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    Watch an Outtake From Shane Salerno's Doc 'Salinger,' A Director's Cut of Which Airs on PBS's 'American Masters' This Month

    On Tuesday, January 21st at 9pm, PBS's "American Masters" documentary series will air the never-before-seen director's cut of Shane Salerno's divisive film "Salinger," about the life and influence of reclusive "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger.

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    Never-Before-Seen J.D. Salinger Letter: "It isn't at all true that I hate, or dislike, all films"

    Shane Salerno, director of popular Weinstein doc "Salinger," has provided a never-before-seen letter to Variety, penned by none other than reclusive author J.D. Salinger himself. In the letter, Salinger refutes the rumor that he hated film and Hollywood

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    POLL: Who Should Play J.D. Salinger in New Salinger Biopic?

    "Salinger" writer-director Shane Salerno, behind the book and recent documentary that uncovers the reclusive J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), is penning a feature film biopic about the 20th-century author for the Weinstein Co. Take our poll, below.

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    Weinsteins Developing Salinger Biopic & Add “New Footage” To ‘Salinger’ Doc As Ploy To Get People To See It

    The Weinstein Company modus operandi of late when a film doesn’t receive spectacular notices at a film festival seems to be: add new footage, send out shiny new press releases suggesting a new cut or you’re missing out on something (in the case of Wong Kar-Wai’s “The Grandmaster,” which doesn’t appe...

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    Daniel Day-Lewis Was Almost Cast In A Narrative Version Of 'Salinger' (And Almost Played Hannibal Lecter Too)

    It took him nearly a decade but Shane Salerno finally scratched his itch to get to the heart of the most infamous literary recluse of them all, J.D. Salinger. Long before his documentary “Salinger,” had the backing of The Weinstein Company Salerno began his journey with an ambitious idea: make a bio...

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    Watch: New Clips And Trailer For Last-Minute TIFF Entry 'Salinger'

    Even The Weinstein Company, charged with marketing Shane Salerno's nine-years-in-the-making documentary “Salinger,” wasn't able to suppress before release the film's biggest secret—that legendary author J.D. Salinger had five unreleased novels finished before his death, novels that his estate to are...

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    Telluride Review: Shane Salerno's 'Salinger' Documentary Makes For A Compelling Mystery Yarn

    Making a documentary about the 20th (and 21st) century’s most notorious recluse is rife with both hazards and rewards for filmmaker Shane Salerno, whose “Salinger” has to make do without a single video or audio clip of its titular subject — not because of rights restrictions, but because they appare...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: 'Salinger' Provides An Enthralling Account of J.D. Salinger's Reclusive Life and Teases the Posthumous Publication of New Work

    The early-in-life successes and later reclusiveness that defines the legacy of "Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger provides as fertile ground for a movie treatment as the novelist's work itself. So it's no surprise that "Salinger," director Shane Salerno's comprehensive overview of the writer'...

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    Listen: Margaret Salinger Confirms J.D. Salinger Has New Material Ready To Be Published

    There has been a bit of buzz around the internet about a few as-of-yet unpublished J.D. Salinger manuscripts. Rumor has it that the reclusive author had at least five to-be books finished before his death and plans for them to be published after his passing, starting in 2015 (or by 2020). With a tim...

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    Three More 'Avatar' Sequels On The Way Starting In 2016, With A Team Of Writers Hired To Flesh Out Cameron's Vision

    Apparently the two more trips to the mystical planet of Pandora that Fox and James Cameron had agreed upon just weren't satisfactory enough. Instead, we'll now be getting three more "Avatar" sequels (does that make it a sequel-trilogy?), with the studio and director amassing a small army of writers ...

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