VIDEO: Ed Norton Talks 'Catcher in the Rye' for PBS's SALINGER
THIRTEEN's American Masters launches its 28th season with the series' 200th episode: the exclusive director's cut of Shane Salerno's documentary, Salinger, premiering nationally Tuesday, January 21, 9-11:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters.
Below, watch exclusive outtakes from the film including superfan Edward Norton's analysis of The Catcher in the Rye, David Shields (Salinger co-author), Edward Norton, Michael Silverblatt (Bookworm radio host) and Mark Howard (teacher) discuss religion and spirituality in J.D. Salinger's writing and Pulitzer Prize-winner ElizaBeth Frank, professor of Modern Languages and Literature at Bard College, discusses The Catcher in the Rye as a revolt against the 1950s.
Featuring never-before-seen photographs, personal stories and moments from J.D. Salinger's (Jan. 1, 1919 - Jan. 27, 2010) life and harrowing service in World War II, Salerno's new director's cut expands his intimate portrait of the enigmatic author of The Catcher in the Rye. American Masters was the first to close a deal with Salerno for Salinger, securing the exclusive domestic television rights to the documentary in January 2013.
An official selection of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival, the film made front page news all over the world with its revelations. Associated Press called the research yielded during Salerno's 10-year investigation "unprecedented" and "thoroughly documented."