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Salinger -- An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.
Salinger -- Clip: Joyce Maynard and JD Salinger
Salinger -- A documentary that features interviews with 150 subjects including J.D. Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen.
Salinger -- Clip: Justification


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5 September 2013 (Australia) See more »
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An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself

Edward Norton ... Himself

John Cusack ... Himself

Martin Sheen ... Himself

Tom Wolfe ... Himself

Gore Vidal ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Himself

Judd Apatow ... Himself
A. Scott Berg ... Himself

Tony Bill ... Himself
Todd Brandenburg ... Salinger

Glenn Gordon Caron ... Himself

Danny DeVito ... Himself

E.L. Doctorow ... Himself
Elizabeth Frank ... Herself

John Guare ... Himself

Harvey Jason ... Himself
Joyce Maynard ... Herself

David Milch ... Himself

J.D. Salinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Margaret Salinger ... Herself
David Shields ... David Shields

Robert Towne ... Himself

Directed by
Shane Salerno 
Produced by
Jeffrey Doe .... co-producer
Bruce Dunn .... co-producer
Craig Fanning .... producer
David G. Hill .... associate producer
Chris Kubica .... associate producer
Lani Neumann .... associate producer
Langdon Page .... associate producer
Deborah Randall .... producer
Deborah Randall .... producer
Shane Salerno .... producer
Buddy Squires .... producer
Andrew Troy .... associate producer
Original Music by
Lorne Balfe 
Cinematography by
Anthony Savini 
Buddy Squires 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Doe 
Regis Kimble 
Sabine Krayenbühl 
Langdon Page 
Sound Department
Slamm Andrews .... sound mixer
Ross Davis .... re-recording mixer
Alexandra Fehrman .... sound recordist
Jon Greasley .... sound effects editor
Scott Harber .... sound mixer
Aaron Levy .... re-recording mixer
Mace Matiosian .... supervising sound editor
David S. McJunkin .... sound mixer
Craig Nepp .... sound effects editor
Mark Roy .... sound
Andrew Troy .... post production sound supervisor
Andrew Troy .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Troy .... supervising sound editor
David F. Van Slyke .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Maxamillion McDermott .... camera operator
Michael McDermott .... additional photography
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip
Editorial Department
Tony Dustin .... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Nicole Vaskell .... assistant editor
Music Department
Slamm Andrews .... music and sound mixer
Max Aruj .... music technical assistant
Tony Clarke .... musician: guitars
Leland Cox .... score preparation
David Paul Dorn .... music editor
Kelly Johnson .... music production coordinator
Andrew Kawczynski .... ambient music designer
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Jonathan Weiss .... music supervisor
Christine Wu .... musician: violin
Other crew
Matt Belanger .... runner
Eric Ladd .... title designer
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)
Amy McDermott .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking
USA:120 min | 129 min (DVD)
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13

Did You Know?

The film's theatrical poster is based on the famous cover of the Bantam paperback edition of "The Catcher In The Rye".See more »
Factual errors: There are references to the "Vedanta religion". Vedanta is not a religion; it is a philosophy derived from the Vedas.See more »
Movie Connections:
References My Foolish Heart (1949)See more »


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Interesting, eye-opening, documentary, 11 August 2014
Author: grantss from Sydney, Australia

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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