Catcher in the Rye
Catcher in the Rye. I know, I know. But this book... either you get it, or you hate it, I guess. There are a number of trailers for indie film versions on YouTube, but none of them are the way I see it in my head. The voice is wrong, the gestures seem forced. To me, Holden isn't awkward or an obvious outsider. He thinks and watches, critically; he perceives and judges, but he's still blending in and interacting. He's not the weird nerd shuffling along smoking self-consciously; he's not a dick or a whiner; he isn't smug, or forcefully glib like Anton Yelchin in Charlie Bartlett (urgh). He's just being. Like a young Johnny Depp perhaps... (youtube.com/watch?v=87zkYShT17s)
he's Keir Dullea at the age when he starred in DAVID AND LISA. I also like the moment in the 1980s when Disney Studios approached JD Salinger about making an animated film based on the book, with dogs.
The reading on sound cloud is TERRIBLE. How do I take it off? I didn't add any media for this exact reason 🙈
I love Holden, always have. Three reasons: handsome, funny, and deeply troubled. Perfect trio!
Brace New World