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Acclaimed filmmaker Ismail Merchant, who created Merchant-Ivory Productions with partner James Ivory and produced such highbrow movies as A Room with a View and Howards End, died Wednesday at a London hospital. He was 68.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Ismail Merchant, who created Merchant-Ivory Productions with partner James Ivory and produced such highbrow movies as A Room with a View and Howards End, died Wednesday at a London hospital. He was 68.