Great post and interview with the Tommy-man himself up at Youlikewelike today.
An extert from the interview:
“The Room connects people,” claims Wiseau, “you can watch, you can cry, you can laugh, you can express yourself. Some people like this kind of stuff and some don’t. No one says that you have to throw a spoon at the screen but in America we like free expression and this is the movie where you can do it.
“It’s OK to talk loud about what Lisa did, or the other characters; there is nothing wrong with that. In my opinion, there are fewer people expressing themselves. If you see a person yelling at the screen then most people will say ‘God, this guy is crazy’. But we forget that expression is part of our nature.”
Wiseau believes that anyone connecting with his film is, in a “conservative way”, giving him credit. However, there is a sense that the serious dramatic points that he was trying to convey have been somewhat lost in translation. When people talk openly about The Room being the worst film ever, how does that make him feel?
“My answer would be the same six years ago as it is today,” he says. “The audience has to decide whether they want to see The Room and you have to give them freedom for that expression. For me, it doesn’t matter what they call The Room as long as we hopefully celebrate a seventh anniversary next year. I have said this many times, and I will say it again, I am on the same page with Tennessee Williams, Orson Wells, Hitchcock and the other people who are part of the industry of human behaviour.”
Read the whole article here.