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Merchant Ivory Productions

Overview
Works: 102 works in 404 publications in 5 languages and 20,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Historical films  History  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Short films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A Room with a View by E. M Forster( Visual )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,873 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 gargantuan art-house hit
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,396 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
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 891 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 723 WorldCat member 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. Though 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
The Bostonians by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 525 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 521 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 515 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
Ratcatcher by Lynne Ramsay( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 484 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
Before the rains( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Hindi and held by 452 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 431 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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and French and held by 424 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
The Europeans by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member 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
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 333 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 )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Remains of the Day
Alternative Names
Merchant Ivory

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

MIP

Production Marchandes

מרצ'נט ואייבורי הפקות

マーチャント・アイヴォリー・プロダクションズ

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Languages
English (201)

Italian (2)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
The white countessThe golden bowlThe BostoniansBombay talkieJames Ivory in conversation : how Merchant Ivory makes its moviesMerchant Ivory's English landscape : rooms, views, and Anglo-Saxon attitudes