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American Splendor
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A very good movie

5 years ago at Jan 31 12:59
Back in the 90’s, Paul Giamatti was one of those guys you would spot very often in a movie, always a supporting character, usually with a good performance but you never knew his name and the guy was simply and completely overlooked. However, it all changed with this brilliant movie. Indeed, for once, Giamatti had the lead and he completely rocked (a year later, he would finally seal the deal wit... read more

American Splendor (2003)

3 years, 11 months ago at Mar 6 22:07
This movie develops a particular narrative about the life and work of Harvey Pekar, a comic writer who rose to fame after revolutionizing the landscape of American cartoonists and establish a model of alternative comics. Under the title "American Splendor", Harvey moved to its own existence bullets putting reality to fantasy and mediocrity to hope. And with that look sour and gloomy, was drawn by ... read more
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Description: Harvey Pekar is file clerk at the local VA hospital. His interactions with his co-workers offer some relief from the monotony, and their discussions encompass everything from music to the decline of American culture to new flavors of jellybeans and life itself. At home, Harvey fills his days with reading, writing and listening to jazz. His apartment is filled with thousands of books and LPs, and he regularly scours Cleveland's thrift stores and garage sales for more, savoring the rare joy of a 25-cent find. It is at one of these junk sales that Harvey meets Robert Crumb, a greeting card artist and music enthusiast. When, years l ... (more)
Release date: 12 September 2003
UPC: 026359203121
Tags: Drama (12), Comedy (10), Biography (9), 2000s (8), Biopic (8), 2003 (6), (5), Indie (5), Comic Books (5), Comics (3), Black Comedy (3), 2000's (2), Documentary (2), Utne (2), Biographical (2), Love (2), Famous People (2), Usa (2), Color (2), Dramedy (2)
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American Splendor (2003)

“This movie develops a particular narrative about the life and work of Harvey Pekar, a comic writer who rose to fame after revolutionizing the landscape of American cartoonists and establish a model of alternative comics. Under the title "American Splendor", Harvey moved to its own existence bullets putting reality to fantasy and mediocrity to hope. And with that look sour and gloomy, was drawn by various artists in the circuits "underground", through which managed to be considered a cult author. A comic book brought to life and in turn moved to the screen with this film that stand out, above all, his apparent lack of limitations in the approach and how it is exposed at all times with absolute freedom, without any aesthetic or tie formal.

"American Splendor" is a film undeniably d” read more

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