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James Ivory: HOWARDS END Director Attends Academy Screening

James Ivory: 'Howards End' Academy screening

Directed by James Ivory, the 1992 Best Picture Academy Award nominee Howards End concluded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great to Be Nominated” movie series this year. The Howards End screening took place on Monday, August 20, 2007, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. After the movie was shown, Ivory took part in an onstage discussion with Academy Director of Special Projects Randy Haberkamp.

Howards End stars Best Actress Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Vanessa Redgrave, James Wilby, Helena Bonham Carter, Samuel West, and Jemma Redgrave. Frequent James Ivory collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala adapted E.M. Forster's novel. Another frequent Ivory collaborator, Ismail Merchant, who also happened to be the director's off-screen companion, produced the period drama.

James Ivory movies

Besides Howards End, other notable James Ivory movies include The Europeans (1979), based on a Henry James novel, and featuring Lee Remick, Tim Woodward, Wesley Addy, and Robin Ellis; Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980), with veteran Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, and Tim Choate; Quartet (1981), from Jean Rhy's novel, and starring Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Alan Bates, and Anthony Higgins; and Heat and Dust (1983), from a novel by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and starring Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, and Christopher Cazenove. Jhabvala adapted for the screen all of the aforementioned titles.

More notable James Ivory movies: The Bostonians (1984), another Henry James adaptation, starring Best Actress Oscar nominee Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, and Jessica Tandy; A Room with a View (1986), another E.M. Forster adaptation, featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Denholm Elliott, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Rupert Graves; Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990), from books by Evan S. Connell, and starring Paul Newman and Best Actress Oscar nominee Joanne Woodward; and The Remains of the Day (1993), from a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, and starring Oscar nominees Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, in addition to Christopher Reeve and James Fox. Once again, those were all Ruth Prawer Jhabvala adaptations.

James Ivory photo: © A.M.P.A.S.

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2 Comments to James Ivory: HOWARDS END Director Attends Academy Screening

  1. Charles W.

    James Ivory is a great director. I totally agree. I've loved just about every single one of his movies.
    Thank you, Mr. Ivory!

  2. James

    I love “Howard's End.” Thank you for posting this photo of James Ivory who I think is one of the best directors of the 80s and 90s.