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Merchant, Ismail

Works: 171 works in 621 publications in 6 languages and 18,093 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Romance films  Historical films  Domestic fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Collector, pmn, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by E. M Forster( visu )
48 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,539 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
The remains of the day by James Ivory( visu )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,202 libraries worldwide
The story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically perfect butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper in the employ of a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
A room with a view by E. M Forster( visu )
52 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,001 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 )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,000 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
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 953 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
The golden bowl by James Ivory( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Adam Verver, a US billionaire in London, dotes on daughter Maggie, an innocent abroad. An impecunious Italian, Prince Amerigo, marries her even though her best friend, Charlotte Stant, an alabaster beauty with brains, no money, and a practical and romantic nature, is his lover. She and Amerigo keep it secret from Maggie that they know each other, so Maggie interests her widowed father in Charlotte, who is happy with the match because she wants to be close to Amerigo. Charlotte desires him, the lovers risk discovery, Amerigo longs for Italy, Maggie wants to spare her father pain, and Adam wants to return to America to build a museum. Amidst lies and artifice, what fate awaits adulterers?
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( visu )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 543 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 )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 534 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 )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 444 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( visu )
17 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 Europeans by James Ivory( visu )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated European brother and sister turn up unexpectedly on the doorstep of their staid American cousins. The fortune-hunting Eugenia and her high-spirited brother Felix turn this Puritan world upside down
Quartet by James Ivory( visu )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 310 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
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Story set in a small Southern town about plain Miss Amelia and her relationship with Marvin, her spurned husband, and with Lymon, a hunchbacked dwarf who charms his way into her life
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 278 libraries worldwide
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 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 )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 267 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
Roseland by James Ivory( visu )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, Roseland, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner
The householder by James Ivory( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 247 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
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 240 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
In custody ( visu )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Nur is considered the greatest living Urdu poet and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven's path, the greatest being Nur's two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the vastly bloated poet himself. Deven's monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a humorous path to an unexpected conclusion
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Alternative Names
Ismail Merchant brytyjski producent filmowy
Ismail Merchant indisch-britischer Filmproduzent
Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul
Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul 1936-2005
איסמעיל מרצ'נט
اسماعیل مرچنت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان هندی
اسماعیل مرچنٹ
ఇస్మాయిల్ మర్చెంట్
ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್ ಮರ್ಚೆಂಟ್
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Spanish (7)
Hindi (7)
Italian (6)
Urdu (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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