really need to.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest/dp/1451661193

It's the story of the production of The Room written by Greg Sestero, who plays Mark.

u/WebbieVanderquack · 9 pointsr/movies

Did you ever read The Disaster Artist?

Sestero suggests he probably did escape all those things, but I can't remember specifics, and I don't think anyone but Tommy totally knows the truth anyway.

u/MadmanPoet · 3 pointsr/IAmA

You should probably read The Disaster Artist. It was written by the guy who played Mark in the movie.

Spoiler: Tommy was the only one who didn't want out. And that includes Cancer Mom.

u/PAL18 · 3 pointsr/badMovies

Check out The Disaster Artist. Greg Sestero goes into what that clip is and why Tommy made it. Really interesting and hilarious.

u/stonebone4 · 3 pointsr/movies

Sorry, I keep forgetting I'm in r/movies and not r/theroom lol...the guy who played "O hai" Mark in The Room wrote a book about the experience of filming it and being friends with Tommy, which is what the Franco movie is based on. It's awesome and I highly recommend it! The Disaster Artist

To sum it up: The Room is 10/10 because it's batshit crazy, The Disaster Artist book is 10/10 because it's a great inside look at a batshit crazy movie made by a really bizarre but interesting guy, and I believe The Disaster Artist movie will be 10/10 based on those reasons.

u/storyr · 3 pointsr/gaming

Cheep cheep! Cheep cheep!

If you haven't read it. I'd suggest reading Greg Sestero's book http://www.amazon.com/The-Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest/dp/1451661193

u/uhsrsly · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

I just learned about this movie, and through the movie learned about the book written about the making of this movie, and it looks like a good freaking read. Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest/dp/1451661193

u/GivePopPopYourHair · 3 pointsr/Izakhi

The Room — uh, YES. And also read Greg Sestero (Mark)'s book about the making-of, The Disaster Artist.

HDTGM — heard of, never seen. But Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas are both absolutely hilarious.

u/logicalAnimus2 · 3 pointsr/infp

Just read "The Disaster Artist" by Greg Sestero (of "The Room" fame.) I decided to re-watch the movie right after and I'm not going to lie... I found it kind of uncomfortable to laugh at it after knowing some of Tommy Wiseau's motivations for making it. Don't get me wrong, The Room is and always will be a disaster of a film, and Tommy was incredibly irritating to work with, but he also seems like a guy who was very lost at the time:

>"I know they don't want me. I know they don't understand me. Guy with accent and long hair. So I show them. I show them what I can do... I'm going to do it all myself. Everything. I'm going to show all these fuckers from Hollywood in their limousines."

I feel like the above excerpts explain why he chose to produce/write/direct/star in the film, and why he was so insufferable on set. He had something he wanted to prove to the world, and to see it backfire so gloriously in movie form is funny at first, but I started feeling kind of bad after a while.

You're tearing me APART, Tommy!

u/cryptowillem · 3 pointsr/saskatoon

I'm pretty sure the reason they're doing the tour now is as much because of Greg's book, The Disaster Artist, that was just released back in October.

u/special_agent_cooper · 2 pointsr/Braves
u/SuperVoodoo · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

You should read The Disaster Artist

u/5secondfilms · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Rousselet is the man to ask this question - but I can tell you that he wrote the introduction to Greg Sestero's new book, The Disaster Artist http://www.amazon.com/The-Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest/dp/1451661193 which you'll be able to get soon. I was once on the phone with Tommy, trying to convince him to act in a short film I was going to produce, while the cult of "The Room" was only beginning to grow in the college dorms that Rouss was targeting. He deemed me unprofessional, said he didn't want to be part of "a Mickey Mouse" thing, and hung up. We all laughed. (BF)

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Guys! I've got a good one! [ 'The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made - by Greg Sestero'] ( http://www.amazon.com/Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest-Movie/dp/1451661193/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396422930&sr=1-2&keywords=the+room+book) which is 'Mark' from 'The Room'(otherwise known as the worst movie ever made.) documentation of his time on set and what it's like working with Tommy Wiseau. It's supposed to be really good.

u/donkey786 · 1 pointr/movies

I recently read the Disaster Artist written by the guy plays best friend in the movie (the one Tommy's fiance is having an affair with). He evidentialy was friends with Tommy for a number of years both before and after the movie. Tommy comes across as a very sad person with a lot of personal issues.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest/dp/1451661193

u/TheDeclarant · 1 pointr/TrueReddit

This reminds me of Greg Sestero's account of working on The Room and the Michael Cimino stories that came out of Heaven's Gate. Nightmare Producer seems to be a universal language.

The difference, of course, is that Heaven's Gate turned out (I'd say) to actually be an excellent film, and The Room experienced its own peculiar form of success. This just looks pretty blah. I wonder if there's any hope of rediscovery for this movie in later years.