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Merchant, Ismail

Works: 123 works in 694 publications in 5 languages and 19,430 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director, pmn, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Collector, Performer, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by James Ivory( visu )
73 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,545 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 )
86 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,364 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 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,207 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
Le divorce by Diane Johnson( visu )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 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
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
30 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 933 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 white countess by James Ivory( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 879 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 Leon Edel( visu )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an improvished yet charming Italian aristrocrat, 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 )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 531 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 )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 529 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 Henry James( visu )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 446 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 )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 363 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( visu )
19 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 360 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 )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Spanish 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 Dustin Hoffman( visu )
9 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 300 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( visu )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 263 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
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 259 libraries worldwide
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 libraries worldwide
A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama and an affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood). A visiting English author becomes involved with a married Indian movie star; when the romance fizzles she flees to an ashram
Roseland by James Ivory( visu )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 254 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
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
The householder by James Ivory( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish 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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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
اسماعیل مرچنت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان هندی
اسماعیل مرچنٹ
ఇస్మాయిల్ మర్చెంట్
ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್ ಮರ್ಚೆಂಟ್
English (431)
Spanish (30)
Italian (12)
German (8)
French (6)
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