Salinger - Trailer
Director Shane SalernoYear 2013Genre(s) Documentaries
J.D. Salinger - known to his friends as Jerry - is the mysterious author of the most famous adolescent book in the last century, 'The Catcher In The Rye'. Little has ever been known about the talented Jewish author; he preferred to keep his private life out of the public eye, stopped taking interviews 30 years before his death and hated being photographed by the media. In 1965, he had stopped publishing stories altogether and few people knew exactly what had happened to him. Few people also knew about his troubling experiences in the army during World War II and there were rumours that he had suffered a nervous breakdown and worked on his writing alone in an isolated cabin. It was no wonder, in some respects, that he wanted to stay out of the limelight as much as possible, after three young boys used the novel to justify cold-blooded murders. Now, some of the most sought after details of his Salinger's personal life are revealed, from his relationships to his emotional struggles.
Shane Salerno ('Sundown: The Future of Children and Drugs') directs his second documentary in 'Salinger'; the detailed story of JD Salinger and the people who knew him best. The documentary has been in production for nine years but it has now arrived featuring a host of insightful interviews with a series of authors, actors and people from Salinger's life.
Starring: J. D. Salinger, Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny DeVito, Judd Apatow, Martin Sheen, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, John Guare, David Milch
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