Mighty Red Pen

June 9, 2009

The Catcherintheryeinator

Filed under: Lit review,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 7:13 pm
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What’s the one thing that could bring reclusive author J.D. Salinger out of hiding? Well, according to the Onion, it’s the new flick, “Terminator Salvation”:

“I believe that a writer’s privacy is among his most precious possessions, in that personal information about him distracts readers from what is most important: the work itself,” the author of The Catcher In The Rye told reporters outside the Claremont Cinema 6 theater, moments after seeing the film for the third time. “But on the other hand, the new revival of the Terminator franchise is just way too awesome for me to remain quiet any longer. Hello? Time-travel paradoxes? Freaking amazing!”

“How sweet was it when that giant robot hand reached in through the roof and grabbed that old lady?” Salinger added. “Or when those motorcycle terminators detached from its legs and started speeding toward the escaping resistance fighters? Holy crap, was that fucking cool or what?”

Salinger, 90, explained that he first became a fan of the Terminator franchise in 1991, when he saw Terminator 2: Judgment Day and found the character of the young John Connor to be “a striking figure of teenage alienation and disillusionment.” His interest in the series continued with his rental of the first Terminator film, which he described as “almost as awesome as the second one,” and his Amazon purchase of Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines on Blu-ray.

Read the rest of “New Terminator Movie Brings J.D. Salinger Out Of Hiding.”

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