TV & Film
189. The Disaster Artist (with Louise Le Cornu)
This week saw the release of James Franco's The Disaster Artist in the U.K., as well as its wide release in the U.S. Based on the book of the same name by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, Franco's movie tells the story of the making of The Room, the legendarily terrible "drama" directed by Tommy Wiseau. Matt talks with guest Louise Le Cornu about The Room in general, his experiences organising screenings of the film, and the clear love and affection for it on display in The Disaster Artist, then rejoins Ed to talk about the cult fascination surrounding Wiseau, and the ways in which Franco draws out the pathos of an outlandish figure. They also talk about candle-making, whether John Goodman would be a good dinner guest, and dinosaur court cases. It's a silly one.
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00:00:00 - 00:09:19 - Intro
00:09:20 - 00:34:26 - News
00:34:27 - 01:10:06 - Matt & Louise talk about The Room
01:10:07 - 01:36:26 - Matt & Ed talk about The Disaster Artist
01:36:26 - 01:42:06 - SRS Recommends & Outro
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