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Merchant Ivory Productions

Overview
Works: 164 works in 573 publications in 6 languages and 20,722 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Romance films  History  Coming-of-age films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,549 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,439 WorldCat member 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
Howards End( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret and Helen Schlegel are sisters from a well-educated European family. A series of events brings them into a relationship with the very English Wilcox family. Both families also come into contact with Leonard Bast and his wife, a couple near the lowest tier of the rigid class system. Leonard's desire for cultural and intellectual status attracts the attention of Helen. Margaret must reconcile her independent spirit with her desire for companionship and a comfortable place in Edwardian society. Her moral strength is eventually able to resolve the tangle of opposites
Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,086 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
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Walker receives word that her pregnant stepsister Roxy has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand, Isabel travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support. Together, the two young women hit the party scene, living it up with the locals and American expatriates. Eventually, Isabel unexpectedly begins an affair with a septuagenarian Frenchman
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 876 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impoverished 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
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 605 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 )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive, a militant suffragette, takes on the education of Verena, a brilliantly gifted but naive young girl. Olive wants to mold and use this gift for the feminist cause. But Verena is also loved by Basil Ransom, an impecunious young lawyer with views strenuously opposed to the Boston feminists. The contest is met between Basil and Olive. The prize: possession of Verena
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 507 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 )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 491 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 by James Ivory( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After winning a grant, Omar Razaghi travels to the estate of the late Uruguayan author Jules Gund in order to convince his three executors to let him write an authorized biography
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of two lovers, Lizzie and Sanju, one belongs to an obsolete English travelling theatre group, the other is a rich young Indian playboy. Their affair-sudden, electric, brief-provides the pivot for a story about the decline and fall of British power in modern India
Before the rains( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 447 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
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 438 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
Heights( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows five people over a 24 hour period on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. Isabel's mother, Diana, learns that her husband has a new lover and begins to re-think her life choices and, especially, her open marriage. Diana and Isabel's paths cross with Alec, a young actor, and with Peter, a journalist. Isabel, Jonathan, Diana, Alec, and Peter must choose what kind of lives they will lead before the sun comes up on the next day
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plain-faced and unhappy, the eccentric Miss Amelia marries and publicly humiliates Marvin Macy, a charming con man who has fallen in love with her, causing him to battle to break her spirit and her heart as an act of revenge
A room with a view( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 393 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 Europeans by James Ivory( Visual )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic satiric about two fortune-seeking expatriates and their sober American relations
 
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