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Terrific!, 16 Jan. 2014
I don't usually write reviews, but this book was so brilliantly written I was energised to give my tuppence-worth. 'The Room' itself is a uniquely memorable U.S. cinematic oddity that gives rise to many questions concerning its plot, its background and its production. This truly compelling chronicle of the making of 'The Room' at last sheds light on its mysteries, also revealing many fascinating aspects of its enigmatic mastermind Tommy Wiseau. All this is enveloped in the engaging story of Wiseau and Sestero's friendship which has many extraordinary twists and turns.
It is also interesting to learn of the existence of extensive behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of 'The Room'. One wonders whether this footage will ever be made into a documentary in its own right (or maybe there could be a film based on this book). It would be profoundly interesting to see, potentially drawing strong parallels with the 1968 William Greaves film 'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm' (that I would implore any fans of 'The Room' to investigate) in which the director baffles his actors and crew with difficult/angular dialogue and eccentric interventions, resulting in spontaneous dramatic by-products.
Sestero and Tom Bissell (and, by turn, Wiseau too) should be congratulated on all this - a terrific read. It should go without saying that to anybody acquainted with 'The Room' this book is a must-read!