In the last year, the story of Ellis, who died in 2008, has been resurrected in song -- it's the sixth time -- with folkie Todd Snider's "America's Favorite Pastime." That was followed by artist James Blagden's psychedelic animated short, "Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No." Now there's a movie, "No No: A Dockumentary," in production.
Austin filmmakers Jeffrey Radice and Mike Blizzard, "No No"'s writer/director and producer, respectively, took the occasion of June 12th, the 40th anniversary of Ellis' no-hitter with the Pittsburgh Pirates, to debut a seven-minute trailer of their forthcoming documentary. The location was The Highball, the
Salinger is best known for his novel, Catcher in the Rye, which is essentially responsible for half of modern fiction. He also wrote Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roofbeams before his self-imposed isolation out in the middle of bumfuck New Hampshire (I had no idea, but I must have driven fairly near his house five times a year -- it's not to far from poet laureate Donald Hall's home. I wonder ... ).
Salinger and, particularly, Catcher has inspired a lot of heated and mixed reaction on this site, between those that cherish Catcher and those that didn't get the significance. I'm of the former -- Catcher is the only book I re-read once a year. You can see the significance of Catcher's anti-hero
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