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Salinger (2013)

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

Director:

Shane Salerno
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 A. Scott Berg ... Himself
Tony Bill ... Himself
Todd Brandenburg Todd Brandenburg ... Salinger
Glenn Gordon Caron ... Himself
Danny DeVito ... Himself
E.L. Doctorow ... Himself
Elizabeth Frank Elizabeth Frank ... Herself
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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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Taglines:

Uncover the mystery but don't spoil the secrets! See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images, thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gåtan J. D. Salinger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,956, 6 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$575,775, 13 October 2013
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Story Factory See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film's theatrical poster is based on the famous cover of the Bantam paperback edition of "The Catcher In The Rye". See more »

Goofs

Oona O'Neill is stated to have dated Orson Welles before she met J.D. Salinger. This is incorrect, and it is unlikely that they met more than once if they knew each other at all. See more »

Connections

References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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13 September 2013 | by crafo-1See all my reviews

I loved this movie and found it thrilling. Only a few days ago did I begin to read Salinger's short stories again as well as RAISE HIGH THE ROOFBEAMS, CARPENTERS. Of course everyone has read THE CATCHER IN THE RYE and I agree it remains a right of passage.

I came to this movie with high hopes and that always scares me, because I set myself up for a downfall. This came through for me.

It is an intense psychological portrait. The 299 days he spent at continuous war, from D-Day to the concentration camps, most certainly carved out his soul to his dying day. And how could it not? As someone who has always been interested in platonic love, I was very moved by his friendship(s) with young women that did not include sex.

This movie thoroughly investigates the ego, drive, and mystery of this artist. The portrait is not always flattering and sometimes it is downright pitiful, but it seems genuine to me.

I would recommend it to not only fans but also any writer or artist who knows something about the thrill of achievement and the horror of fame.

I look forward to the publication of the posthumous work with relish.


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