Film and TV

Tommy Wiseau on the legacy of The Room

For ten years, The Room has been confounding and entertaining audiences. The film's strange blend of inept performance, oblique writing and haphazard direction has earned it an ever-growing cult audience that can't get enough of the movie's unique charms. Sure, by most standards it a "bad" film, even a terrible one, but make no mistake: The Room is one of the most entertaining cinematic experiences you will ever undertake, even if you don't really understand it.

Talk to its creator Tommy Wiseau, and the film starts to make a certain kind of sense, at least in relation to the man himself. Ask him a question on one topic and you might get a simple, direct answer, or a ten-minute digression that covers everything from classic film to the way the media misunderstands his work. It's a rambling, surreal and, at times, confusing experience, but one that never fails to entertain -- kind of like the movie itself. We caught up with Wiseau before his first-ever appearance in Denver this weekend for special screening of The Room at the Esquire to talk about the film's tenth anniversary, its legacy and why people still have a hard time understanding everything The Room brings to the table.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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