The disaster artist: my life inside the room, the greatest bad movie ever made

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"In 2003, an independent film called The Room--starring and written, produced, directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit of indeterminate age and origin named Tommy Wiseau--made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as "like getting stabbed in the head, " the six-million-dollar film earned a grand total of $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Ten years later, The Room is an international cult phenomenon. Thousands of fans wait in line for hours to attend screenings complete with costumes, audience rituals, merchandising, and thousands of plastic spoons. In The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero, Tommy's costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film's long, strange journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans--who on earth is "Steven, " and what's with that hospital on Guerrero Street?--as well as the question that plagues the uninitiated: how the hell did a movie this awful ever get made? But more than just a laugh-out-loud funny story about cinematic hubris, The Disaster Artist is also a great piece of narrative nonfiction, a portrait of a mysterious man who got past every road block in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms. Written with a gimlet eye but an open heart, The Disaster Artist is the hilarious and inspiring story of a dream that just wouldn't die"--
Presents a humorous ode to cinematic hubris, discussing the story of the mysteriously wealthy misfit, producer, director, and star of the "The Room, " which later became an international cult film despite making no money at the box office.
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title The disaster artist : my life inside the room, the greatest bad movie ever made
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title_full The disaster artist : my life inside the room, the greatest bad movie ever made / Greg Sestero & Tom Bissell, The disaster artist : my life inside the room, the greatest bad movie ever made [electronic resource] / Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
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topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, Room (Motion picture), SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
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