Sunday, October 13, 2013

Salinger: The Man, The Book, The Movie

He was the first counter-culture vulture.
He taught us not to trust anyone over 30.
He exposed the phonies.
He warned about selling out.
And then he disappeared.

If Holden Caulfield was ever your hero, the guy you lauded for telling truth to power, the kid who spoke to you about the dangers of growing up, then you have to see this movie about his creator and alter-ego, J.D. Salinger.

Salinger wrote the Catcher in the Rye in 1951. Soon after the book was declared the voice of a generation, he dropped off the radar to lead a reclusive life in Vermont. He might have been out of sight, but he wasn't out of our collective consciousness, and most importantly, Salinger, who died in 2010, never stopped writing.

This two-hour documentary is not for everyone. But those who read the book and took it to heart, like the Movie Slut, will adore every minute of it. Finally, you'll learn who this guy Salinger was and see him for all the warts and wonder.

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