The new documentary film "Salinger" features interviews with 150 subjects including J.D. Salinger's friends and colleagues who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen of the reclusive author.
Director Shane Salerno's documentary was released Friday, Sept. 6 in limited theatrical release.
Critics have pointed out the film shows the darker side of the author, including his anger and mysterious departure from publishing, along with talk about his relationships with young women.
Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture.
According to the filmmaker's its the first work to get beyond the Catcher in the Rye author's meticulously built up wall: his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.
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