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"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, who share writing credit with Pekar and his wife, Joyce Brabner.


  1. "American Splendor" is a play by Vince Waldron.
  2. "American splendor" is a book by Michael C. Kathrens.
    • also known as "American splendor: the residential architecture of Horace Trumbauer"


American Splendor is a theater production.

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Google previewScreening Text (2013)

Critical Perspectives on Film Adaptation by Shannon Wells-Lassagne, Ariane Hudelet

to itself; American Splendor is a docu- drama tracing Pekar's life and life writing and featuring faux documentary scenes of its ...

Google previewJennifer, Liam and Josh (2014)

An Unauthorized Biography of the Stars of The Hunger Games by Danny White

American Splendor is a refreshing blend of fiction and reality, which illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar, played by Paul Giamatti. The film won a significant award: the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Festival ...

Google previewAlternative Comics (2005)

An Emerging Literature by Charles Hatfield

American Splendor is a sustained inquiry into the underpinnings of daily life, including the vicissitudes of economic competition; the social obstacles posed by class, occupation, gender, and ethnicity; and the cultural nuances of everyday ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

American Splendor (2003, con— cerning comics writer Harvey Pekar), Scorsese's The Aviator (2004, about aviation pioneer and entrepreneur Howard Hughes), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)

by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell

production design American Splendor (2003) superhero film Amistad (1997) Puerto Rico, film in Amnesia ...

Google previewThe Hippie Dictionary (2004)

A Cultural Encyclopedia (And Phraseicon) of the 1960s and 1970s by Joan Jeffers McCleary

American Splendor Trina ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Movement Media (2011)

by John D. H. Downing

93 American Elf webcomics, 11 American Splendor comics, 11 AMF. See Adbusters Media ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky (2015)

by Paul A. Tenkotte, James C. Claypool

American Splendor (2003), Motorcross ...

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American Splendor is just an ongoing journal. It's an ongoing autobiography. I started it when I was in my early 30s, and I just keep going. (Harvey Pekar)
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