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Links for The Catcher in the Rye Study

Read the worst CITR essay of all-time (not a Clackamas High student, of course)

See a comic strip of CITR (The Fisher-Price Theater)

A Catcher in the Rye book index (helpful if you are looking for some reference in the novel)

An excellent site: Exploring Catcher in the Rye (Note: it may be temporarily out of service)

Various Student Work from my classes relating to Catcher in the Rye


Catcher in the Rye in Pop Culture

Film:

Orange County [imdb link] (see Special Features on DVD)

Chasing Holden [imdb link] This is perhaps one of the silliest movies I have seen, but it does make a connection to the novel as we have discussed in class. It may be worth a look to see what terrible actors each person is in this movie. This is a perfect example of why Holden hates the movies. ~Mr. Coia

Six Degrees of Separation [imdb link] Will Smith's character is working on a thesis on how CITR leads some to murder.

Conspiracy Theory [imdb link] Mel Gibson was brainwashed; Catcher in the Rye is the trigger. Foolish. [View in Quicktime]

The Good Girl [imdb link] Jennifer Aniston's Justine falls for Holden Worther, named after Holden Caulfied, who "is put-upon by society, the hypocrisy of the world." Written by Mike White, the screenwriter and English teacher in Orange County. [View clip in Quicktime]

Song:

"Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?" by Green Day {lyrics}
"I Am Holden Caulfield" by The Contingency {lyrics}
"I Wrote Holden Caulfield" by Screeching Weasel {lyrics}
Comin_ Thro' the Rye Scottish song
"Catcher in the Rye" Sammy Walker (Are you sure this isn't Bob Dylan?)

Print:
Mother Goose & Grimm cartoon
Entertainment Weekly article on CITR website
Kevin Smith's Daredevil Visionaries (Bullseye reads and quotes from CITR)
Say That to My Face, David Prete, EW review
"The Perpetual Adolescent and the Triumph of Youth Culture," Joe Epstein (The Weekly Standard)

 

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