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James Ivory

The main part of his few movies were filmed in the quarter of a century in which he worked closely together with the Indian producer Ismail Merchant and the German writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. His first films are all set in India and are very much influenced by the style of Satyajit Ray and Jean Renoir. After this period, he filmed three stories ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003 Le divorce
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary) (segment "Merchant Ivory/Paris")
 1992 Howards End
 1987 Maurice
 1983 Heat and Dust
 1981 Quartet
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979)
 1979 The Europeans
 1977 Roseland
 1972 Savages
 1970 Bombay Talkie
 1969 The Guru
 1964 The Delhi Way (Documentary)
 1959 The Sword and the Flute (Short documentary)
 1957 Venice: Themes and Variations (Documentary short)
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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 (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 couldn't ... See more »


Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1993. See more »

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