Family Assessment of Harvey Pekar
A family assessment of Harvey Pekar's family in the film "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
# 121428 | 750 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Psychology (Theory) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)
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This paper applies family assessment theory regarding stages of development to the film "American Splendor", about comic book writer Harvey Pekar and his wife, Joyce Barber. The paper discusses the couple's stage of development and task achievement.
From the Paper:"In "American Splendor", the central characters are hospital clerk-cum-comic book writer Harvey Pekar and his wife Joyce Barber. Based on a true life story of cartoonist Harvey Pekar who was befriended by established comic book writer, Robert Crumb, the film alternates between the actors playing these and other roles and montages of animated scenes drawn by the real Pekar and cameos by Pekar and his wife as themselves. According to one review, Joyce is Harvey's true soul mate who manages to..."
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