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Merchant Ivory Productions

Works: 98 works in 358 publications in 6 languages and 17,489 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance films  Comedy films  Love stories 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Howards End by James Ivory( visu )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,579 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the idealistic, independent and highly educated Schlegel sisters and their tangled relationships with a rich businessman and his family, and with an unhappily married young bank clerk
A room with a view by James Ivory( visu )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,534 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Le divorce by James Ivory( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 991 libraries worldwide
Isabel Walker travels to Paris to visit her pregnant stepsister Roxy, by chance arriving on the same day that Roxy's husband Charles-Henri leaves the marriage, apparently for another woman. As Isabel stays to offer help and support, the two young women start living it up with the locals and American expatriates, and Isabel finds herself being wooed by an older French man- who happens to be related to Roxy's ex-husband
The golden bowl by James Ivory( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impoverished yet charming Italian aristocrat, Prince Amerigo. Through a twist of fate, Adam marries the Prince's former lover, Charlotte. Maggie's suspicions deepen to a possible affair between the Prince and Charlotte, when Maggie makes the ill-fated purchase of a golden bowl. It becomes only a matter of time before Maggie unravels the truth from a world full of deception and lies
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
In the mid-1780s, widower Thomas Jefferson replaces Benjamin Franklin as the U.S. representative to French regents Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He tries to resist the beautiful Mrs. Cosway. Also in Paris is Jefferson's daughter Patsy; when another daughter dies back in Virginia, Jefferson sends for his youngest, who brings along her slave, Sally Hemings, then 15, whom he also finds irresistible
Heat and dust by James Ivory( visu )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
In the 1970s, a woman travels to India to find the truth about her great-aunt, who left her British husband for an Indian prince in the 1930s
The Bostonians by James Ivory( visu )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Olive, a militant suffragette, takes on the education of Verena, a brilliantly gifted but naive young girl. Olive wants to mold and use this gift for the feminist cause. But Verena is also loved by Basil Ransom, an impecunious young lawyer with views strenuously opposed to the Boston feminists. The contest is met between Basil and Olive. The prize: possession of Verena
The city of your final destination ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
After winning a grant, Omar Razaghi travels to the estate of the late Uruguayan author Jules Gund in order to convince his three executors to let him write an authorized biography
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( visu )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
The Story of two lovers, Lizzie and Sanju, one belongs to an obsolete English travelling theatre group, the other is a rich young Indian playboy. Their affair-sudden, electric, brief-provides the pivot for a story about the decline and fall of British power in modern India
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970's, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him
Heights ( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Follows five people over a 24 hour period on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. Isabel's mother, Diana, learns that her husband has a new lover and begins to re-think her life choices and, especially, her open marriage. Diana and Isabel's paths cross with Alec, a young actor, and with Peter, a journalist. Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec, and Peter must choose what kind of lives they will lead before the sun comes up on the next day
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the ledgendary artist Pable Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and French and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
Before the rains ( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 431 libraries worldwide
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The Europeans by James Ivory( visu )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Classic satiric about two fortune-seeking expatriates and their sober American relations
Quartet by James Ivory( visu )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
The frail, desperate Marya Celli's status as a thoughtless sweet young thing changes when her husband is jailed for possessing stolen artifacts and she is cast adrift among the amoral denizens of cafe society in Paris in the 1920's
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama. An affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood)
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, The mystic masseur is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary "mystic masseur" propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self"--Container
The householder by James Ivory( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
The story of a shy, Delhi schoolteacher who marries and then, little by little, gets to know his wife during their first year together. This story, derived from the culture of modern India, is able to relate to the problems of young couples everywhere
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