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Ismail [Ismail Merchant
] was very keen for us to do A Room with a View
(1985). We had paid for the rights and it was just sitting there. But Ruth [Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
] and I were working on another screenplay, a contemporary story, and I said, "Must we? I don't want to do another period film right now." Thank God we did! Because of that film a lot of opportunities were created in studios. They ...
From 1965 to 2005, he & his producer Ismail Merchant
enjoyed a collaboration that is probably unequaled in movie history for its success and consistency. In 1987, the pair's accomplishments were honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. premiere of Maurice
(1987), attended by scores of their devotees, including Christopher Reeve
, Sam Waterston
, Greta Scacchi
and even U.S. Senator Daniel