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James Ivory

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Tuesday, March 9 2010

Howards End

Featuring breathtaking imagery to match a surprisingly compelling narrative, the message of Howards End is as applicable now as it was then: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, and those in power are clearly to blame.


Thursday, January 19 2006

The White Countess (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.


Monday, September 1 2003

The Europeans (1979)

The Europeans revisits the usual Merchant Ivory themes, most notably, culture clashes and individual desires to 'connect'.


Wednesday, August 6 2003

Le Divorce (2003)

Like previous Merchant-Ivory productions, Le Divorce concerns culture clashes, disruptive expatriates, and squabbles over stuff.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Golden Bowl (2000)

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).


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