Mar 10, 2001 · At a public records office, a seemingly normal boss has hired a new employee named Bartleby. Bartleby however, is eccentric and with each passing day, he begins to refuse his boss' orders which only gets worse. Eventually, the boss finds himself clueless as to what to do about Bartleby as he discovers even stranger things about him.
- Jonathan Parker
- 2 min
Jul 27, 1973 · Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying, "I prefer not to." This is carried on ad absurdum until the office is in chaos because the other employees must do Bartleby's work.
- Anthony Friedman
Bartleby (20) 1h 18min 1970 7+ This faithful adaptation of Herman Melville's classic follows a young accounting clerk in 1970's London rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying "I prefer not to." This is carried on ad absurdum until the office is in chaos and the other employees must do Bartleby's work.
Bartleby is a 2001 American comedy film adaptation of Herman Melville 's short story " Bartleby, the Scrivener ". The film was directed by Jonathan Parker, and stars Crispin Glover as Bartleby, and David Paymer as his boss.
Mar 11, 2017 · Bartleby Critics Consensus. Bartleby is a rather dull affair, stretched over a too-long running time.
- drama, comedy
Nov 18, 2019 · There have been a few adaptations of “Bartleby” as a radio play, stage play, an opera, and several films, including a comedic version in 2001 starring Crispin Glover and David Paymer, unseen by me (or most anyone).
"Bartleby" is short for a feature film, at 82 minutes, but might have been more successful at 50 or 60 minutes. Too bad there seems to be an unbreakable rule against features that short, or short subjects that long.
A complacent boss is flummoxed by a cryptic office worker whose refusal of duties is accompanied by the phrase, “I would prefer not to.”
- Jonathan Parker
- David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly
Bartleby is a 1970 British drama film directed by Anthony Friedman and starring Paul Scofield, John McEnery and Thorley Walters. It is an adaptation of the short story " Bartleby, the Scrivener; A Story of Wall-street " by Herman Melville. The film relocates the narrative from New York in the 1850s to London in the 1970s.