Salinger | 2013
This documentary includes interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger's friends and colleagues - who have never spoken on the record before - as well as previously unseen film footage, photographs and other material. 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. The film is the first work to get beyond the "Catcher in the Rye" and the author's meticulously built up wall to explore his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.