THE late J. D. Salinger would have loathed the new documentary about his life. Like that timeless teen rebel Holden Caulfi eld, the hero of Salinger’s sole published novel Catcher in the Rye, the author hated “phonies”. This doco can get very phony on occasion. Understandable, perhaps, considering there is so little reliable info about Salinger on or off the record out there. However, some of the fakery in play here ( including a regrettable series of re- enactments) is not so forgivable. The doco pushes all available data about the author at the viewer. But it cannot pull the viewer any closer to the man. Three years after his passing at age 91, J. D. Salinger can still black out the limelight at will.