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Meillon, John

Overview
Works: 79 works in 171 publications in 5 languages and 2,970 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Meillon
Crocodile Dundee by Peter Faiman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick about how he survived and learns more about the crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick finds the culture and life in New York City a lot different than his home and he finds himself falling in love with Sue
Crocodile Dundee II by John Cornell( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targeted by New York drug dealers, the eccentric Australian Dundee evens the fighting odds by taking the confrontation to the Down Under Outback
Ride a wild pony( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Australian ranch owner's gift of a wild pony means young Scotty can finally ride the seven miles to and from school. But the pony gets away and is sheltered as unclaimed by a young girl who cannot walk. The treasured pony means freedom to both children, but can only belong to one
The sundowners by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple in Australia find themselves at odds when the wife wants to settle down on a farm of their own, but the husband finds settling down more than his untethered spirit can bear
The cars that ate Paris by Peter Weir( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy about an Australian town that survives by deliberately contriving car accidents and selling the parts
King Solomon's mines( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the northwest of the Mashu-Kolombi country of Central Africa, two adventurers find danger as they search for the ancient treasure left by King Solomon. This novel of H. Rider Haggard is set in the heart of unexplored Africa where Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good, and their guide, Quatermain, risk their lives to discover if the king did indeed bury his riches deep inside the legendary mountain
Crocodile Dundee Crocodile Dundee II ; Crododile Dundee in Los Angeles( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three films with the hero from the land Down Under. In the first film, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is a free spirited crocodile hunting Australian who follows a beautiful reporter to New York and shakes the Big Apple to its core. In Crocodile Dundee II, Dundee and his girfriend, the reporter are targeted by a gang of ruthless drug dealers. To even the odds, Dundee leads the big-city hoods into the treacherous Australian outback. In Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Dundee suspects foul play at a movie studio and uses his Outback smarts to bring the bad guys to justice
Walkabout by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux adolescents, abandonnés dans le désert australien par leur père suicidaire, rencontrent un "Walkabout", jeune aborigène en plein rite d'initiation ... Un film simple, humaniste et élégiaque
The cars that ate Paris the plumber( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cars that ate Paris - the inhabitants of a quiet country town lure unsuspecting motorists to their deaths and live off the remains of the wrecks. Arthur Waldo survives a car crash that kills his brother and is taken in by the town of Paris. The plumber - one morning there is an unexpected knock on the door and Jill Cooper opens it to a man who says he's the plumber. So begins five days of mental torment that will change her life
The fourth wish( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how a father makes the last months of his sons's life as fulfilling as possible. Casey discovers a well-spring of strength and a capacity for action that may, just possibly, be the ultimate salvation for them both
"Crocodile Dundee" "Crocodile Dundee II"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two great films with the hero from the land Down Under. In the first film, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is a free spirited crocodile hunting Australian who follows a beautiful reporter to New York and shakes the Big Apple to its core. In Crocodile Dundee II, Dundee and his girfriend, the reporter are targeted by a gang of ruthless drug dealers. To even the odds, Dundee leads the big-city hoods into the treacherous Australian outback
The dismissal by Terry Hayes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television mini series dramatising the political events leading up to the dismissal of the Whitlam government on November 11th, 1975
Scales of justice( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary drama set in the world of law enforcement, vice, drugs, politics and organised crime. The three self- contained plays tell the stories of a young probationary constable who finds himself being torn between his moral obligations and loyalty; of two drug squad detectives who allow themselves to be compromised to achieve ambition and power; and of a brilliant young politician who finds himself in conflict with his own parliamentary wing and with his family when he takes
The picture show man( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy set in the 1920's about two rivals travelling the New South Wales countryside showing moving pictures
Wake in fright( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, plans to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, Australia. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left
Jonah by Louis Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jonah, a hunchback, living in the tough, battling world of Sydney's inner-city suburbs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Luke's kingdom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive 13 part miniseries is based on the novel "Pages from a Squatter's Diary" by E.V. Timms , Luke's Kingdom is a dramatic exploration of early Australian settlement and the tremendous hardships that helped to shape the nation. In 1829, following the tragic death of his wife, Jason Firbeck takes his three children from Yorkshire, England to Australia to begin a new life. Driven by the promise of land, his is a bold decision to travel such a long way with his family. But discovering his land to be already settled by other people, the family becomes stranded and dislocated, facing all manner of obstacles in order to survive in their challenging new country. In the great tradition of landmark TV presentations such as Against The Wind and Kings In Grass Castles, featuring Helen Morse (Picnic At Hanging Rock), Oliver Tobias (Dick Turpin), John Meillon (The Picture Show Man), Gerard Maguire (Mull) and Tony Barry (Paper Giants), with episodes directed by the likes of Peter Weir (Gallipoli) and Ken Hannam (Dawn!), Luke's Kingdom illuminates the settler's experience and the squatter's plight with raw integrity and authenticity."--container
Outback( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Englishman teaching in an outback school sets off to spend his summer vacation in Sydney but doesn't make it beyond the nearby mining town known as 'the Yabba'. He is engulfed by the slightly sinister mateship of the locals with its undertow of repressed sexuality and squalid violence. The excess of this alcoholic nightmare is held in check by rough humour
The everlasting secret family( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bizarre and brilliant Australian film that takes us into a fantasy universe of sex and politics. In public, the Senator is a popular and powerful politician, happily married with a young son. In private, he is a senior member of the "secret family" which controls a world of corruption and sexual manipulation at the highest levels of Australian society
Scales of justice( Visual )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glen Ferris, Attorney General, attempts to gain numbers through a controversial bill to bring prostitution under government control to take on vice king Artie Roach, a move which makes him a crusader in the public eye while causing discussion in his own parliamentary wing
 
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