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'Salinger' inspires us to comb the shelves for films that boast real-life authors as charactersBy Jeff Michael ViceSpecial to MSN Movies"I love to write and I assure you I write regularly ... But I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it." -- Jerome David SalingerYou couldn't write a more fascinating story than that of J.D. Salinger.Through the years, Salinger's 1951 novel "The Catcher in the Rye" has become the must-read tome for alienated and angst-ridden teens in America and the world over. However, he apparently found that early success was too much to handle, and published only a handful of works in the following years (including the eerily similar novella "Franny and Zooey") before disappearing from the literary world and the public eye.The years preceding his death in 2010 included any number of supposed coming-out-of-retirement rumors, copyright infringement lawsuits and eventually debunked sightings. Those incidents and other, weightier subject matter are tackled in "Salinger," a documentary feature by screenwriter-turned-filmmaker Shane Salerno that attempts to paint a more complete portrait of the reclusive novelist and father to actor Matt Salinger (of the much-derided 1992 "Captain America" film).Bing: More on 'Salinger' | Watch a trailerAre you looking forward to 'Salinger'? Connect and sound off with MSN Movies on Facebook and Twitter. "Salinger" is out in theaters September 6.(AP)
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