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American splendor

Author: Ted HopeRobert PulciniShari Springer BermanPaul GiamattiHope DavisAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004], ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; Joyce Brabner; Harvey Pekar
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Hope; Robert Pulcini; Shari Springer Berman; Paul Giamatti; Hope Davis; Judah Friedlander; James Urbaniak; Earl Billings; James McCaffrey; Maggie Moore; Vivienne Benesch; Terry Stacey; Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; HBO Films.; Fine Line Features.; Good Machine (Firm); HBO Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783123876 9780783123875
OCLC Number: 54975921
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Based on the comic book series "American splendor" by Harvey Pekar and "Our cancer year" by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner.
Special features: group audio commentary with directors and cast ; "My movie year" 6 page comic insert that appeared in "Entertainment Weekly"; and DVD ROM features including screen saver.
Credits: Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, Thérèse Deprez.
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival (2003): Grand Jury Prize ; Cannes Film Festival (2003): Film Festival International Critics Award.
Target Audience: Rated R; for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD; Region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: American splendor (Motion picture)
American splendor (Comic strip)
Responsibility: HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features presents a Good Machine production, a film by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman.

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Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller.

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