With The Disaster Artist set to hit theatres December 1st, I sat down with Greg Sestero, author of the novel on which the film is based, to talk about his friendship with Tommy Wiseau, writing the novel, and The Room after all these years.
As the name of this website hopefully suggests, we few who write for The Film Queue are avid lovers of cinema. However, as is the case with most people, our interests are not limited to the silver screen alone. In fact, a healthy knowledge of all mediums of artistic expression can and will deepen one’s appreciation of any other given work. Art is a continuum in which all practices commune and contribute. And so, with this most heavy-handed of introductions, I implore you to join me in this ongoing series in which I explore music, its contemporary history, and more than a few personal anecdotes.
It looks like for the second Director’s Week in a row, I’ve been tasked with defending a generally maligned film. This time, it’s Darren Aronofsky’s misunderstood gem, Noah. There was a lot of confusion in the wake of this film’s release, as people could not make sense of Aronofsky’s fantastic take on the biblical epic. The way I often like to describe it is The Ten Commandments meets The Lord of the Rings.
More like the Not-So-Nice Guys, am I right, fellas?
Let’s discuss why this film works despite its plot being a muddled mess. Yes, that means this will be a conversation about character versus plot and what side you ultimately come down on being the leading factor in your enjoyment of this film.