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Merchant, Ismail

Works: 175 works in 849 publications in 6 languages and 20,414 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  History  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Production personnel, pmn, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Collector, Performer, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by E. M Forster( visu )
73 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,547 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 )
88 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,389 libraries worldwide
All she wanted was a room with a view on her first trip to Florence. Little did she realize that her wish would lead her into impropriety, confusion, and passion
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( visu )
48 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,162 libraries worldwide
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically proper butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper employed by a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
Le divorce by James Ivory( visu )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 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 white countess by James Ivory( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 882 libraries worldwide
A blind American diplomat develops a curious relationship with a young Russian refugee who works odd and sometimes illicit jobs to support members of her dead husband's aristocratic family
The golden bowl by James Ivory( visu )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an improvised 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory( visu )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 571 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( visu )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 505 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
The Bostonians by James Ivory( visu )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
Olive, a militant 19th century suffragette, takes on the education of a young girl with the gift of oratory. Olive hopes to use her gift for the feminist cause, but finds her student involved in a love triangle with Basil Ransom, a young lawyer from Mississippi, who is strongly opposed to the feminists in Boston
The Europeans by James Ivory( visu )
24 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
With hopes of improving their sagging fortunes, the Baroness Eugenia and her brother Felix travel to New England in 1850 to seek out their rich American cousins
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( visu )
22 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 358 libraries worldwide
The real-life adventures of a traveling theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespearean plays but can't compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( visu )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 325 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
Quartet by James Ivory( visu )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 295 libraries worldwide
The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( visu )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated English author comes to Bombay and falls for two men involved in film-making. She succeeds in destroying the marriage of one and the careers of both while fleeing to an ashram to avoid dealing with her actions
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( visu )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 258 libraries worldwide
"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, [the film] 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
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and French and held by 258 libraries worldwide
To commemorate the Centennial of the Lumiere Brothers' first motion picture, 40 of the world's leading international filmmakers created their own one minute Lumiere film. Using the restored original camera, each director offered his own signature style to the film. These exciting eclectic shorts are combined with intriguing interviews with the filmmakers
Ismail Merchant's Passionate meals : the new Indian cuisine for fearless cooks and adventurous eaters by Ismail Merchant( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The householder by James Ivory( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The story of a shy, Delhi schoolteacher who 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
Roseland by James Ivory( visu )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Three vignettes set in Manhattan's old ballroom, Roseland. Shows episodes in the lives of people who are drawn to Roseland
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Alternative Names
Ismail Merchant brytyjski producent filmowy
Ismail Merchant Indiaas filmproducent (1936-2005)
Ismail Merchant indisch-britischer Filmproduzent
Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
Rehman Ismail Noormohamed Abdul
Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul 1936-2005
Исмаил Мерчант
איסמעיל מרצ'נט
אסמאעיל מרצ'נט
اسماعیل مرچنت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان هندی
اسماعیل مرچنٹ
ఇస్మాయిల్ మర్చెంట్
ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್ ಮರ್ಚೆಂಟ್
English (503)
Spanish (14)
Italian (10)
Multiple languages (1)
French (1)
German (1)
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