Thursday, March 30, 2006
Merchant-Ivory -- Just Good Friends?
A BBC story on the release of the last film made by the legendary team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory. They'd been discretely out as a couple in the media during their career, though the pair had split up personally in the last years of Merchant's life. So how sad that it refers to Ivory talking about his "late colleague." Is that how you refer to your ex-wife or ex-husband? They were together for decades and remained close professionally after that. Making it sound as if they were nothing more than business partners is depressing.