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Where Are the Next Great Film Directors? - James Ivory

Complete video at: Director James Ivory says the current state of advanced cinematic technology would allow for creation of great films on par with the "great Russian novels." However, he recognizes no currently active directors with the potential to craft films of that caliber. ----- The film company Merchant Ivory Productions, founded in 1961 by Ivory, Merchant and Jhabvala, is best known for its period pieces and the range of locations in which its movies have been shot: Delhi, Bombay, and Benares; London, Paris and Florence; New York, New England and Texas. Merchant Ivory films have been praised for their visual beauty, mature and intelligent themes, and the shrewd casting and fine acting from which they derive their unique power. Ivory was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Direction for A Room with a View (1985), Howard's End (1992), and Remains of the Day (1993). He has also directed six different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Vanessa Redgrave, Denholm Elliot, Maggie Smith, Emma Thompson, Joanne Woodward and Anthony Hopkins. - Chautauqua Institution James Ivory is an award-winning American film director, best known for the results of his long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, which included both Indian-born producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Their films won six Academy Awards.
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