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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

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

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
Dewey number
791.43/72
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-
  • 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
  • Suozzo, Mark
  • Wilkinson, Michael
  • DePrez, Thérèse
  • 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
  • Videodiscs
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
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
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
Control code
884484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783123875
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359203121
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
92031
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 884484
  • (OCoLC)53279656
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; 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 & Robert Pulcini ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
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
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
Control code
884484
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783123875
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359203121
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
92031
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 884484
  • (OCoLC)53279656
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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