Film Courage: Danny, we just want to start by saying that we have a lot of screenwriters and other artists that watch our channel and that we recommend that they see REBEL IN THE RYE. It’s an excellent film for artists. And we just want to start out by saying this.
Danny Strong: I love that! Well the film is very much an artist manifesto. I mean it’s literally about the writing process and about what it means to be an artist. So I think that your site is perfect for the film.
Film Courage: Thank you! And the film shows there are many ups and downs in an artist’s journey ( we don’t want to give away any spoilers) but we will just leave it at that.
So when writing the film…and I realize you found a book in the bookstore that was a biography from what 2010?
Danny Strong: Yeah, 2011, I think was when the Slawenski biography [J. D. Salinger: A Life by Author Kenneth Slawenski] came out…(Watch the video on Youtube here).
The world of J.D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this portrait of one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. In mid-20th century New York, a young salinger (Nicholas Hoult) struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with a famed socialite (Zoey Deutch) and leaves for the frontlines of World War II. Publishing his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, brings him overnight fame and notoriety, leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Co-starring Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson.