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Uniform Title American splendor (Motion picture)
Title American splendor [videorecording] / 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.
Published New York, NY : HBO Video, c2003.
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Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, Thérèse Deprez.
Note 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, "Road to splendor" featurette, "American splendor" song, trailer.
Includes comic insert "My movie year" (6 p. : ill., col.).
System Reqs DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 and 2.0.
Cast Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for language.
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.
Awards Sundance Film Festival (2003): Grand Jury Prize ; Cannes Film Festival (2003): Film Festival International Critics Award.
Language In English with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject Pekar, Harvey -- Drama.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Drama.
Illustrators -- United States -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre Biographical films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Hope, Ted. Producer.
Pulcini, Robert. Screenwriter. Director. Film editor.
Berman, Shari Springer. Screenwriter. Director.
Giamatti, Paul. Actor.
Davis, Hope, 1967- Actor.
Friedlander, Judah. Actor.
Urbaniak, James, 1963- Actor.
Billings, Earl. Actor.
McCaffrey, James, 1960- Actor.
Stacey, Terry. Cinematographer.
Suozzo, Mark. Composer.
DePrez, Thérèse. Designer.
Pekar, Harvey. American splendor.
Pekar, Harvey. Our cancer year.
Brabner, Joyce. Our cancer year.
HBO Films.
Fine Line Features.
Good Machine (Firm)
ISBN 0783123876
Standard # 026359203121
Publisher # 92031 HBO Video
OCLC number 79412661