It took me a year to come up with the following line. Kicking myself that it didn’t come sooner:
Scotland’s “Catcher In The Rye” isn’t a novel. It’s a film.
Meanwhile, I talked to somebody in the production team today. Apparently the opening weekend went great. Looks like we may have a small hit on our hands. Too early to tell definitively, but… General morale ’round the office is most excellent. Hurrah!
[Hallam Foe blog is here.]
Oh come on Hugh – that’s stretching credulity a little far don’t you think? Unless of course you can punt that line with success to the Guardian. If you do – I’ll be buying you wine. Seriously.
I’m looking forward to seeing Hallam Foe. Although, I wonder if you noticed the irony as Catcher in The Rye was a malapropism whereby Holden had misheard Robert Burns’ “Coming Through the Rye”, thus making Coming Through the Rye the original Catcher in the Rye.
Is my thinking too geeky?
It came at the right time – Catcher In the Rye has far more resonance in the States than anywhere else.
Damn if that doesn’t tell me exactly what the film is like — and it tells me I must see this film when it reaches the U.S.’s midwest.
Hugh, you’re even better than the Ad Men on AMC’s MAD Men series. :->
Dennis, it works for me. If it doesn’t for you, no big deal.
But granted, we’ll see if it still works for me in a month 😉
Russ, The Robert Burns poem is mentioned/referenced in the book.
It sure beats hearing people saying “Scotland’s always cold and raining” on the cheapie flight back home.
Cracking strapline though.
I think the comparison is justified, although I kinda prefer “Scotland’s Holden Caulfield is Hallam Foe”
Nice movie—went to see it in Berlin the other day, unfortunately dubbed into German (prefer original voices) though that might be a good sign the movie is on its way to success.
I guess the only connection between geek dinners and the Microsoft monster and Hallam Foe’s woes is—you, or more generally, “blogging”. But I also guess that’s alright. Been there, watched the movie, otherwise busy with my own stuff. So are you and everyone else. Fair enough! The “conversation”, “etc”. Er, off to more work.
Your line is not strictly accurate, Hugh. It IS a novel, and now it’s ALSO a film!
Technically you’re correct, of course, Peter.
I’m thinking more in terms of “Cultural Phenom” than the individual media per se.
Nice, looks like a solid one for Netflix.
It works for me and my money is good..as you know, wish you luck as always.
just found your blog today via jen and i really like it. also loved hallam foe,which i saw at the berlin film festival this year- what a relief to see that film ,having seen the unbearable bordertown with jennifer lopez the day before. did i just get that right that you did the artwork ( or how do you call that in english? ) for that film? all the best from berlin, anja