James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is getting some serious traction in the trailer circuit but who’s opinion on the film could be more important than the creator of The Room himself, Tommy Wiseau.
LA Times Twitter-er Jen Yamato dropped this segment of interview where the Franco brothers and Greg Sestero talk to Wiseau about his reactions to the film and whether it lived up to his initial “99.9%” estimation.
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) September 12, 2017
Work on that lighting, Franco.
Kidding, of course.
There seems to be something preternatural but good about how The Room has eventually entered the broader public consciousness; the memes are less cruel and the support of people who appreciate that film is a broad medium that often crosses past the idea of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is infectious.
There’s just something about a person making their own movie, based on what their hearts are saying is right that resonates. It could be weird, barely comprehensible bullshit but it’s their weird, barely comprehensible bullshit. The same might have been said of Pablo Picasso, once upon a time.
(NOTE: Don’t slam me too hard, art fans. I know Picasso was a stellar classical artist too.)