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Trivia / The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Creator Backlash: J. D. Salinger came to regret writing and publishing the novel, not least for its success putting him in the public eye.
  • No Adaptations Allowed: Various film adaptations and even a theatrical adaptation have been proposed, but they have all been shot down.
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  • What Could Have Been: J. D. Salinger had been approached about a film adaptation over the years, always turning it down because he didn't want a repeat of the 1949 film My Foolish Heart (loosely based on his short story "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut"). When Ralph Bakshi offered to make it into an animated film with live-action bookends, Salinger told Bakshi that the novel wasn't fit for any other medium.