The Proprietor: The Screenplay and the Story Behind the Film

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This is Ismail Merchant's account of the making of the film, "The Proprietor". It was his first feature film as a director in the English language. The well-crafted screenplay was developed from a number of circumstances - a meeting with Jeanne Moreau, an apartment in Paris, the french property auction tradition, amongst others - which are all detailed in this story. There are humorous details, such as how Ismail Merchant impersonated the Maharaja of Jodhpur to inveigle his way into a hotel, and how he used the Cannes Film ...

The Proprietor: The Screenplay and the Story Behind the Film 1999, Newmarket Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781557043061

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The "Proprietor": The Screenplay and the Story Behind the Film 1996, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747529057

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