Film director James Ivory (b. 1928) visits Movies on the Radio to discuss his films and his collaborations with composer Richard Robbins. Merchant Ivory films such as A Room With a View, Howard's End, and The Remains of the Day have won many awards, and set the standard for thoughtful, emotional adaptations of classic and contemporary novels. Working with the team of producer Ismail Merchant, screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and composer Richard Robbins, plus many of cinema's greatest actors, Ivory has created unforgettable movies.
With host David Garland, Ivory discusses his desire to have the music for his films "ravish" the audience, the genesis of his collaborations, working with actors, his filmmaking plans for the future, and much more. Robbins' music for several Merchant Ivory films is heard. Unfortunately, composer Richard Robbins has Parkinson's disease, and is not able to participate in this conversation.
Richard Robbins - Maurice - The Moonlit Night (excerpt) - Angel
Richard Robbins - The Remains Of The Day - Opening Titles, Darlington Hall - Angel
Richard Robbins - Mr. And Mrs. Bridge - Closing Credits - RCA
Richard Robbins - A Room With A View - The Pensione Bertollini; Lucy, Charlotte And Miss Lavish See The City - Angel
Richard Robbins - Maurice - Prologue: The Lesson, The Moonlit Night - Angel
Richard Robbins - Howards End - Main Title - Angel
Richard Robbins - The White Countess - Jackson Says Goodnight - Cinemania
Richard Robbins - Heat and Dust - Opening Titles / Heat And Dust - Angel
Below: A Room with a View Trailer (warning: includes partial nudity)