Most widely held works about Ismail Merchant
Most widely held works by Ismail Merchant
The remains of the day ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,772 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.
A room with a view ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 1,526 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.
Howards End ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,281 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.
Howards End ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 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.
Le divorce ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 839 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 ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 820 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 golden bowl ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impoverished 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Thomas Jefferson visits France where he meets a beautiful woman. Because he promised his dead wife that he wouldn't marry again, he must resist this worldly and mysterious woman, but he then falls for another.
Heat and dust ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 445 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 344 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.
Ismail Merchant's Passionate meals : the new Indian cuisine for fearless cooks and adventurous eaters by Ismail Merchant ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
My passage from India : a filmmaker's journey from Bombay to Hollywood and beyond by Ismail Merchant ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
The Europeans ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 306 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.
Shakespeare Wallah ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 306 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 263 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 mystic masseur ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 254 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.
Quartet ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 251 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 245 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.
A room with a view ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A charming, young English woman finds herself at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires when she is attracted to someone socially unsuitable.
Roseland ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Three interlocking stories set in New York City's legendary Roseland dance palace make up this charming film, the third to be shot by Merchant Ivory Productions in America. In the first segment, The Waltz, Teresa Wright is a widow who comes to the Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband, but meets Stan (Lou Jacobi), 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 segment, The Peabody, an older Viennese woman (Lilia Skala) sets out to win a dance competition despite warnings that it could imperil her health.
Biography British British Occupation of India (1765-1947) Butlers Comedy films Drama Drama England England--Hertfordshire Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Forster, E. M.--1879-1970 France--Paris Great Britain Historical films History Household employees India Inheritance and succession Italy Italy--Florence Ivory, James Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826 Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer,--1927- Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Massachusetts--Boston Merchant, Ismail Merchant Ivory Productions Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Nobility Romance films Sisters Social classes Social conflict Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Videocassettes Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Young women
Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
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