James Ivory

Neglected Films No.4: “Savages”

Here’s a really lost movie. I remember seeing it at the Curzon Mayfair and being unable to get it out of my head for ages, even though it didn’t seem to make a shred of sense to me at the time. What I didn’t realise then is that it was in part an homage to […]

Directors 3: James Ivory

The most English of all directors is, paradoxically, a gay Californian whose producer-partner was Indian, and whose screenwriter of thirty years, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, is German-Indian. James Ivory has been repeatedly criticised in England for being too genteel, too safe, too ‘Laura Ashley’. One could read these attacks as being partially homophobic, in the same […]