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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 DVDs | distributed by Warner Home Video | 2004 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD A COMEDY)
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Adult DVD-Feature Film DVD A COMEDY CHECK SHELF

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Imprint
New York : HBO Video ; Burbank, Calif. : distributed by Warner Home Video, [2004], c2003.
Edition
Widescreen version.
Descript
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD, Dolby surround.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch.
Credits
Producer, Ted Hope ; writers/directors, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman ; director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo.
Note
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.
Awards
Cannes Film Festival, 2003: FIPRESCI Prize Un Certain Regard (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).
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.
Note
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.
Local Note
MW, 2-04
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ISBN
0783123876
ISBN/ISSN
026359203121
Music #
92031 HBO Video
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