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Merchant, Ismail

Overview
Works: 171 works in 788 publications in 6 languages and 19,910 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Romance films  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  History 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Production personnel, pmn, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Collector, Conceptor, Performer, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by James Ivory( Visual )

67 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,546 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
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

80 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,386 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 Remains of the Day by James Ivory( Visual )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of blind devotion and repressed love between a fanatically perfect butler and a high-spirited, strong-minded young housekeeper in the employ of a British lord who is unwittingly a Nazi dupe
Le divorce by Diane Johnson( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 998 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 )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in pre-World War I England, this film concerns the coming of age of two young men who meet at Cambridge and fall in love. Maurice and Clive struggle with the desires of their hearts and the rigid constraints of society
The white countess by James Ivory( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 885 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 726 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. 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 516 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member 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
The Bostonians by James Ivory( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876 Boston, the cause of female emancipation wrecks Verena Tarrant's relationship with the determined Basil Ransome
The Europeans by James Ivory( Visual )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2013 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film's inspiration lies behind the real-life adventures of Felicity Kendal's family as a travelling theatre troupe in India during the final days of English colonial rule. They try to uphold British tradition by staging Shakespeare plays, but are unable to compete with the wildly popular Bollywood film industry."
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story set in a small Southern town about plain Miss Amelia and her relationship with Marvin, her spurned husband, and with Lymon, a hunchbacked dwarf who charms his way into her life
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 296 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 258 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 )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 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
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 256 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
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 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseland by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three vignettes set in Manhattan's famous old ballroom, Roseland
The householder by James Ivory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 239 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
 
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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

אסמאעיל 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

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