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American Splendor is a american film of genre Drama released in USA on 15 august 2003 with Paul Giamatti

American Splendor (2003)

American Splendor
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Released in USA 15 august 2003
Length 1h41
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama
Rating74% 3.7491353.7491353.7491353.7491353.749135

American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series. The film is also in part an adaptation of the comics, which dramatize Pekar's life. The film was written and directed by documentarians Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

The film stars Paul Giamatti as Pekar and Hope Davis as Brabner. It also features appearances from Pekar and Brabner themselves (along with Toby Radloff), who discuss their lives, the comic books, and how it feels to be depicted onscreen by actors. It was filmed entirely on location in Cleveland and Lakewood in Ohio.

Synopsis

American Splendor retrace la véritable histoire du scénariste de comics Harvey Pekar. Au début du film, celui-ci mène une existence plutôt morose entre son travail de documentaliste, quelques conversations sur tout et rien avec ses collègues et quelques connaissances, et sa passion pour le jazz, qu'il assouvit en recherchant des pièces rares dans les garage sales (équivalent américain des vide-greniers) ou les magasins d'occasion. C'est ainsi qu'il fait la connaissance du célèbre dessinateur de bande dessinée Robert Crumb, alors inconnu, qui est lui aussi collectionneur. Plusieurs années plus tard, alors que Crumb est devenu célèbre, Harvey lui soumet les story-boards d'un projet de bande dessinée basée sur sa vie, lui proposant d'en assurer le dessin. Crumb accepte, et contre toute attente, cette série intitulée American Splendor relatant une vie simple, banale, obtient un grand succès. Harvey Pekar acquiert ainsi une certaine célébrité aux États-Unis, dont les conséquences sur sa vie quotidienne sont présentées dans le film. En particulier, American Splendor lui permet de rencontrer sa future femme Joyce Brabner, qui écrit elle aussi des comics, et avec qui il va réaliser d'autres histoires autobiographiques, également intégrées en partie dans le film (notamment Our Cancer Year).

Actors

Paul Giamatti

(Harvey Pekar)
Hope Davis

(Joyce Brabner)
Judah Friedlander

(Toby Radloff)
Donal Logue

(Stage Actor Harvey)
James Urbaniak

(Robert Crumb)
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DC Comics films

Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) Spy Smasher (serial) (1942) Batman (serial) (1943) Hop Harrigan (serial) (1946) The Vigilante (1947) Superman (serial) (1948) Congo Bill (serial) (1948) Batman and Robin (serial) (1949) Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) Superman and the Mole Men (1951) Blackhawk (serial) (1952) Stamp Day for Superman (1954) Batman (1966) Superman (1978) Superman II (1980) Swamp Thing (1982) Superman III (1983) Supergirl (1984) Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Batman (1989) The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) Batman Returns (1992) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) The Shadow (1994) Batman Forever (1995) Steel (1997) Batman & Robin (1997) Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) Road to Perdition (2002) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) American Splendor (2003) Catwoman (2004) Batman Begins (2005) The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) Constantine (2005) A History of Violence (2005) Superman Returns (2006) Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) V for Vendetta (2006) Stardust (2007) The Dark Knight (2008) Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) The Spirit (2008) Watchmen (2009) Wonder Woman (2009) The Losers (2010) Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) Red (2010) Jonah Hex (2010) Batman: Year One (2011) Green Lantern (2011) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Red 2 (2013) Man of Steel (2013) Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) Son of Batman (2014) Batman vs. Robin (2015) Batman: Bad Blood (2016) Suicide Squad (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Wonder Woman (2017) Justice League (2017) Aquaman (2018) Shazam! (2019)

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