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American splendor (2003)
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Call no.:
DVD 010 708
Title:
American splendor
Originally produced:
2003
Format:
DVD
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.
Credits:
HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features presents a Good Machine production ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman.
Edition:
Widescreen presentation.
Publication:
New York, NY : Home Box Office, Inc., c2003.
Languages:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Details:
1 DVD (101 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
HBO Video (Firm)
Fine Line Features
Good Machine (Firm)
Director(s):
Pulcini, Robert
Berman, Shari Springer
Screenwriter(s):
Pulcini, Robert
Berman, Shari Springer
Producer(s):
Hope, Ted
Cast:
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch.
Production:
Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo.
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: 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"; animated menus ; DVD ROM features.
Subjects:
Pekar, Harvey Film adaptations.
Brabner, Joyce Film adaptations.
Comic books, strips, etc. Drama.
Illustrators United States Drama.
Man-woman relationships Drama.
Genre:
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Comedy films
Genre: Feature films
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: American splendor
Director: Berman, Shari Springer
Director: Pulcini, Robert
Actor: Billings, Earl
Actor: Davis, Hope
Actor: Friedlander, Judah
Actor: Giamatti, Paul
Production studio: Fine Line Features
Production studio: Good Machine (Firm)
Production studio: HBO Video (Firm)
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes