American splendor [videorecording] / HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features presents a Good Machine production, a film by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini
DVDs | distributed by Warner Home Video | 2004 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD A COMEDY)
New York : HBO Video ; Burbank, Calif. : distributed by Warner Home Video, , c2003.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby surround.
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch.
Producer, Ted Hope ; writers/directors, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman ; director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo.
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.
Cannes Film Festival, 2003: FIPRESCI Prize Un Certain Regard (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).
MPAA rating: R; for language.
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.
Special features: audio commentary with directors and cast ;featurette: Sundance Channel's "Anatomy of a scene" ; music only track ; comic insert that appeared in "Entertainment Weekly" ; DVD-ROM features ; original theatrical trailer.
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