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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 03:36:19 PM »
I sense a bit of not-exactly-true-to-the-source-material wackiness
No, this scene was part of the source material.
I just finished reading the book. I'm not questioning whether the scene exists in it. However, I don't think the entire crew recited his lines like that. The performances also seemed a bit wacky to me (Mark in particular). I know it's comedy, but it seemed more than just showing what happened realistically. That's funny enough, but in a more frustrating way.

I could be wrong, but that's the impression that I got. I'll be disappointed if they "goofy" it up.

Edit: I just realized that they may be going for an "Ed Wood" (the movie) vibe.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 02:25:52 PM »
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 11:32:52 AM »
That looks great.  I can't wait.
I'm not particularly religious, and I don't really like Muppets, but I do love word play.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 06:02:59 PM »
It looks like greg is going to be more actively involved in the creation of the film than the books suggests, plus it looks like it extends beyond the end of the book and includes the premiere of the film at least.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 08:51:46 AM »
I just looked at the IMDB page.  This thing has some real star power behind it.  It probably got several people who wanted to do the project just because it seemed fun, and maybe a lot of them are fans of The Room.

Lizzy Caplan, Kristen Bell, Adam Scott, Zach Braff, and Bryan Cranston play themselves. 

Allison Brie plays someone named "Amber".  That name sounds familiar.  Who is that?
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 01:24:39 PM »
Greg's girlfriend for most of the Disaster Artist.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 02:03:19 AM »
So when are we going to get a James Nguyen biopic. What, Ed Wood and Tommy Wiseau can't be the only story about underdog film makers who dreams of making big in hollywood dosn't match up with there actual skill as actors and directors. Just Saying. Oh and maybe Al Gore can have a cameo.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 10:34:39 AM »
So when are we going to get a James Nguyen biopic. What, Ed Wood and Tommy Wiseau can't be the only story about underdog film makers who dreams of making big in hollywood dosn't match up with there actual skill as actors and directors. Just Saying. Oh and maybe Al Gore can have a cameo.
Isn't there also a new documentary about the guy who directed The Creeping Terror?



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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 04:52:52 PM »
So when are we going to get a James Nguyen biopic. What, Ed Wood and Tommy Wiseau can't be the only story about underdog film makers who dreams of making big in hollywood dosn't match up with there actual skill as actors and directors. Just Saying. Oh and maybe Al Gore can have a cameo.
Isn't there also a new documentary about the guy who directed The Creeping Terror?

I looked it up and your right. Its called The Creep Behind the Camera and came out in 2015. I think i might check it out.

Edit: I watched on Amazon. The man was that guy a Pyschopath.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2017, 05:57:12 AM »
Movie has been out for two weeks.  Surprised nobody is talking about it.

I saw it last night with a friend.  We both loved The Room, so this was a real treat.  It was weird seeing other actors playing characters we recognized from The Room.  James Franco looked just like Tommy Wiseau, but everyone else looked like a crummy knockoff.  Still a great movie.  Funny in a lot of parts but it still evoked a lot of sympathy for Tommy in some areas.
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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2017, 09:37:19 AM »
Having read the book, I was a bit disappointed. That's to be expected, I suppose. In general, it's good but not great. On the "bright" side, we had the theater to ourselves.


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 10:12:56 AM »
Who would have thought that Tommy Wiseau would ever be on stage at a Golden Globes?



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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
Who would have thought that Tommy Wiseau would ever be on stage at a Golden Globes?


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Re: The Disaster Artist: A James Franco Film Based On A Greg Sestero Book
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2018, 11:55:44 AM »
I just want to know what Tommy was going to say before Franco blocked him from the microphone.