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James Ivory

Director, Actor

Householder, TheHouseholder, The (1963)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote
A young Indian newlywed is ill–prepared for marriage to his charming but independent wife and seeks advice from his tyrannical mother, a…
Shakespeare WallahShakespeare Wallah (1965)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendall, Madhur Jaffrey
The first major film from the Merchant–Ivory collaboration, this elegaic drama follows the progress of an English theatre troupe through India…
Bombay TalkieBombay Talkie (1970)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Zia Mohyeddin
Probably the most visually distinguished Merchant–Ivory film, this semi–satiric swirl through the 'Bollywood' film industry works as both…
SavagesSavages (1972)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Sam Waterston, Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine
Merchant Ivory's most unexpected film is an allegorical story of a primitive jungle tribe who are interrupted, mid human–sacrifice, by a…
RoselandRoseland (1977)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Geraldine Chaplin
Three separate but interlocking stories set in New York's famed dance palace, about people trying to essentially, 'find the right dance partner'.…
Europeans, TheEuropeans, The (1979)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Lee Remick, Wesley Addy, Lisa Eichhorn
Possibly the best of the early Merchant–Ivory productions develops Henry James' novel of 19th century New England into a subtle study of family…
Jane Austen in ManhattanJane Austen in Manhattan (1980)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, MIchael Wager
Delightful Merchant Ivory production has two rival theatre companies dueling over the right to produce a recently discovered Jane Austen manuscript.…
Heat and DustHeat and Dust (1982)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi
Sophisticated soap opera follows the escapades of two Englishwomen, two generations apart, who both succumb to the seductive mysticism of India.
Bostonians, TheBostonians, The (1984)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Tandy
Set in post–Civil War Boston, this slow, though beautifully shot drama is a sturdy version of Henry James' famous novel. Concerning the…
Room with a View, ARoom with a View, A (1985)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denholm Elliott
One of the better Merchant–Ivorys, this light–toned adaptation of E. M. Forster's novel sets an array of well–to–do English…
MauriceMaurice (1987) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Rupert Graves
In the face of Edwardian attitudes and noble breeding, two young Englishmen comes to terms with their homosexuality. From E.M. Forster's novel.
Slaves of New YorkSlaves of New York (1989)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Bernadette Peters, Chris Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt
Screen adaptation of Tama Janowitz' cult novel about the pretensions and perversions of fashionable New Yorkers. Stars Bernadette Peters.
Mr. and Mrs. BridgeMr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward
A Merchant–Ivory production with real–life partners Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward as a straight–laced couple who devote their…
Howards EndHowards End (1992) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter
Merchant/Ivory's E.M. Forster adaptation is so exquisite it pales their previous efforts. Forster's usual themes of class injustice and emotional…
Remains of the DayRemains of the Day (1993) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve
Note–perfect adaptation of the Booker–winning novel plays out its key themes of duty and betrayal, love and loss with effortless class,…
Jefferson in ParisJefferson in Paris (1995)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Thandie Newton
Thomas Jefferson's sabbatical in revolutionary Paris with Nick Nolte in the central role. Merchant Ivory's period detail is of course faultless, but…
Surviving PicassoSurviving Picasso (1997)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore
Anthony Hopkins acts his beret off in this portrait of the insatiable, cantankerous Spanish genius and the trail of emotional devastation he left…
A Soldier's Daughter Never CriesA Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski, Barbara Hershey
Merchant/Ivory make one of their rare ventures into recent history, with a surprisingly eloquent depiction of an expatriate American family stoically…
Golden Bowl, TheGolden Bowl, The (2000)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale
Ambitious adaptation of Henry James’ most complex novel, Merchant–Ivory recruiting Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale and Jeremy…
Le DivorceLe Divorce (2003)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Leslie Caron
Neither romantic escapism nor French farce American–style, this comedy from ‘prestige’ partnership Merchant–Ivory can’t find shape…
White Countess, TheWhite Countess, The (2005)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave
Set in the tumult of 1930s Shanghai, when China was threatened with Japanese invasion, this final Merchant–Ivory production (producer Ismail…
City Of Your Final Destination, TheCity Of Your Final Destination, The (2009)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Beautifully shot Merchant Ivory film about a doctoral student who travels to Uruguay in an attempt to win over the dysfunctional family of Latin…

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