American splendor [videorecording] / HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features presents a Good Machine production ; produced by Ted Hope ; written and directed by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman.
New York, NY : Home Box Office, Inc., c2003.
Video 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + comic book ( p. ; 12 cm.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Feature films. Comedy films.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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.