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May 25, 2005


Thanks, James.

There's life beyond the nuclear option. ;-)

Yeah, nice to think about actual human beings for a change, after losing our minds trying to fathom these human statues in the Senate for a week! Blessed relief, James.

Have things changed that little in a hundred years?

Yes, people don't have to furtively read unabashed statments of who they are and who they love like this brilliant post. They can read it out in the open.


Damn. James, that was really good.

AP hasn't got a clue. But at least Merchant got a wonderful eulogy from you, James. I would never have known.

Thanks, guys. I worried it was too thin or pointless. I was thinking of writing something about the APA and gay marriage, or Scott Bloch, but this just flew off my keyboard for some reason.

Excellent post. We just got back from "Revenge of the Sith" :)

It really was great on a number of levels. One, it was a great eye opener. "Oh, yeah. That ain't right." And on another, a substantive bit of decoding. This "unmarried and had no children" thing is every bit as much a code phrase as "moral values," or for that matter, "Zionist." But it's genteel code, used by mainstream outlets that would probably be quite shocked to realize they've been perpetuating bigotry.

"After all, it is true," they'd likely say in their defense. But that's why they make you swear to tell "the whole truth," when such stuff really counts.

This post is anything but thin and pointless, it it totally relevant and beautifully written. much. I am so glad Maurice reached you through his work, and lovingly brought you home to yourself. This "unmarried" but very much permanently partnered gay grandmother thanks you for writing this, and telling me about this special man.

Truly a beautiful post. Only someone who shares a major characteristic that makes them nearly always an outsider can appreciate the anguish of which you write. It is the little things, never quite being taken seriously. Like having to sit at the "second table" when the spouses of the brides' other siblings (and your partner) are at the main table.

At that particular wedding on the other side of the country the only thing my partner's non-immediate family and their friends asked her was if she was married. They were uninterested in her very significant work or anything else about her life. That seemed to be a kind of great divide.

And that gets to the heart of why some people see such a threat in gay marriage. By putting more people on the other side of that great divide, it somehow diminishes their own status, makes them less special. Why it should be seen as a zero-sum game is beyond me, though.

You might want to check out the obituary in today's LA Times (www.latimes.com) which calls Ivory Merchant's "life partner" and ends by noting that "in addition to Ivory, he is survived by..."

But of course, here in L.A., knowledge of Ismail Merchant has been long known among the movie community.

He may have inspired you with his sexuality and willingness to express it positively (a good thing), he also inspired many of us in independent film by his work and his constant efforts to support other independent film-making over the years.

In addition to all these other good things about Ismail Merchant, one could do far worse than to pick up his cookbook, "The New Indian Cuisine for Fearless Cooks and Adventurous Eaters," which can definitely change your mind about Indian good (it did change mine).

My point is that he really was a "Renaissance man" in the vrey best sense of the word - and certainly in *all* ways.

TC: Thanks for the extra information about Merchant. As you say, he was a Renaissance man, and one of the aspects of a Renaissance man was to exude virtu, or virtue. While certainly a bit different than what Machiavelli and the Republicans had in mind, it's clear from your testimonial, combined with his art, that he was a virtuous man.

Maybe I'm just dense about some things, but I never put it together that the Merchant-Ivory partnership extended beyond their art. Knowing what you and James have told us, it's clear that their partnership was one of the great partnerships in the history of cinema.

Maybe I'm just dense about some things, but I never put it together that the Merchant-Ivory partnership extended beyond their art.

Me neither. I just enjoyed the movies.

Thank you for this post. Beautiful and then insightful.

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