[Marxism] Fwd: The Disaster Artist, what a disaster | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 7 18:54:22 MST 2017

I’m doing something I haven’t done in years—writing about a film I 
walked out on.

I had my doubts about “The Disaster Artist”, a film that was shown at 
the Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) this year, since it was produced and 
directed by the insufferable James Franco who was also the film’s 
costar. The film is based on a true story—the making of “The Room”, what 
some say is the worst film ever. I thought that perhaps it might have 
the affectionate touch of “Ed Wood”, the vehicle for Johnny Depp’s 
portrayal of Hollywood’s worst director especially since New York 
Magazine’s Jada Yuan said “it may soon join Tim Burton’s Ed Wood in the 
ranks of great movies about terrible movies.”


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