R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
James Franco spoke like Tommy Wiseau throughout each day's filming, and even directed using Wiseau's distinctive voice and syntax. Even though Jason Mantzoukas said that Franco did not direct in character, he only spoke like Wiseau. Seth Rogen admitted he had a hard time being directed by Franco, while being interviewed, on The Howard Stern Show; he said during the first two days, he had a hard time containing his laughter, as Franco spoke like Tommy Wiseau, with his notable European accent. Franco told Rogen he would get used to it, which he eventually did.
If you were to ask the five best filmmakers in the world right now to make a movie like this... it... it wouldn't even be in the same universe.
Ike Barinholtz: I was blown away. Like, like three minutes in, I turn to my friend, "This is the fucking greatest movie ...
The production sound mixer on set had a pair of black Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones. Those headphones did not exist during the early 2000s.
With the exception of the title itself, there are no opening credits in this film.
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