It impressed me that it was all done on a four-track, too, because the cheaper the production is, the less you can hide your flaws. Like, Lars [Ulrich] of Metallica is one of the worst drummers I’ve ever heard, but they hide it because they spend millions recording. [laughs]
I want to see a sequel to The Room, if and only if no one interferes with Tommy Wiseau’s vision. What made the original so special (in both the positive and pejorative uses of that word) was Wiseau’s unceasing drive to keep his very messy vision intact. I recently read (and reviewed) Greg Sestero’s book about the making of The Room, and it paints Wiseau as a single-minded tyrant on the set—though one that couldn’t even nail the lines of dialogue that he wrote himself. But if Wiseau could gather a cast and crew that were relatively unfamiliar with the original, then browbeat them into letting him have his way, no matter how silly it seemed, he might come up with another masterpiece. I’m thinking a prequel, where the sixtysomething (?) Wiseau could play Johnny as a teenager.