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[1984 interview] The first book she gave me to read was "The Europeans"; then I went through them all. But it's very hard to get financing for a Henry James
story. I spent many years trying with The Europeans
(1979) and finally got the money from Britain. And the same with this one: a little American money, but, again, the English came up with most of it. Henry James just isn't box office here, ...
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