Ivory VH Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with James Ivory

Interviewed by: Raymond De Felitta

As a child James Ivory became interested in cinema after seeing films such as Gunga Din and Gone With the Wind becoming particularly fascinated by the elaborate sets, leading him to want to pursue a career as a set designer.

James Ivory recounts his feelings about Room With A View and why he cast Daniel Day-Lewis, despite his lavender hair.

Ivory explains how cheering up director George Cukor helped him to gain DGA membership.

He descibes the best and worst parts of directing and his long collaboration with writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and producer Ismail Merchant.