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Salinger: The Movie

I left work early on January 27th, 2010. I couldn’t handle being in front of my students, and facing my co-workers on the day when my literary idol passed away. JD Salinger had written the book that had forever changed my life: Catcher in the Rye. It wasn’t just me though, millions and millions of lives had been touched by the honest book about Holden Caulfield’s struggle to come to terms with loss, love, and himself.

Unfortunately, Salinger only published a few books, and a handful of short stories in his 91 years of life, but many more sit in a vault, locked away, unpublished, and with no expectation of ever being seen by anyone ever again.

The man, the myth, the legendary recluse will finally be examined on film. My only hope is that those damn prostitutes don’t make it so god damn phony!

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

2 comments on “Salinger: The Movie

  1. Veronica Russell
    June 14, 2013

    I felt the same way. I’m almost afraid to see the film–but I know I will, anyway.

  2. Pingback: J. D. Who? – Here’s the First Trailer For Salinger (2013) « Durnmoose Movie Musings

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