This movie is indeed based on the Herman Melville short story.  Bartleby the
Scrivener is the story.  The story actually takes place in lower Manhattan
in a number of buildings in which I believe I have worked.  Also, Melville
had spent time in a dead letter office.
For what its worth.
Adam Herbst
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If the movie is based on the short story <clip> I thought it was a US
classic - it's by Herman Melville.<clip>


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