The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist : My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

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Soon to be a major motion picture, The Masterpiece, starring James FrancoIn 2003, an independent film called The Room - starring and written, produced, and directed by a mysteriously wealthy social misfit named Tommy Wiseau - made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as 'like getting stabbed in the head', the $6 million film earned a grand total of $1,800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Over a decade later, The Room is an international cult phenomenon, whose legions of fans attend screenings featuring costumes, audience rituals, merchandising and thousands of plastic spoons. In The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero, Tommy's costar, recounts the film's bizarre journey to infamy, explaining how the movie's many nonsensical scenes and bits of dialogue came to be and unraveling the mystery of Tommy Wiseau himself. But more than just a riotously funny story about cinematic hubris, The Disaster Artist is an honest and warm testament to friendship.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 300g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751561878
  • 9780751561876
  • 503

About Greg Sestero

Greg Sestero is a French-American actor, producer and writer. He costarred in the cult phenomenon The Room.Tom Bissell is the author of several books and a winner of the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He writes frequently for Harper's and The New Yorker.show more

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Finally, a hilarious, delusional, and weirdly inspirational explanation for the most deliciously awful movie ever made -- Rob Lowe The Disaster Artist is not only the terrifically engaging tale of a bad Hollywood movie, it's one of the most honest books about friendship I've read in years * Los Angeles Times * Possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed * The Huffington Post * I laughed so hard reading The Disaster Artist that I cried * Rolling Stone * A book about a cinematic comedy of errors . . . sharply detailed . . . funny * New York Times * A great portrayal of hopefuls coming to Los Angeles to pursue their ambitions, and an even greater examination of what it means to be a creative person with a dream and trying to make it come true....In so many ways. Tommy c'est moi -- James Franco Finally, a hilarious, delusional, and weirdly inspirational explanation for the most deliciously awful movie ever made The Disaster Artist is not only the terrifically engaging tale of a bad Hollywood movie, it's one of the most honest books about friendship I've read in years * Los Angeles Times * Possibly the most important piece of literature ever printed * The Huffington Post * I laughed so hard reading The Disaster Artist that I cried * Rolling Stone * A book about a cinematic comedy of errors . . . sharply detailed . . . funny * New York Times * A great portrayal of hopefuls coming to Los Angeles to pursue their ambitions, and an even greater examination of what it means to be a creative person with a dream and trying to make it come true....In so many ways. Tommy c'est moishow more

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A great portrayal of hopefuls coming to Los Angeles to pursue their ambitions, and an even greater examination of what it means to be a creative person with a dream and trying to make it come true....In so many ways. Tommy c'est moishow more

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4 38% (4,480)
3 9% (1,075)
2 1% (129)
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