50 Years of Merchant Ivory
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Introduction to 50 Years
of Merchant Ivory
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In 1961, producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory formed Merchant Ivory Productions, a film company that would become highly celebrated for its elegant literary adaptations, which were produced on modest budgets yet achieved grandeur through the pair's ingenuity and imagination. More...

Now Playing: The Show
Ben Mankiewicz on TCM's unprecedented 21-film salute to the celebrated Merchant-Ivory film partnership, Thursday's throughout the month. View the trailer

"The City of Your Final Destination" is as pure an example of the Merchant Ivory brand of upscale literary cinema as devotees of "Howards End," "A Room With a View" and "The Remains of the Day" could ask for. - Stephen Holden, New York Times

This movie is a triumph. - Rex Reed, New York Observer

James Ivory and cast make every scene flutter with feeling in this adaptation of Peter Cameron's 2002 novel, written for the screen by Ivory's collaborator-of-50-years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. - Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice


The City of Your Final Destination

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James Ivory in Conversation is an exclusive series of interviews with a director known for the international scope of his filmmaking on several continents. More...


My Passage From India
Ismail Merchant takes us on a guided tour of how a middle class Muslim boy from Bombay became an internationally acclaimed producer with a string of award winning films to his credit. More...