Monday, April 17

Frock Flicks Guide to Merchant-Ivory Historical Films

"In the frock flicks pantheon, few lights shine brighter than the films of Merchant Ivory Productions. Typified by A Room With a View, these historical costume movies were often adaptions of Edwardian novels, showcasing some kind of disillusionment with love and/or society. Their heyday for frock flicks was about 1985 to 1995, although the pair of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory made films together starting in 1963, with their frequent collaborator, screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. ... While the company made nearly 50 films, not all of them qualify as historical costume movies for our purposes. But plenty do, so it’s time to collect them all together in the ultimate guide to Merchant-Ivory films right here. ..."
Frock Flicks (Video)
The Film Comment Podcast: Merchant-Ivory and Howards End (Video)
W - Merchant Ivory Productions
Vanity Fair: Take a Journey to the Past with Merchant Ivory Mastermind James Ivory