Adaptations Are Hard - How The Disaster Artist Adapts the Book

by Thomas Flight

Book to movie adaptations are tricky to the point that the phrase, “The book was better,” has become a cliché. In a bizarre twist, Tommy Wiseau, the director behind the already cult classic The Room, has said he prefers James Franco’s film The Disaster Artist, chronicling the making of The Room, to the book. In an effort to shed light on Wiseau’s reaction, Thomas Flight takes a closer look at Franco’s adaptation, noting where he adheres to and departs from the book.




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