Oh, hi there! One of the most requested, most beloved, and most revolutionary bad movies of our time has to be The Room. We've finally decided to tackle it and we're going to do it right! The Room will be the latest How Did This Get Made? Director's Edition as we bring in Greg Sestero, aka Mark, to talk to us about the production of this "black comedy." Your assignment for this week is simple: WATCH THIS MOVIE!
Episode 22.5 — Minisode 22.5
Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:07 AM
While I don't think movies made outside of the studio system should get reviewed on HDTGM (how it got made: Tommy Wiseau is a crazy man with money somehow), I am very excited to hear from someone involved in the movie what working on it was like. Because everything I've seen or heard about him leads me to believe he is in fact an alien zombie that made a movie and does not know what breakfast is.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 12:19 PM
So glad you are finally doing this! No one in real life understands my obsession with this movie. The first time I watched it, I had to turn it off because it felt like I was making fun of someone who is developmentally retarded.
For super fans, check out these sites, they are the best:
And, The Room, The Game:
Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:10 PM
After watching this, I started talking to friends about it and discovered that I'm the only person in the world who has never seen it or heard of it. My own roommate was part of the house band for the East Village screenings, which unfortunately ended last month. I can't believe I missed out on it, but this will be fun too -- thanks!
Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:22 PM
This is going to be a weird one. What makes this podcast so great is how far you delve into the peculiarities, plot holes, mistakes, and generally ridiculous things of the films you review, both large and small. But those are normal (mostly) movies, albeit bad or misguided ones (or just crazy, like Punisher: War Zone). This film, however, is one giant plot hole jelly donut, with horrendous acting instead of jelly. It's not really even a movie. I don't know where you can go with it. How do you not make it a "beating the handicapped kid" kind of thing?
I'm excited to see this one. I'll still be holding my breath for you guys to do Paul Haggis' "Crash", my own personal greatest "WTF?" movie.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:17 PM
Ah! So excited for this episode.
The conga line of humiliation for Wiseau does not end with this movie, either. The guy has a YouTube channel...reviewing(?) video games. It's mind-boggling to witness, possibly more so than The Room. At this point I have to wonder if he's either lacking in all self-awareness or some kind of long-con performance artist.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:49 PM
I don't know guys, isn't The Room a little too on the nose/easy? Maybe I've just done way too much of my own obsessive The Room research. Anyway, here is a series where Wiseau shares his wisdom.
Also this book should be interesting but it's a long way off.