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For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a novelist and screenwriter whose long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions yielded two Academy Awards for her work on the films “A Room With a View” and “Howards End,” has died. She was 85....
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
The L.A. Times is expanding its events for movie lovers with a new, free Indie Focus Screening Series at the Laemmle NoHo 7 theaters starting Aug. 22 with “Robot & Frank.” Starring Oscar nominee Frank Langella as an aging jewel thief who...
Culture Monster"A Room With a View," a musical adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1908 novel, has its world premiere at the Old Globe....
Company TownProducer Jerry Bruckheimer had never been to a fan boy convention before. But, suddenly last month he found himself the center of attention at Wonder-Con in San Franciso's Moscone Center, where nearly 5,000 comic book aficionados waited in long lines........
Show TrackerLetâs get it out of the way quickly. The answer to the question we all want to ask is: âI canât. Iâm sorry about that. This is âLost.â I would tell you, but I canât.â Is Dogen really dead? Of......
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelThat label “Merchant/Ivory” still has some cachet, years after the death ofÂ the producer third of the team of director James Ivory, screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and producer Ismail Merchant. Ivory, the director, is 82, and writer...
Courant Staff WriterPaul Newman may be a beloved movie icon to those of us older than, say, 40. But many of the nation's younger moviegoers may have seen only one Newman movie in their lives: "Cars," in which he provides the voice to the old racer Doc Hudson. They don't...
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) A great cinematic partnership reaches its final chapter in "The White Countess" -- the last of the collaborations between director James Ivory and his late producer Ismail Merchant -- and, for me, it ends on a very high note,...
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Times Staff WriterDirected by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant and finished shortly before Merchant's death in May, "The White Countess" marks the final work in a collaboration that spanned 40 years. The screenplay was written by novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, whose...
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FOR THE TIMESFriday August 27, 1999 Those austere, handsomely mounted Edwardian-era films with their green lawns, golden skies and repressed emotions--yes, I'm a little sick of them, too. Why has it taken so long for a movie like "Stiff Upper Lips" to get made?...
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