12 Facts About The Room


The Room is a 2003 American drama film written, produced, executive produced and directed by Tommy Wiseau, who stars in the film alongside Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero.

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Disaster Artist, Sestero's memoir of the making of The Room, was co-written with Tom Bissell and published in 2013.

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The Room's seduces his best friend, Mark, and the two begin a secret affair.

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The Room then adapted the play into a 540-page book, which he was unable to get published.

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The Room achieved this by using a custom-built apparatus that housed both cameras side by side and required two crews to operate.

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The Room did this by making his character [Johnny] the one spotless human being amid chaos, lies and infidelity.

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The Room is considered to be semi-autobiographical as it draws on specific incidents from Wiseau's own life, such as the details of how Johnny came to San Francisco and met Lisa, and the nature of Johnny and Mark's friendship.

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Sestero further postulates that Wiseau based Lisa's explicit conniving on the character Tom Ripley, after Wiseau had a profound emotional reaction to the film The Talented Mr Ripley, and matches elements of its three main characters to those in The Room; Sestero has likewise indicated that the character Mark was named for the Ripley actor Matt Damon, whose first name Wiseau had misheard.

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The Room was unanimously panned by critics for its poor acting, screenplay, dialogue, production values, score, direction, and cinematography.

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Rousselet and his friends saw the film "four times in three days, " and it was in these initial screenings that many of The Room traditions were born, such as the throwing of spoons and footballs during the film.

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In 2011, Greg DeLiso and Peter Litvin directed and produced a video titled "The Room Rap", telling the story of The Room's production while mocking the green screen work and sub-par acting found in the movie.

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The Room's goes on to state that Tommy Wiseau is actually an alien criminal wanted by the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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