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Merchant Ivory Productions

Overview
Works: 160 works in 542 publications in 6 languages and 20,704 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
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Merchant Ivory Productions
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,434 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
Howards End( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,343 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 )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2016 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 Diane Johnson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 968 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 888 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 705 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 )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 618 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 )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 594 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 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bostonians ... charts the struggle between charismatic forces - a feminist and a chauvinist - to gain control over the destiny of a spirited young woman. The story takes place in Boston in the aftermath of the American Civil War - a time of political and social turmoil."
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 493 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 488 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
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 439 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
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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 420 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
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 420 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 threatned with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
A room with a view( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 381 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 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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