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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....
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...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday September 20, 1996 As an artist and a personality, Pablo Picasso resembled the Hindu god Shiva, "the destroyer of worlds," intent on outraging orthodoxy and defying tradition whenever possible. So it's ironic and even amusing to watch as...
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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday March 31, 1995 Thomas Jefferson's idea of having fun in Paris was knocking down the walls of his house and putting up new ones. He enjoyed spending his evenings reading thick books and making multiple copies of his diary with the aid of a...
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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TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday March 17, 2000 "Cotton Mary," which takes us to the Malabar Coast in South India in 1954, is the third feature in the last seven years to be directed by Ismail Merchant, the producing half of the distinguished filmmaking team he formed with...
Times Staff WriterFor some, Paris is Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe — an embarrassment of touristic riches interspersed with strings of baffling words and encounters with equally baffling food and wine. Of course, it's possible to get past...
Tribune movie reporterThe sequels and franchise flicks scored big last summer, so what do we get? More of the same this year. Check out the titles, and you might conclude that this is the year of the colon. But don't be fooled by the amount of noise generated by the highest-...
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