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Robbins, Richard 1940-2012

Works: 121 works in 468 publications in 7 languages and 8,354 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Motion pictures  Romance films  Comedy films  Love stories  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Lyricist, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A room with a view by James Ivory ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member 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 by James Ivory ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,449 WorldCat member 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
Maurice by James Ivory ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 621 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
Heat and dust by James Ivory ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 415 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 )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Olive ... a militant ... suffragette takes on the education of Verena ... a brilliantly gifted but naive young girl. ... Olive wants to mold and use this gift for the feminist cause. But Verena is also loved by Basil Ransom ... an impecunious young lawyer ... with views strenuously opposed to the Boston feminists .... The contest is met between Basil and Olive. The prize: possession of Verena."--External container
The Europeans by James Ivory ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the countryside of New England around Boston in the 1850's. In order to improve their flagging fortunes, the fortune-hunting Eugenia and her brother, Felix, arrive from Europe to seek out their wealthy American cousins, the Wentworths. A tale of European ingenuity versus American experience
Place Vendôme by Nicole Garcia ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derrière les somptueuses vitrines de la place Vendôme, un drame : Vincent Malivert, directeur d'une joaillerie de prestige, vient de mourir dans d'étranges circonstances. Accident, suicides, assassinat ? Marianne sa femme est brisée, rongée par l'alcool et la dépression depuis des années. Elle découvre dans le coffre secret de son mari sept magnifiques diamants. Des gens sont prêts à tout pour les retrouver
Le divorce by James Ivory ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Isabel Walker receives word that her pregnant stepsister Roxy has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand, Isabel travels to Paris to offer her help and moral support. Together, the two young women hit the party scene, living it up with the locals and American expatriates. Eventually, Isabel unexpectedly begins an affair with a septuagenarian Frenchman
Jefferson in Paris by James Ivory ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 282 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
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 282 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 260 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
Quartet by James Ivory ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and French and held by 259 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
Jane Austen in Manhattan by James Ivory ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rival theater companies compete to produce their own unique versions of Jane Austen's childhood play, 'Sir Charles Grandison'. George Midash buys the plays manuscript at Sotheby's for Pierre, the head of the avant-garde theater troupe. Another troupe, headed by the traditional Lilianna Zorska, strives to produce their own version of the play. In her first role, a young actress is manipulated by Pierre to join his company. When Lilianna decides to match wits with Pierre, events begin to mirror those that occur within the play itself
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
The perfect murder by H. R. F Keating ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspector Ghote of the Bombay police pursues his most perplexing case: a savage attack has been perpetuated on a rich industrialist's private secretary. With the help of a visiting Swedish criminologist, Ghote edges closer to the truth and soon discovers he may not be dealing with murder at all, but something far more complex and profitable
A room with a view original music composed by Richard Robbins by Richard Robbins ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howards End original soundtrack recording by Richard Robbins ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The golden bowl by James Ivory ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 137 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
The remains of the day by Richard Robbins ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music from the motion picture
Jefferson in Paris original film soundtrack ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Robbins, Richard Stephen 1940-2012