Saturday, 12 August 2017
The Disaster Artist. Teaser Trailer, July 2017.
Some films are so bad they've become legends in their own lifetimes. Tommy Wiseau's The Room is one of the greatest examples of that genre, a tale of love and betrayal that only the most hard-hearted could fail to laugh their guts up at. How did Wiseau, a man with no noticeable aptitude as a writer, actor or director and with no history of film-making, manage to raise six million dollars to fund such a catastrophic venture? Perhaps we shall never know.
Or perhaps we shall, because The Disaster Artist gives us a look behind the scenes, recreating the making of that landmark movie. In this it has perhaps echoes of Tim Burton's Ed Wood, although covering a somewhat less outré contingent.
Needless to say, watching that teaser gives me warm, fuzzy feelings that remind me just how much I love the original and suggest that, as long as it's well done, the film's going to be hard to dislike.
Because of that, and the fact that you can never beat a movie about people making a bad movie, I shall definitely watch it when I get the chance to.