J.D. Salinger: Articles

Movie Buff Passion Explored: Author Anthony Slide Discusses the Lives & Times of Film Fanatics

Valentino with Rudolf Nureyev and Michelle Phillips. Ken Russell's 1977 Rudolph Valentino biopic Valentino is based on the dubious 1966 bio (“Was he a great lover – or a sham?”) penned by Chaw Mank and Brad Steiger. A coal miner's son and self-proclaimed psychic, Mank was one of the most influential […]

'Twilight' Book Saga Among 'Most Challenged' & 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Twilight Stephenie Meyer's Twilight book series has a number of elements in common with J.K. Rowlings' Harry Potter novels: both book franchises involve teens, mysteries, otherworldly creatures, and supernatural powers; both are worldwide bestsellers mostly aimed at young readers; and both are on the list of […]

Robert Pattinson 'Little Ashes' Gay Cinema Award + Interview That Wasn't(?) & Career Concerns

March 2 update: Robert Pattinson, wondering about what lies ahead after The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn are over and done with, told Nicole Evatt of the Associated Press that “if it suddenly dies down and suddenly no one is interested … yeah, it is worrying. […]

J.D. Salinger Movies: Author Unhappy with 'My Foolish Heart'

J.D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye was never made into a movie. Upon learning of author J.D. Salinger's death at the age of 91, I immediately thought of Phil Alden Robinson's Academy Award-nominated 1989 drama Field of Dreams, in which Kevin Costner's character sets out to find a reclusive […]