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Merchant, Ismail

Overview
Works: 137 works in 594 publications in 5 languages and 18,523 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director, pmn, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Performer, Conceptor, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

68 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,550 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
The Remains of the Day by James Ivory( Visual )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,204 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
A Room with a View by E. M Forster( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 2,002 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
Le divorce by James Ivory( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,007 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
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 937 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
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 879 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 )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de amor y adulterio ambientada a principios del siglo XX
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 531 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 )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 528 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 Henry James( Visual )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876 Boston, the cause of female emancipation wrecks Verena Tarrant's relationship with the determined Basil Ransome. In Boston in the aftermath of the Civil War, Verena Tarrant (Madeleine Potter), a gifted young orator, has attracted the attention of Olive Chancellor (Vanessa Redgrave), who wishes to nurture Verena as an inspirational force for the Womens Movement. But poised against her is Basil Ransom (Christopher Reeve), a handsome male chauvinist who wants Verena as his wife. Against a backdrop of luminous New England landscapes, the battle is joined; and for Olive, the struggle will prove an odyssey that forces her to acknowledge her true nature. This movie charts the struggle between two charismatic forces to gain control over the destiny of a spirited young woman
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 363 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 )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 359 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
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 326 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
Quartet by Dustin Hoffman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 304 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, The mystic masseur 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
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 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
Ismail Merchant's Passionate meals : the new Indian cuisine for fearless cooks and adventurous eaters by Ismail Merchant( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseland by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three interlocking stories set in the legendary New York City dance palace make up this charming film, the third to be shot by Merchant Ivory productions in America. In the first segment, "The Walts," Teresa Wright is a widow who comes to Roseland in order to sustain the memory of her late husband where she meets Stan, 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 segement, "The Peabody" an older Viennese woman sets out to win a dance competition despite warnings that it could imperil her health. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's understated screenplay received many accolades, and delivers and uncharateristic bit of sentiment not present in other Merchant lvory effots"--Container
The householder by James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a shy, Delhi schoolteacher who marries and then, little by little, gets to know his wife during their first year together. This story, derived from the culture of modern India, is able to relate to the problems of young couples everywhere
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Remains of the Day
Alternative Names
Ismail Merchant brytyjski producent filmowy

Ismail Merchant Indiaas filmproducent (1936-2005)

Ismail Merchant indisch-britischer Filmproduzent

Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman

Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul

Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul 1936-2005

Исмаил Мерчант

איסמעיל מרצ'נט

اسماعیل مرچنت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان هندی

اسماعیل مرچنٹ

ఇస్మాయిల్ మర్చెంట్

ಇಸ್ಮಾಯಿಲ್ ಮರ್ಚೆಂಟ್

イスマイル・マーチャント

伊斯曼·默臣

伊斯梅尔·莫尔昌特

伊斯梅尔·莫香特

伊斯麥·墨臣

Languages
English (343)

Spanish (22)

Italian (8)

German (7)

French (3)

Covers
The Remains of the DayThe white countessThe golden bowlThe BostoniansIsmail Merchant's Passionate meals : the new Indian cuisine for fearless cooks and adventurous eatersLumière et compagnie Lumière & companyMy passage from India : a filmmaker's journey from Bombay to Hollywood and beyond