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Title American splendor
Published 2010


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  791.4372 Pul/Asp  2010/08/24  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary American splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, Harvey Pekar. Harvey finds love, family and creative voice through the underground comic books, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout. Pekar is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but 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, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey he meets and marries Joyce, played by Hope Davis. also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends
Notes Off-air recording of SBS 1 broadcast August 24, 2010. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Based on the comic book series "American splendor" and "Our cancer year" by Harvey Pekar
Credits Directors: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman ; Producer: Ted Hope
Cast Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis
Notes Rated: M
Originally produced : Home Box Office, 2003
DVD. Region unspecified
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Feature films
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Drama
Illustrators -- United States -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Author Pulcini, Robert
Berman, Shari Springer
Hope, Ted
Giamatti, Paul
Davis, Hope, 1967-
Pekar, Harvey. American splendor
Pekar, Harvey. Our cancer year