Friday, January 20 2006
The final Merchant/Ivory collaboration is set in 1936 Shanghai and revisits the filmmakers' usual concerns -- loss, desire, and nostalgia for a moment that never quite existed.
Tuesday, September 2 2003
The Europeans revisits the usual Merchant Ivory themes, most notably, culture clashes and individual desires to 'connect'.
Thursday, August 7 2003
Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Adam (Nick Nolte) is introduced on screen with the title, 'America's First Billionaire' (this is the level of overstatement to which the film resorts repeatedly, not trusting its audience to follow even the simplest plot points).