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James Ivory

Autor(a) de A Room with a View [1985 film]

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Obras por James Ivory

A Room with a View [1985 film] (1985) — Director — 248 exemplares
Call Me By Your Name [2017 film] (2018) — Screenwriter — 212 exemplares
The Remains of the Day [1993 film] (1993) — Director — 178 exemplares
Howards End [1992 film] (1992) — Director — 138 exemplares
Maurice [1987 film] (1987) — Director — 120 exemplares
The White Countess [2005 film] (2005) — Director — 54 exemplares
Le Divorce [2003 film] (2003) — Director — 49 exemplares
Solid Ivory (2021) 47 exemplares
Heat and Dust [1983 film] (2003) — Director — 21 exemplares
The Bostonians [1984 film] (2003) — Director — 20 exemplares
The Golden Bowl [2000 film] (2000) 19 exemplares
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge [1990 film] (1990) — Director — 17 exemplares
Sense and Sensibility / The Remains of the Day (2008) — Director — 14 exemplares
Jefferson in Paris [1995 film] (1995) 14 exemplares
Lumière & Company [1995 film] (1995) — Director — 10 exemplares
Shakespeare Wallah [1965 film] (2004) — Director/Screenwriter — 10 exemplares
Slaves of New York [1989 film] (2005) — Director — 9 exemplares
Quartet [1981 film] (1981) 9 exemplares
Bombay Talkie [1970 film] (1970) — Director — 8 exemplares
Jane Austen In Manhattan [1980 film] (1980) — Director — 8 exemplares
The City of Your Final Destination [2009 film] (2010) — Director — 7 exemplares
Surviving Picasso [1996 film] (2011) — Director — 7 exemplares
Savages / Shakespeare Wallah (1973) 7 exemplares
The Europeans [1979 film] (2003) 5 exemplares
Savages [1972 film] (2004) 3 exemplares
Cotton Mary [1999 film] (2000) — Director — 2 exemplares
A Room With A View / The Ipcress File — Director — 2 exemplares
The Householder [1962 film] (2004) 1 exemplar
The Guru — Director — 1 exemplar
Quartet 1 exemplar
Roseland [1977 film] — Director — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Howards End (1910) — Introdução, algumas edições8,827 exemplares
Ismail Merchant's Indian Cuisine (1986) — Some friends comment, algumas edições47 exemplares
Vivre à Venise (2014) — Prefácio, algumas edições2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I had not previously seen this Merchant Ivory costume drama although it was made over 30 years ago. Nor have I read the Forster novel upon which it is based, so I can say nothing about how well the film encapsulates the book. But on its own terms at least there is much to admire about the film. It is rather like a beautifully-made watch. Everything works – the direction and cinematopgraphy are perfect, the casting is spot-on, not just for the lead roles but for supporting parts as well, the locations are lush but seem perfectly natural for the story.

This was a fairly brave film to make in the 1980s, when public sentiment towards male homosexuality had turned negative again in the wake of the AIDs crisis.

So there are many things to commend. However, for me there are two glaring problems. And I cannot say whether these arise from the film or the original text. The first is that the relationship between Maurice and Scudder seems so unlikely. Not because it is between two men but because they are so incompatible in every way except lust. Scudder is portrayed as a nasty amoral little man, the very opposite of Maurice.

Secondly, although the film ends romantically with Maurice and Scudder holed up in the boathouse making love by firelight, a none too subtle contrast with the (presumed) unsatisfactory marriage of Durham and Anne, that totally avoid the questions which Duham has posed earlier in the film – how are two men in such a relationship to actually live together in that world, a world which has rejected them socially and legally? Maurice proclaims that he is an outlaw, and that is precisely what he is getting into; but the implications of that are never shown. The problems would be compounded by the incompatibility already mentioned. It's difficult to avoid comparisons with the ending of the same team's film of Forster's 'A Room With A View', where a couple also defy convention – but where the same societal problems will never arise in such an overwhelming way, especially as the male hero of that is far less dependent anyway on society's approval for practical things like money. Maybe at the end of the day the difference is the point; but it would have been braver still to have confronted these issues head on.
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ponsonby | 1 outra crítica | Jun 10, 2023 |
Les doutes et les tourments du majordome d'une grande famille anglaise qui, en 1956, après trente années de parfait service, se demande s'il n'a pas gaspillé sa vie. (Fonte: retro del dvd )
MemorialeSardoShoah | 2 outras críticas | Sep 1, 2022 |
I loved this film when I saw it in the cinema, and very much enjoy re-watching it on DVD. Set in the early part of the 20th century, based on a book by EM Forster, it is set in both Italy and the UK, with gorgeous scenery. A comedy of manners with one or two places where I laughed aloud, an education in art, and also a love story.

An all-star cast with Helena Bonham-Carter as the young Lucy, accompanied by her older cousin Charlotte, played brilliantly by Maggie Smith. An excellent production which won well deserved Oscars.

Rated PG although 12 would probably be more appropriate, but unlikely to appeal to young children anyway.

Longer review here: https://suesdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2021/09/room-with-view-helena-bonham-carter....
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SueinCyprus | Sep 8, 2021 |
Compilation de films très courts (de 52 secondes au plus) commandées en 1995 à une quarantaine de réalisateurs du monde entier, en hommage à la naissance du cinéma. L'intérêt et la qualité des films sont TRES inégaux et on est franchement surpris (et déçus) de la piètre qualité de certains.
Une curiosité, sans plus.
biche1968 | Mar 1, 2021 |



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