Archive for August, 2009

Tommy Wiseau, the enigmatic director, star, and co-executive producer of 2003′s independently shot The Room, is emphatic when it comes to defending his hypnotically off-kilter un-mellow-drama. Its rapidly expanding cult audience ranks the film right up there with Troll 2 and Plan 9 From Outer Space in terms of exquisite awfulness, but The Room – a bizarre love triangle of red-hot passions and stone-cold line readings – is far from the worst movie ever made … or, at least, so says Wiseau, speaking from his home in Los Angeles in the same syntactically garbled Eastern European patois he uses in the film. Wiseau says it’s French-ish, by way of New Orleans, but it sounds more like Udo Kier talking around a mouthful of loose fangs. Read the Full Article Here!

Portland Mercury’s Epic Interviews with the Writer/Director/Star of The Room! – I was a little nervous to speak with Tommy Wiseau, writer/producer/director/star of The Room. Wiseau is known for being secretive about the funding of the project—The Room was reportedly made for six million dollars, raised entirely by Wiseau without any studio backing—and for ignoring questions about the origin of his thick, Eastern European-sounding accent. He’s savvy enough to understand The Room’s appeal, and mentions it works best as a black comedy. His people asked to see my questions before our interview, so I dutifully sent off a list of polite topics. But then I got his responses emailed back to me, along with confirmation for our phone interview time, and I wasn’t sure how our interview would proceed. Would I read my questions, and have him read his prepared responses, like a script? Read the Whole Thing Here!

Little is known about 40-year-old Tommy Wiseau: He’s an American filmmaker with a vaguely Eastern European accent. He wrote the script for The Room, peddled it to big studios, then decided to scrape together $6 million to do the thing himself in 2003. But unlike his background or personal life, the movie—which Wiseau also produced, directed, and starred in—is known in close detail by its ever-growing cult following.

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Tim and Eric, huge fans of “The Room”, give Tommy Wiseau and chance behind the camera to direct The Pig Man!

At last, “The Room” is coming to the Pacific Northwest.

But is there room in Seattle for “The Room”?

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Certainly a film recognized by one academic as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies” will have its day in film-savvy Seattle, but for now the closest Northwest screening of “The Room” will take place in Portland. An informal survey in Seattle indicates no immediate plans for a theatrical screening here.

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The Room arguably qualifies as one of the worst films ever made, but I’m not sorry I saw it. I’m only sorry I witnessed its shlocky attempt at eroticism on DVD instead of with a group, like at the Plaza Theatre’s upcoming screening Tues., Feb. 17, at 9:30 p.m. Barely noticed upon its original release in 2003, The Room has inspired a fanatical cult following that includes Hollywood cool kids such as Paul Rudd and David Cross. The Room invites joyous ridicule at midnight screenings like The Rocky Horror Picture Show for a new generation.

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This Is Some Scene for Weirdo News: Sure Signs of the Impending Apocalypse ;) followed by an interview with actor/writer/filmmaker Tommy Wiseau. Tommy Wiseau is an actor, writer and filmmaker, who made the cult hit film The Room, which has screened in Los Angeles since 2003. The film is about a love triangle between a man, his fiance, and his best friend. Wiseau promotes the film as a black comedy.

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Episode 19 from Mahalo Daily- Veronica Belmont gets an exclusive interview with Tommy Wiseau!

NPR digs deep for what makes “The Room” so special-

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So what’s the attraction? The consensus is that the movie is so bad it’s actually painfully funny to watch. What makes the experience so much fun are the hundred or so fans that routinely show up for screenings.

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