As close as you're gonna get to a JD Salinger film adaptation?
Mike Bruce, director: "I received a phone call from Courtney [Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols] in June about doing a video for their song "Catcher In The Rye." Brent [DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols] had put the idea in his ear about making a video based on the last chapter from the highly celebrated novel. Being a lover of all things nostalgic, of course I was immediately into the idea, I mean, the track is exceptional and it’s such a beloved book. What’s not to like? Reading The Catcher In The Rye is really a sort of rite of passage for everyone in their mid to late teens. At least it was when I grew up. I felt extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to create a cinematic interpretation of the novel for the song. We wanted it to look like a classic film. I wrote a treatment which I felt captured a few key moments and the overall mood and tone of the relationship between Holden Caulfield and his kid sister, Phoebe.
We shot this video in 2008 at The Dandy Warhols Odditorium. The standard definition footage was digitized and put on a hard drive then lost and forgotten. In 2016 the original footage was found and re-digitized and finally edited eight years after the production.