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Autobiography of a Princess

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Autobiography of a Princess represents the return to East Indian themes by the team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory after the unsuccessful Hollywood-based The Wild Party (1973). The basic Merchant/Ivory "props", including landed gentry, old folks taking unnatural interest in the goings-on of young folks, period costumes and reams of upper-class dialogue are here in abundance. The elderly character is James Mason, playing the former tutor of the father of Indian princess Mahur Jaffrey. For nearly an...more

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