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American Splendor (2003) back to product details  

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Hope Davis, Harvey Pekar, Shari Springer Berman, James Urbaniak, Judah Friedlander, Earl Billings, Joyce Brabner, Madylin Sweeten, Molly Shannon, Donal Logue, James McCaffrey, Danielle Batone, Maggie Moore
Director: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Producer: Ted Hope
Screenwriter: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Cinematographer: Terry Stacey
Sound/Sound Designer: Whit Norris
Associate Producer: Julia King
Musical Direction/Supervision: Linda Cohen
Composer (Music Score): Mark Suozzo
Visual Effects: Twinkle
Set Designer: Robert Desue
Casting: Ann Goulder
Animator: Twinkle
Editor: Robert Pulcini
Book Author: Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner
Production Designer: Therese Deprez
Costume Designer: Michael Wilkinson
Supervising Sound Editor: Nicholas Renbeck
First Assistant Director: Chip Signore


Screen Formats:WSE
Sound:Dolby Surround (4.0)
Aspect Ratio:1.78:1

Features:
ccGroup audio commentary with directors and cast (including Harvey Pekar)
HBO featurette "Road to Splendor"
Audio version of Eytan Mirsky's "American Splendor" song Original theatrical trailer
Trailers for other HBO productions
Animated menus
Harvey Pekar's "My Movie Year" comic book insert
Website downloads
DVD-ROM features

Chapters:
Side #1 --
1. Story Begins... [3:39]
2. Here's Our Man [4:18]
3. Flunky File Clerk [3:11]
4. Bob and Harv [5:14]
5. Standing Behind Old Jewish Ladies in Supermarket Line [5:04]
6. Words and Pictures [2:14]
7. From off the Streets of Cleveland [3:49]
8. Jellybeans, Lentils and Lent [4:55]
9. Alice Quinn and Jennie Gerhardt [4:43]
10. Dear Mr. Pekar... [4:28]
11. I Think We Should Skip the Whole Courtship Thing [7:25]
12. What Kind of Girl Is Your New Bride? [4:49]
13. Signs of Trouble [2:38]
14. Delusions of Grandeur [4:05]
15. Late Night With Harvey Pekar [10:06]
16. Startin' to Lost It [4:17]
17. You F----d Up a Great Thing [3:28]
18. Our Cancer Year [6:14]
19. Treatment Begins [1:52]
20. Who Is Harvey Pekar? [4:32]
21. Part of the Story [6:18]
22. Credits [3:38]

Awards:
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from National Society of Film Critics to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from National Society of Film Critics to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best Actor - Runner-up from National Society of Film Critics to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 won Best Adapted Screenplay from Writers Guild of America to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best Adapted Screenplay from Writers Guild of America to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Special Recognition for Excellence in Filmmaking from National Board of Review.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Director from Independent Spirit Award to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Director from Independent Spirit Award to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Independent Spirit Award to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Independent Spirit Award to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Breakthrough Actor from National Board of Review to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 won Best Picture from Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from Los Angeles Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from Los Angeles Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best First Film from New York Film Critics Circle to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best First Film from New York Film Critics Circle to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Picture from American Film Institute.
  • 2003 won Special Jury Prize from Deauville Film Festival.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion P from Hollywood Foreign Press Association to Davis, Hope.
  • 2003 won Best Actor - Runner-up from National Society of Film Critics to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 won Best First Feature from Toronto Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best First Feature from Toronto Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best First Feature from Toronto Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best First Feature from Toronto Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Picture from Chicago Film Critics Association.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Chicago Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Chicago Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Actor from Chicago Film Critics Association to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Actress from Chicago Film Critics Association to Davis, Hope.
  • 2003 won Most Promising Filmmaker from Chicago Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Most Promising Filmmaker from Chicago Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Chicago Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Chicago Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Actor from Chicago Film Critics Association to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Actress from Chicago Film Critics Association to Davis, Hope.
  • 2003 won Most Promising Filmmaker from Chicago Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Most Promising Filmmaker from Chicago Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Actor from Independent Spirit Awards to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Actor from Independent Spirit Award to Giamatti, Paul.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Supporting Actor from Independent Spirit Award to Friedlander, Judah.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scie to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scie to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Supporting Actor from Independent Spirit Awards to Friedlander, Judah.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Independent Spirit Awards to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Screenplay from Independent Spirit Awards to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Picture from National Society of Film Critics.
  • 2003 won Best Actress from New York Film Critics Circle to Davis, Hope.
  • 2003 won Best First Film from New York Film Critics Circle to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best First Film from New York Film Critics Circle to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Actress from New York Film Critics Circle to Davis, Hope.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Supporting Actress from Golden Globe to Davis, Hope.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from National Society of Film Critics to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from National Society of Film Critics to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from L.A. Film Critics Association to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best Screenplay from L.A. Film Critics Association to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Adapted Screenplay from Writers Guild of America to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 won Best Adapted Screenplay from Writers Guild of America to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay from Academy to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay from Academy to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Dramatic Grand Jury Prize from Sundance Film Festival.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Picture from Independent Spirit Awards.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Director from Independent Spirit Awards to Pulcini, Robert.
  • 2003 nominated for Best Director from Independent Spirit Awards to Berman, Shari Springer.
  • 2003 won Best Breakthrough Actor from National Board of Review to Giamatti, Paul.



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