An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

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$86,956 (USA) (6 September 2013)

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$575,775 (USA) (11 October 2013)
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Interesting, eye-opening, documentary
11 August 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Interesting, eye-opening, documentary on the great novelist JD Salinger. Well-researched, it includes details of his life that weren't widely known.

Has the usual documentary stuff: a linear blow-by-blow account of his life, including some the more pivotal events and how they later affected him. Quite fascinating how his character is shaped, and how he then puts some aspects of his own character, and experiences, into his writing.

However, it's not all wine and roses and only positivity. All aspects of Salinger's life are revealed, and some will surprise you. Perfect he was not.

On the down side, I felt that most of the interviews with stars were unnecessary. They really didn't have much to add and were just there as a cheerleader squad.

Very interesting and well worth watching.


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