Producer Ismail Merchant
died in May last year aged 68.
The final collaboration, ``The White Countess,'' between director James Ivory and his longtime partner, producer Ismail Merchant
, who died during post-production, falls somewhere in between.
In this final volume in his autobiographical trilogy on the British film industry (Rungs on a Ladder and A Take on British TV Drama), Neame shares insider observations on such stars as Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, and Ismail Merchant
Production house Merchant Ivory has won six Oscars since director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant
first met in New York in 1961.
When it came out it was a big success and the late, wonderful Ismail Merchant
contacted me in London.
, film producer; born December 5, 1936, died May 25, 2005
, who died yesterday aged 68, formed with James Ivory one of the most enduring partnerships in cinema history.
He and his partner, Indian producer Ismail Merchant
, formed Merchant Ivory Productions and established what many considered to be the gold standard in literate cinema.
The 26th Cairo International Film Festival, held last October, received a global boost with new president Cherif El-Shoubashy and dynamic jury chief Ismail Merchant
, whose many films as producer-director were highlighted.
Empezo en Paris, con James Ivory a la direccion, en una nueva produccion de la compania del director y el productor Ismail Merchant
, "Merchant-lvory Productions" ("A room with a view") .
Now, in a fit conclusion, come the most formidable period-picture hunters of all, the team of producer Ismail Merchant
, director James Ivory, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
As usual, the producer-director team of Ismail Merchant
and James Ivory, working again with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's adapting of Henry James' novel, maintain the highest production standards, take their audience to impressive European locations, and communicate a sense of refinement and assured elegance.