Theres something so compelling about that age, he continues. With someone struggling not simply with the emotions of things but with the linguistic arsenal to describe them. Though Submarines language may indeed be tailored to reflect Olivers sensibility, at least one reference seems to come straight from Richard Ayoade: When Oliver truly falls for Jordana, he ceremoniously hands her a copy of The Catcher in the Rye. Salingers very influential, he says. A cliché, but true.
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