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Merchant Ivory Productions

Overview
Works: 107 works in 477 publications in 6 languages and 20,701 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 2,435 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

49 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on E.M. Forster's novel of requited love. A young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this film was a gargantuan art-house hit
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rule-bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member 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
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the wealth and privilege of Cambridge College, upper-class students Clive and Maurice begin a friendship that soon exceeds the bounds of "decent society" in sexually repressed pre-World War I Britain. But even as they assume positions of power and respect in this same society during the following years, both will find it impossible to escape the reprecussions of their once passionate and dangerously illicit feelings for each other
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member 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
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member 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 city of your final destination( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After winning a grant to write a biography of the Hispanic author Jules Gund, Iranian-American student Omar must travel to Uruguay and convince the family to give him permission. Omar finds more than expected as he tries to persuade the late writer's brother, wife, and mistress. A complex look at loss. Bonus material included
Before the rains( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a British spice planter falls in love with his alluring servant, an idealistic young man finds himself torn between his ambitions and his family, his village, and his past. Loyalties are tested and destinies decided as two worlds collide
Heights( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diana (Glenn Close) is a legendary superstar who's attracted to Alec (Jesse Bradford, Swimfan), a struggling young actor who lives in the same building as her daughter Isabel (Elizabeth Banks, Spider-Man 2), a self-absorbed photographer who's about to marry Jonathan (James Marsden, The Notebook), a temperamental attorney who's trying to avoid Peter (John Light, TV's "Band of Brothers"), a British journalist assigned to interview his famous lover's ex-flames. These five very different people meet, connect and resolve their relationships in this "wonderfully-acted, intelligently-written and directed drama. One of the best films of the season" (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC)
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knew Pablo Picasso's 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, Francoise Gilot
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 422 WorldCat member 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member 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
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated American woman 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
 
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The Remains of the Day
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Merchant Ivory

Merchant Ivory Productions film company founded in 1961 by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory

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