Salinger

dir. Shane Salerno

Salinger

dir. Shane Salerno

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This revelatory documentary on J.D. Salinger, legendarily reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey, uses rare archival material and information on unpublished works to piece together details of the writer's life after he left the public eye.
Meticulously researched over nearly a decade by writer/director/producer Shane Salerno, and featuring interviews with literary giants Gore Vidal and Tom Wolfe as well as celebrity fans such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Martin Sheen, Salinger is an unprecedented look at an American icon.

Director Biography

    • Shane Salerno
    • Shane Salerno was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He received national acclaim for his documentary short Sundown: The Future of Children and Drugs (91), made while he was still a high-school senior. He immediately began his television career as an apprentice writer-director on NYPD Blue, and wrote for Steven Spielberg at the newly minted DreamWorks. His co-writing credits include Breakdown (97), Armageddon (98), Shaft (00), and Oliver Stone's Savages (12), which he also executive produced. Salinger (13) marks his return to documentary filmmaking. He is also the co-author, with David Shields, of the companion biography Salinger, published by Simon & Schuster.