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American Masters

Edward Norton's Analysis of "The Catcher in the Rye"

Clip: Season 26 | 3m 25s

Actor and producer Edward Norton gives his analysis of the novel and the character Holden Caulfield in this film outtake from "Salinger." He read "The Catcher in the Rye" as a teen and has thought about the crafting of the dialogue and character of Holden for years.

Aired: 01/21/14

Rating: TV-14

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