Ernest Goofiness In Its (Possibly) Highest State: Tommy Wiseau

Yesterday, I talked about the importance of ernest goofiness in the great bad movie. Today, I read the introduction to Greg Sestero’s inside account of Tommy Wiseau’s anti-masterpiece, The Room. Here’s an excerpt from the AVClub:

The magic of The Room derives from one thing: No one interprets the world the way Tommy Wiseau does. He is the key to The Room’s mystery as well as the engine of its success. Tommy had always predicted his film would become a classic, embraced worldwide—a notion that could not have seemed less likely. Yet he was right. The Room became every bit the blockbuster that Tommy had envisioned, though not, of course, in the way he envisioned. Despite The Room’s reputation as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” Tommy continues to believe that his is the greatest film of all time.

I can’t wait to read the whole story.

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