NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s a guide each American adolescent finally ends up studying sooner or later: Catcher In The Rye, the story of Holden Caulfield’s annoyed days and nights making an attempt to make an intimate reference to a woman in late-Nineteen Forties New York.
The guide narrates coming-of-age alienation with intimate unhappiness, however as a brand new film by author-director Danny Robust exhibits, the ache on the pages got here from a darkish, extra violent supply for writer J.D. Salinger.
“I learn this biography on Salinger and thought his story was completely fascinating,” stated Robust, author-director of Insurgent In The Rye. “He goes to warfare, survives World Warfare II, is traumatized and but nonetheless writes via that, and finally ends up creating one of many nice masterpieces of the twentieth century.”
A local rising up in Manhattan, Salinger turned a struggling author and was drafted into the U.S. military in 1942. All through the struggle, as proven in Robust’s movie, the writer sees and experiences human horror.
“He was actually writing ‘A Catcher In The Rye’ whereas he was preventing in World Warfare II, he storms Normandy on D-Day with six chapters of the guide on him,” stated Robust. “I simply discovered all these details staggering… Once you study these experiences, for me it made me see him in an entire new mild.
“It’s the testement of what it finally means to be an artist, what you must dedicate your self to and sacrifice your self for to really stay your life in pursuit of your craft and your artwork,” he stated.
Now displaying in New York, Insurgent In The Rye stars Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Sarah Paulson, Brian d’Arcy James, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, and Lucy Boynton.
Robust additionally praised the work within the movie by Kevin Spacey as a Columbia College lecturer and journal editor, with out whom the movie might by no means have discovered backing to get made.
“A, it received the film greenlit, and B, he’s probably the greatest actors of the final 30 years,” stated Robust. “I knew the movie was going to be in excellent arms with him.”