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Merchant, Ismail

Works: 169 works in 601 publications in 6 languages and 18,322 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Interviews  Biography  Domestic fiction  Romance films  Love stories  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Director, Scenarist, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Performer, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ismail Merchant
Howards End by James Ivory ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,655 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 )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 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
A room with a view by James Ivory ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,077 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
Le divorce by James Ivory ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,011 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 )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 983 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 golden bowl by James Ivory ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and French and held by 749 WorldCat member 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 by James Ivory ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 557 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 3 languages and held by 555 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 )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1876 Boston, the cause of female emancipation wrecks Verena Tarrant's relationship with the determined Basil Ransome
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 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 )
13 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 352 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
Quartet by James Ivory ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1927 Paris, a young woman whose husband is in jail becomes involved with a married man whose wife insists on maintaining a façade of respectability
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 304 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
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 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 273 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 )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A troubled romance laced with barbed wit and pointed melodrama. An affectionate view of the Indian film industry (aka Bollywood)
Roseland by James Ivory ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member 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
The householder by James Ivory ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 248 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
In custody ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Hindi and English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nur is considered the greatest living Urdu poet and Deven hopes to rekindle interest in the language by recording Nur reciting his magical verse. But multiple problems block Deven's path, the greatest being Nur's two shrewish wives, his love of drink, and the vastly bloated poet himself. Deven's monstrous task quickly turns into a cultural odyssey that follows a humorous path to an unexpected conclusion
Lumière et compagnie Lumière & company ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 234 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
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Alternative Names
Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul
Rehman, Ismail Noormohamed Abdul 1936-2005
English (339)
Spanish (10)
Hindi (7)
Italian (5)
German (3)
French (2)