_A few weeks ago, Brian told me about The Room. I had never heard of it, but he described it as a movie so terrible that it's amazing; a cult classic. How have I never heard of this? Not content to live in the dark, I sought it out. And as miraculous luck would have it, there was a midnight screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre the weekend Brian would be visiting me in Boston. Which was this past weekend. It was obviously meant to be.
Right out the door, you see Tommy Wiseau listed three separate times in the opening credits. Not "Written, produced, and directed by Tommy Wiseau" but three separate title screens:
"Written by Tommy Wiseau"
"Produced by Tommy Wiseau"
"Directed by Tommy Wiseau"
Oh, and I almost forgot... brought to you by Wiseau Films... a new production company.
The viewing audience is then accosted with unnecessarily long sex scenes featuring Tommy Wiseau's vein-covered body, concentrating mostly on Tommy Wiseau's thrusting. What is it with this dude? And then, the awful dialogue and Tommy's completely deadpan delivery that later contributed to a lovely weekend of near-constant quotes by me and my boyfriend.
I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH.
Because of the sex scenes, it is not for the faint of heart. But holy crap, if you can get past those, it is so worth a viewing. I'm pretty sure Brian would disagree, but being opened up to the cinematic brilliance of Tommy Wiseau has changed me. For the better. Today's Sunday Sound: the Program Coordinator of the Coolidge Corner Theatre introduces the film, urging people to keep their audience participation reasonable. And to make up for this post being late, may I suggest the following:
- A soundboard featuring all the greatest lines. Make sure you listen to "Anything for my princess" (the very top link).
- The flower shop scene ("Hi doggy!")
- Tommy's true emotive moment: I fed up with this world!
- If you can take the time, over six minutes of the best Tommy quotes!
THE SUNDAY SOUND: February 12, The Brilliance of Tommy Wiseau.
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