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"...benefits. Dull job. Vibrating workplace."), the perfect candidate appears: Bartleby (Glover), a wan, stooped, glassy-eyed milquetoast who remains contentedly..."

June 14, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Melville in Cubicle Hell
Tyro film director Jonathan Parker brings "Bartleby the Scrivener" back to the future. And who better to ride shotgun than freaky, geeky Crispin Glover?
" casting Glover as the peculiar titular character in Bartleby, Parker's modernization of Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby the..."

June 14, 2002 Screens Feature by Sidney Moody

Accepted asserts that a college run by students might be better than its institutional alternative, but who wants education advice from the creators of such a witless, uninspired excuse for a college comedy?
"...look what the acronym spells!), is the brainchild of Bartleby Gaines (played by Long, from those PC vs. Mac..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

SXSW Film Reviews
One can safely assume that Herman Melville never imagined the title character of his dark tale "Bartleby the Scrivener" in an episode of The Drew Carey Show.

March 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Notes on the music scene, the music seen, the music herd, and the music heard.
"...A Vehement Thumbs-Down for Bartleby..."

March 30, 2001 Column

War and Pieces
Mayor's Book Club takes on Kevin Powers' 'The Yellow Birds'
"...AC: Did you choose the name Bartle to evoke "Bartleby the Scrivener" [the Herman Melville story]?..."

April 30, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

High art is both lampooned and championed in this knowing satire that stars the ever-eccentric Adam Goldberg.
"...Crispin Glover in the titular role of the nonconformist Bartleby in Parker’s 2001 film rendition of the Herman Melville..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Epic Movie
The filmmakers are completely tone-deaf when it comes to the art of film parody, and their special form of sadism-as-punch-line leaves the audience in a perpetual cringe.
"...matters worse, the talents of quirky comedy masterminds Glover (Bartleby) and Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall) are..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Luv Doc: Not Mellow at All
There is an unwritten social contract to indoor plumbing
"...There is an unwritten social contract to indoor plumbing..."

April 19, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Page Two: The Path Back to Believing
It only takes a moment for the ordinary to transform
"...week, at the outside two. Instead, like barnacles or Bartleby, I just stayed. And stayed, ignoring their at first..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Column by Louis Black

The Luv Doc: PDA
Baby Goose and Riri not included
"...So yeah, there's that. Then there's the literally billions..."

May 13, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Something Vaguely Comprehensible
Sometimes what you believe to be your strength is actually a weakness
"...Dude. What the actual fuck? I just … I..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Whodunnit All Over the World?
The Melville House International Crime series is ship-shape.
"...heist by stashing the loot in one of those Bartleby-inspired I WOULD PREFER NOT TO book bags that the..."

July 30, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Doug Dorst puts the S. in 'Ship of Theseus' with this JJ Abrams Collaboration
The author presents his new literary creation at BookPeople tonight
"...kind of tipping your hat with the quote from "Bartleby" in there...."

Dec. 9, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pregame the Texas Book Festival With These 50 Classics
We haven't crammed this hard since senior lit
"...troublesome areas of the Human Condition. Sections include: working ("Bartleby in the Break Room"), family ("Why To Kill a..."

Oct. 21, 2013 Books Post by Anne Harris

Hey, Adults! Comics! Comics that are Funny, Weird, and Profound!
Reviewed: New School, Superzelda, My Dirty Dumb Eyes
"...2. Because you prefer art that's far removed from..."

Sept. 2, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Somebody Up There Likes Bob Byington
The writer-director talks about his fifth feature
"...BB: Right now I'm reading Bartleby the Scrivener by a writer named Herman Melville. It's..."

April 5, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Viewed From the Future
Photographer Sandy Carson's found film
"...But Carson is the anti-Bartleby; that is, unlike that dead letter office scrivener, Carson..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Matthew Irwin

The Outlaw
Alex Cox, still shooting film, and the finger, after all these years
"...make a break, hugging the wall like some pumped-up Bartleby or hurtling slo-mo from a balcony, grabbing a few..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

The World in Vogue: People Parties Places
Time travel, history lesson, and visual feast
" ideas – how to pimp your Kindle, what Bartleby woulda worn if he'd preferred not to be a..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Books Feature by Anne Harris

Pimp That Kindle, and Other Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
Gifting books and their accessories
" raven for E.A. Poe. Our favorite is for Bartleby the Scrivener, who we're pretty sure would prefer not..."

Nov. 24, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Spring Is the Cruelest Season
"...Spring Austin Partners will unveil the marketing center for..."

Dec. 6, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Red River Valley
Red River, home to Austin's real live music venues
"...experience, the couple has repeatedly encountered sometimes Melvillian (think "Bartleby the Scrivener") levels of bureaucracy from City Hall...."

June 22, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

SXSW Film Picks
Staff picks for SXSW Film

March 9, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Defining the Name of the World
Denis Johnson's new novel is about grief, but told anew, as if we didn't know anything about it.
"...Name of the World seems like the story Melville's Bartleby the scrivener would have told if he weren't so..."

July 7, 2000 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Office Space
Mike Judge's overlooked gem Office Space.
"...the last few weeks. In Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby the Scrivener," when a clerk is fired, he refuses..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Screens Review by Louis Black

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...of psychological horror with its comic conceit of a Bartleby-like elderly secretary who wields career-wrecking power over a long..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

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