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Merchant, Ismail

Works: 216 works in 717 publications in 8 languages and 19,521 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  History  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director, pmn, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Collector, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by E. M Forster( visu )
59 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,493 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 E. M Forster( visu )
72 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,356 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
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( visu )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,159 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 James Ivory( visu )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 993 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 924 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 )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 878 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 )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 733 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( visu )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 528 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 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala( visu )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 520 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 )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
In 1876 Boston, the cause of female emancipation wrecks Verena Tarrant's relationship with the determined Basil Ransome
The Europeans by James Ivory( visu )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 366 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 )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 353 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 )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 319 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
Quartet by James Ivory( visu )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 298 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 mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( visu )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 259 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
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama. An affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood)
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 250 libraries worldwide
Roseland by James Ivory( visu )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
"Three interlocking stories set in the legendary New York City dance palace make up this charming film, the third to be shot by Merchant Ivory productions in America. In the first segment, "The Walts," Teresa Wright is a widow who comes to Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband where she meets Stan, a man who offers her an opportunity for happiness in the present. In "The hustle", Christopher Walken stars as a gigolo with three women in his life, all of whom depend on him for different degrees of romance and companionship. In the final segement, "The Peabody" an older Viennese woman sets out to win a dance competition despite warnings that it could imperil her health. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's understated screenplay received many accolades, and delivers and uncharateristic bit of sentiment not present in other Merchant lvory effots"--Container
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 246 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
In custody ( visu )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 221 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 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 (392)
Italian (10)
Spanish (10)
Hindi (6)
Urdu (2)
German (1)
French (1)
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