Ray Bradbury died yesterday at age 91. (Read his obituary on the NY Times site.) How many people, of how many countries, across two or three generations, first encountered Melville's story through Bradbury's screenplay?
As noted in a previous post, there's an enlightening 2008 interview in which Mr. Bradbury discusses his work with director John Huston on the 1956 film.
Astute readers know that this blog owes its title not to Melville, but to Mr. Bradbury.