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American Splendor

 
 
Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2003 04:32 pm
I'm planning on seeing American Splendor tomorrow. Has anyone seen it? From what I've read it sounds like a fantastic movie.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2003 02:14 pm
Well, I'm off to the movie. Before I go I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone for participating in this thread. Your answers were witty, articulate, insightful, profound, and, certainly, abundant. The overwhelming response to my question was truly staggering. Again, thank you everyone --you were there when I needed you most.

Gus
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2003 02:35 pm
Razz
I'm a movie-free zone!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2003 03:54 pm
So - what was it like, Gus? I've never heard of it...
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2003 06:47 am
Thanks for asking, Dlowan. And thank you for participating as well, Margo.

The movie was quite entertaining. The true story of Harvey Pekar, a file clerk/cartoonist from Cleveland. A sort of slice-of-America movie. It would take me quite a while to explain the movie. Here's some background information on how the movie came to be...

http://www.toonopedia.com/splendor.htm
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 07:10 am
Gus! Gus! I saw it this very night! Loved it - so - let's discuss!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 07:21 am
I can't discuss it right now, Dlowan. I have some errands to run. I'm glad you liked it, however. Where'd you manage to see it at? It was only playing at one theater in the city where I saw it.

I've been meaning to ask LightWizard about this film. He's the resident film expert isn't he?

And, as long as we're talking about movies, and this ties into your little corner of the planet, have you seen "Rabbit Proof Fence"? I've been hearing mixed things about that movie but I plan on watching it soon.

Well, off to the races.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 07:27 am
Rabbit Proof Fence is great - it is a very inward film, though - although there is real suspense and such - very important historically re the thirties and eugenics - as well as the terrible human cost thereof - but it does not, if you watch carefully, shirk the complexities.

I saw "American Splendor" at one of our "mainstream arthouse" cinemas - if that makes sense.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 07:30 am
If only they could spell the title correctly. Laughing
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 01:58 pm
Wilso wrote:
If only they could spell the title correctly. Laughing


It probably is correct, Wilso - they qualified it with "American" , and that is likely meant to excuse/explain/defuse anything that follows! Twisted Evil
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 02:57 pm
Rumor has it there are a few backward countries that actually spell it splendour. I find that too comical to believe, so I have dismissed said rumor. (or should I say rumour?)
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Corvette Summer
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 02:59 pm
Arrow
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 04:24 pm
Do you mean "THe Hours", Borrichone? If so, there is a whole thread on it...just a sec...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 04:26 pm
here you go: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5299
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2003 05:26 pm
Yes, you should say rumour.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2010 05:14 pm
Harvey Pekar, ‘American Splendor’ Creator, Dies at 70
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Published: July 12, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/arts/design/13pekar.html?_r=1&ref=harvey_pekar
http://media.npr.org/assets/news/2010/07/12/pekars.jpg?t=1278953395

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128465797
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