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Merchant and Ivory (Ismail and James)
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    (1961- )
    Ismail Merchant (December 25, 1936-May 25, 2005) - Birth name is Ismail Noormohamed Abdul Rehman
    James Ivory (June 7, 1928- ) - Director - Born in Berkeley, California
    Produced and directed 'The Europeans (1979),' 'Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980),' 'Quartet (1981),' 'Heat and Dust (1983),' 'The Bostonians (1984),' 'A Room with a View (1985),' 'Maurice (1987),' 'Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990),' 'Howard's End (1992),' 'The Remains of the Day (1993),' 'Jefferson in Paris (1995),' 'Surviving Picasso (1996)' and 'The Golden Bowl (2000)'
    They are thought of as consummately British film makers, even though Merchant is from India, Ivory is from the U.S., and they both live in New York City.
    Many people find their films fussy, stuffy and boring.
    One critic said their movies never come to life because 'the film makers are obviously preoccupied with the drapes.'
    Even though the same screenwriter, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, writes every script, Merchant and Ivory usually get all the credit.
    It's rumored they bicker constantly about the content and financing of their films.
    They have a large cult following of Anglophiles and gays.
    Merchant is an accomplished chef who has published a cookbook.
    While shooting on location, Merchant personally prepares a huge meal for the cast and crew.
    They have worked with some of the greatest modern British actors.
    Though they are primarily known for their British period dramas; they also made several quality films about India in the 1960's and 1970's.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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