J.D. Salinger documentary trailer
This is a surprisingly powerful and dramatic trailer filled with mystery and plot points that are more suited to a much larger thriller.
It's surprising the tone of the trailer and considering that this is just about an author you wouldn't be criticised for thinking it was over the top marketing from Hollywood, but listen between the dramatic music, editing and big moments and you'll see that it does warrant the hype.
I wonder if the film of Salinger will live up to the hype that the trailer is pinning on it? You might be forgiven for thinking not considering that the writer and director Shane Salerno previously wrote on Armageddon, Shaft and AVPR: Alien vs Predator - Requiem, but then he also wrote on Savages and who is to say that his writing contribution to those other films wasn't a positive one? Can't someone write on different genres of film and deliver fun and excitement on one and serious, in depth analysis on the other?
Certainly by looking at the trailer for Salinger Salerno has done just that. It's a powerful trailer that looks at the story of the legendary J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of the iconic The Catcher in the Rye (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com).
The trailer carries some powerful reveals about the man's past, including his involvement in the war and what he might have seen there, things that could have changed him forever and made him the person he is today, and the powerful monologue at the end does hit hard.
The film is due to be shown at film festivals before gaining a release on the 6th of September, presumably America only to begin with.