“My Salinger Year”… Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver star in a fairy-tale drama set in the publishing world

Posted on February 21, 2020


The film — centered on the literary agency that represents JD Salinger — is catnip to anyone who’s a writer, anyone who romanticises the “writing life”.

Spoilers ahead…

You can read the full review on Film Companion, here: https://www.filmcompanion.in/my-salinger-year-movie-review-margaret-qualley-and-sigourney-weaver-star-in-a-fairy-tale-drama-set-in-the-publishing-world/

Despite his bum/dropout air, Holden Caulfield is quite the reader. He says, “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” Apparently, that happened quite a lot with Holden’s creator, JD Salinger. So many people from across the world, after reading The Catcher in the Rye, wanted the connection that Holden craved with the authors of the books that “knocked him out”. Letters arrived by the pile at the reclusive writer’s literary agency, which had a set of template replies, depending on the type of letter it was. It was the job of young secretaries to type and mail them out.

Continued at the link above.

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