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Merchant, Ismail

Overview
Works: 172 works in 747 publications in 6 languages and 19,797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Historical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Melodrama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Production personnel, pmn, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Performer, Collector, Conceptor, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

61 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,534 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 )

77 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,380 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 )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,155 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
Le divorce by Diane Johnson( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 996 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 )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 919 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 2006 in English and German and held by 878 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 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900's, Maggie is the daughter of American tycoon Adam Verver, who marries an impovished 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
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 517 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory( Visual )

26 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 517 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 )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 441 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 )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 354 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
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 352 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 ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 321 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 James Ivory( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frail, desperate Marya Celli's status as a thoughtless sweet young thing changes when her husband is jailed for possessing stolen artifacts and she is cast adrift among the amoral denizens of cafe society in Paris in the 1920's
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 259 WorldCat member 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
Bombay talkie by James Ivory( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama. An affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood)
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the Centennial of the Lumière Brothers' first motion picture, leading international filmmakers created their own one minute Lumière Film, using the restored original camera
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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roseland by James Ivory( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 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