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American splendor : ordinary life is pretty complex stuff

Author: Ted HopeRobert PulciniShari Springer BermanPaul GiamattiHope DavisAll authors
Publisher: New York : HBO Video, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
Summary:
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: Biographical films
Comedy films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Harvey Pekar; 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; Mark Suozzo; Michael Wilkinson; Thérèse DePrez; Harvey Pekar; Joyce Brabner; HBO Films.; Fine Line Features.; Good Machine (Firm); Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0783123876 9780783123875 0783129750 9780783129754
OCLC Number: 971208670
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Based on the comic book series "American splendor" by Harvey Pekar and "Our cancer year" by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: audio commentary with directors and cast featurette: Sundance Channel's "Anatomy of a scene"; music only track: "American splendor song"; special "My movie year" 6 page comic insert that appeared in "Entertainment Weekly"; DVD-ROM features including screen saver; Easter eggs; original theatrical trailer.
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.
Awards: Sundance Film Festival (2003): Grand Jury Prize ; Cannes Film Festival (2003): Film Festival International Critics Award.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language.
Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 or 2.0.
Other Titles: American splendor (Motion picture)
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.

Abstract:

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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