Salinger And Cinema
Ten movies inspired by the famously anti-Hollywood author
The author is of course, J.D. Salinger, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 91, a man who held his work, "The Catcher in the Rye," "Franny and Zooey" and all of his stories (save for "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut," which was made into a 1949 movie entitled "My Foolish Heart," and one that reportedly caused great consternation and unhappiness with Salinger) under firm anti-Hollywood lock and key. And yet, Salinger's Garbo-like elusiveness and impossible adaptations have never stopped legions of filmmakers from being influenced by both the work and the man. From direct inspiration of story, character and theme, to quick but telling references, to compelling (or syrupy) speeches, to conspiracy theories, here's a look at Salinger in cinema.
Please read my ten picks of famous Salinger moments in film.
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come on! al sharpton, ted kennedy, lyndon johnson, john edwards EDUCATED????
First of all GWB reads more books in a month than you read in the last two years. There's a great article I read in the Wall Street journal (Ah, that's why you missed it!) of how he and evil Carl Rove have a contest about who can read the most books in a year. GW wins all the time. Its in the hundreds. When he said "I don't read much" he was referring to all the bogus sludge in the mainstream press. Sludge elitest snobs like yourself depend on for life itself. You are exactly why the President of these great United States of America is going to go down in history as the progressive who NEARLY destroyed this great country. You and your measly 20% of the population will cheer him on as he realizes he's finished. A lame duck in his second year. How do you think Holden Caulfield would have voted? HA!