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Why 'The Catcher In The Rye' Should Never Be Made Into A Movie

06/23/2010 12:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"The Catcher in the Rye" should never be made into a movie. Period.

To entertain such thoughts requires the would-be adapter to ignore three strong arguments against adaptation: Holden's opinion, Salinger's wishes and the reader's own idiosyncratic relationship with the novel.

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