2003 Bonus: AMERICAN SPLENDOR, an Anti-Biopic

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Mixing drama with documentary, and live-action with animation, "American Splendor" (2003), directed by Shari Springer and Robert Pulcini, feels much more inspired by the art and attitude of comic book writer Harvey Pekar than by his actual life. And that's a good thing.

In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the biopic subgenre, talk Paul Giamatti, creativity as a form of coping and if "American Splendor" is a top-five film of 2003.

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