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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 and Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, (videorecording)

American Splendor, HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features presents a Good Machine production, a film by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, (videorecording)

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 and Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Author
Cinematographer
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Member of
Awards note
Sundance Film Festival (2003): Grand Jury Prize ; Cannes Film Festival (2003): Film Festival International Critics Award.
Cataloging source
EYM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • American splendor (Motion picture)
  • American splendor (Comic strip)
Credits note
Director of photography, Terry Stacey ; editor, Robert Pulcini ; music, Mark Suozzo ; costume designer, Michael Wilkinson ; production designer, Thérèse Deprez
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rated R; for language
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.A4475336 2004
PerformerNote
Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander, James Urbaniak, Earl Billings, James McCaffrey, Maggie Moore, Vivienne Benesch, Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1963-
  • 1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hope, Ted
  • Pulcini, Robert
  • Berman, Shari Springer
  • Giamatti, Paul
  • Davis, Hope
  • Friedlander, Judah
  • Urbaniak, James
  • Billings, Earl
  • McCaffrey, James
  • Moore, Maggie
  • Benesch, Vivienne
  • Stacey, Terry
  • 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
  • Pekar, Harvey
  • Brabner, Joyce
  • Pekar, Harvey
  • Brabner, Joyce
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Illustrators
  • Man-woman relationships
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 and Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
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: group audio commentary with directors and cast ; "My movie year" 6 page comic insert that appeared in "Entertainment Weekly"; and DVD ROM features including screen saver
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783123875
Lccn
2003023516
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 026359203121
  • 883316799703
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
92031
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 54975921
  • (OCoLC)54975921
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital
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 and Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
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: group audio commentary with directors and cast ; "My movie year" 6 page comic insert that appeared in "Entertainment Weekly"; and DVD ROM features including screen saver
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783123875
Lccn
2003023516
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 026359203121
  • 883316799703
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
92031
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 54975921
  • (OCoLC)54975921
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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