Surviving Picasso Script

Script by:Arianna Huffington (Novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Screenplay)
Directed by:James Ivory
Year:1996

Plot:The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.

Surviving Picasso (1996) Script

Script by:Arianna Huffington (Novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Screenplay)
Directed by:James Ivory
Year:1996

Plot:The passionate Merchant-Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty and move on with her life.
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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries Script

Script by:Kaylie Jones (Novel), James Ivory (Screenplay), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Screenplay)
Directed by:James Ivory
Year:1998

Plot:This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience health problems. Living in France with his wife, daughter, and an adopted son, the family travels an unconventional road which casts them as outsiders to others. Preaching a sexual freedom, his daughter's sexual discovery begins at an early age and betrays her when the family moves to Hanover in America. Her overt sexuality clashes with the values of her teenage American peers and gives her a problematic reputation. Meanwhile, her brooding brother copes with his own interior pain regarding his past, only comfortable communicating within the domestic space.
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Golden Bowl Script

Script by:Henry James (Novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Writer), Henry James (Writer)
Directed by:James Ivory
Year:2000

Plot:An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful American expatriate and an impoverished Italian aristocrat, are entangled with one another in a romantic intrigue of seduction and deceit.
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The Remains of the Day Script

Script by:Kazuo Ishiguro (Novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Screenplay)
Directed by:James Ivory
Year:1993

Plot:A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.
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