American splendor


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New York, NY : HBO Video, [2004].
Widescreen presentation.
026359203121, 883316799703, 883316799703


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
General Note
Based on the comic book series "American splendor" by Harvey Pekar and "Our cancer year" by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, Therese Deprez.
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Rated R; for language.
System Details
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
English soundtrack; English subtitles.
Cannes Film Festival, 2003: FIPRESCI Prize Un Certain Regard (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hope, T., Pulcini, R., Berman, S. S., Giamatti, P., Davis, H., Friedlander, J., Urbaniak, J., Billings, E., McCaffrey, J., Moore, M., Benesch, V., Stacey, T., Suozzo, M., Wilkinson, M., Pekar, H., & Brabner, J. (2004). American splendor (Widescreen presentation.). HBO Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ted. Hope et al.. 2004. American Splendor. HBO Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ted. Hope et al.. American Splendor HBO Video, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hope, Ted., et al. American Splendor Widescreen presentation., HBO Video, 2004.

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