Solid Ivory

Solid Ivory

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In ‘Solid Ivory,’ Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Ivory, a partner in the legendary Merchant Ivory Productions and director of ‘A Room with a View’, ‘Howards End’, ‘Maurice’, and ‘The Remains of the Day’, tells stories from the remarkable life and career of one of the most influential directors of his time into a carefully crafted mosaic of memories, portraits, and reflections. At times, they touch on his love affairs as he looks back coolly, and with unexpected frankness. From first meeting his long-time collaborator and life partner Ismail Merchant at the Indian Consulate in New York to winning an Academy Award at 89 for ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Ivory writes with invariable fluency, wit and perception about what made him who he is and how he made the movies for which he is known and loved. ‘Solid Ivory’ is an utterly winning portrait of an extraordinary life told by an unmatched storyteller.

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In Solid Ivory, a carefully crafted mosaic of memories, portraits, and reflections, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Ivory, a partner in the legendary Merchant Ivory Productions and the director of A Room with a View, Howards End, Maurice, and The Remains of the Day, tells stories from his remarkable life and career as one of the most influential directors of his time. At times, he touches on his love affairs, looking back coolly and with unexpected frankness.

From first meeting his collaborator and life partner, Ismail Merchant, at the Indian Consulate in New York to winning an Academy Award at age eighty-nine for Call Me by Your Name; from seeing his first film at age five in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to memories of Satyajit Ray, Jean Renoir, The New Yorker magazine's film critic Pauline Kael (his longtime enemy), Vanessa Redgrave, J.D. Salinger, George Cukor, Kenneth Clark, Bruce Chatwin, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and Merchant, Ivory writes with invariable fluency, wit, and perception about what made him who he is and how he made the movies for which he is known and loved.

Solid Ivory, edited by Peter Cameron, is an utterly winning portrait of an extraordinary life told by an unmatched storyteller.

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Weight0.82 kg
Dimensions23.8 × 16 × 3.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

416

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

791.430233092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K