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Hurt, John 1940-

Overview
Works: 866 works in 2,465 publications in 9 languages and 80,679 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Spy television programs  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Commentator, Interviewee, Contributor, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Achinese and held by 3,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 3,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiana Jones tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful Soviet agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator, and, teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy embarks on an adventure into the jungles of Peru
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him
V for vendetta by James McTeigue ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
Contact by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway (Foster) receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by Daniel Radcliffe ( Visual )
19 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family
Alien by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Ultimately, only Ripley is left to fight for her survival and all mankind's
The elephant man by David Lynch ( Visual )
88 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man", when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of retirement to expose the potential mole, master spy George Smiley is the only one who can be trusted to expose one of their own. Or can he? As the emotional and physical tolls mount on the high-ranking suspects, Smiley will be forced into the ultimate international spy game where everyone's motives are in question
Hellboy by Guillermo del Toro ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1940s, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin, who has used his occult powers to summon up a demon from the depths of Hell. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom. Under Broom's care, Hellboy develops the desire to do good. Sixty years later he takes action as part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapian, an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Hellboy finds himself facing the powerful Rasputin determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness
Melancholia by Lars von Trier ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgåard) celebrate their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine's sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth threatening the very existence of humankind"--Container
Rob Roy by Michael Caton-Jones ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose to provide for his clan. When Montrose's evil henchmen conspire to take the wealth for themselves, they thrust Rob into the most challenging battle of his life." -- Container
Immortals ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion ... threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon - the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth. But Theseus..., a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion's brutal rampage. With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra..., Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors in a desperate fight for the future of mankind"--Container
Nineteen eighty-four by Michael Radford ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love,' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts ... and crush his soul"--Container
Hellboy II the golden army ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It's up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness
The skeleton key ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Caroline Ellis takes a job as a hospice worker in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure, and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening, and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina by H. C Andersen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thumbelina's adventures begin when she is kidnapped by Mother Toad to be a bride for her son Herman. Escaping on a lily pad, she is befriended by Mr. Fieldmouse and Mortimer Mole, aided by a friendly swallow and ultimately reunited with her mother
Midnight express by Alan Parker ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
 
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Alternative Names
Hurt, John
Hurt, John Vincent.
Languages
English (515)
French (19)
German (10)
Italian (5)
Spanish (4)
Achinese (1)
Chinese (1)
Arabic (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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