As I wrap up my final week at BU and look back at my time, I only have 1 regret. It’s hard for me to admit, and I’m honestly quite ashamed, but it’s time I said it…
I never went to a screening of The Room.
Coolidge Corner Theater has midnight screenings a couple times throughout the semester, and rumor has it Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sistero have made surprise appearances in the past.
Now that I’m graduating, I have only 1 goal: to get a cameo as Mike in James Franco’s Disaster Artist, the movie about the movie about nothing. Rumor has it Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Kate Upton, Josh Hutcherson, and Zac Efron have all signed on, and I think I’d fit right into that cast.
If you haven’t already seen the room, here’s all you need to know:
- · Tommy Wiseau claims to have financed the film by importing and selling leather jackets from Korea. He refuses to further elaborate on this.
- · Shot simultaneously on 35 mm film and high-definition video. Tommy Wiseau was confused about the differences between the formats, so he used both cameras on the same mount. He also purchased the cameras, instead of renting them as film productions usually do.
- · Mark (Greg Sestero) is named after Matt Damon. According to Sestero, Tommy Wiseau misheard the actor’s name despite his obsession with the actor.
- · Entire scenes were out of focus because nobody bothered to check the lens.
(these are all entirely real, from IMDB.)
To check out the Coolidge’s schedule of screenings, you can click here.
Don’t make my mistake and graduate without experiencing The Room gloriously projected onto the large screen.