Does anyone else see syntax issues with the second two sentences?
"Ever wanted to see an actor playing J.D. Salinger typing up "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" on the stage of some plush movie palace while footage of World War II flickers on the screen behind him? And that the climax of "Bananafish"—American fiction's most upsetting suicide—should be scored with the thunderous crack of an offscreen gun? Or that the ideal way to demonstrate the popularity of The Catcher in the Rye would be a montage of smilin' young folks of all races thrusting their copies of the book at the camera"
I mean, I get his meaning, but I was so jarred by the grammar that I had to read it a second time. Come on, journalists! You should be the defenders of precision in grammar!