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The Resource American splendor, 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, (videorecording DVD)

American splendor, 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, (videorecording DVD)

Label
American splendor
Title
American splendor
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 note
Cannes Film Festival, 2003: FIPRESCI Prize Un Certain Regard (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Terry Stacey; editor, Robert Pulcini; music, Mark Suozzo; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson; production designer, Thérèse Deprez
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for language
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1963-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hope, Ted
  • Berman, Shari Springer
  • Giamatti, Paul
  • Davis, Hope
  • Friedlander, Judah
  • Urbaniak, James
  • Billings, Earl
  • McCaffrey, James
  • Moore, Maggie
  • Benesch, Vivienne
  • Pekar, Harvey
  • Brabner, Joyce
  • HBO Films
  • Fine Line Features
  • Good Machine (Firm)
  • HBO Video (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Illustrators
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Comedy films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
American splendor, 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, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
000173077
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783123875
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000173077
  • (OCoLC)53279656
Video recording format
DVD
Label
American splendor, 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, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
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
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
000173077
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783123875
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000173077
  • (OCoLC)53279656
Video recording format
DVD

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