Ismail Merchant (Gujarati: ઈસ્માઈલ મર્ચન્ટ) (25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian-born film producer and director, best known for the results of his famously long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director (and Merchant's longtime professional and personal partner) James Ivory as well as screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards.
Merchant succeeded as an independent producer in Hollywood for more than 40 years. His strength lay in funding his projects, particularly in his ability to produce films for several million dollars less than those of his contemporaries.
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... "Cheek of the devil, charm of an angel Ismail Merchant, Producer, 1936–2005" (Obituary reprinted from Telegraph, London), in The Sydney Morning Herald, 2005-05-30, p ...
... for starring in many British and American films, notably Merchant Ivory productions run by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, such as Householder (1963), Shakespeare Wallah (1965) (opposite his sister-in-law ... James Ivory directed Shashi in the first Merchant Ivory production The Householder, then in Shakespeare-Wallah, Bombay Talkie and Heat and Dust ... Ismail Merchant directed Shashi Kapoor in "In Custody" Muhafiz (1994) ...
... Best Picture Year Name Film Status Milestone 1986 Ismail Merchant A Room with a View Nominated First Asian nominated for Best Picture 1989 A ... JFK Nominated Nominated with Oliver Stone 1992 Ismail Merchant Howards End Nominated 1993 Ismail Merchant The Remains of the Day Nominated Tied for third ...
... In 1963, Jhabvala was approached by filmmakers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant to write a screenplay of her 1960 novel The Householder ... The film, The Householder, was released by Merchant Ivory Productions in 1963 – this began a partnership that would produce over 20 films ... The next Merchant-Ivory project Shakespeare Wallah (1965), was a critical success, and it was followed by a number of other collaborations between the three ...
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“Bid her paint till day of doom,
To this favour she must come.
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The usurer exact by stealth,
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—Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)