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- Widescreen presentation.
- New York, NY : Home Box Office, Inc., c2003.
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + comic book ( p. ; 12 cm.)
- Pekar, Harvey -- Film adaptations.
Brabner, Joyce -- Film adaptations.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Drama.
Illustrators -- United States -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
- System details:
- : DVD; Dolby Digital
- 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.
- Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch.
- 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.
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.
- Pulcini, Robert. , Director, Screenwriter
Berman, Shari Springer. , Director, Screenwriter
Hope, Ted. , Producer
Giamatti, Paul. , Actor
Davis, Hope, 1967- , Actor
Friedlander, Judah. , Actor
Urbaniak, James, 1963- , Actor
Billings, Earl. , Actor
Suozzo, Mark. , Musician
Pekar, Harvey. , Author
Brabner, Joyce. , Author
HBO Video (Firm) , Producer
Fine Line Features. , Producer
Good Machine (Firm) , Producer
HBO Films. , Distributor
- Related Work:
- Pekar, Harvey., Author American splendor.
Brabner, Joyce., Author Our cancer year.
- Publisher no.:
92031 HBO Video