WorldCat Identities

Chapman, Jan

Works: 47 works in 300 publications in 6 languages and 6,185 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Comedy films  Fiction  Television series 
Roles: Producer, Author, Production personnel, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jan Chapman
The Piano by Jane Campion( Visual )

104 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Piano weaves the passionate tale of Ada, a young mute woman desired by two men. Sold into marriage to a husband who doesn't understand her, Ada finds herself drawn to her darkly intense neighbor, stirring up vengeful jealousies and violent emotions. But in the end, only one man truly understands how to win Ada's heart, through her beloved piano."--Container
Bright star by Jane Campion( Visual )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end
Lantana by Ray Lawrence( Visual )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lantana: a noxious and troublesome weed with dense and spiky undergrowth, sometimes cultivated for its colorful, aromatic flowers (film website). Like the plant, this film is a thicket: lovely and sweet smelling on its surface, dense and thorny beneath. In Lantana, a quartet of married couples from different strata of urban Australian life--wealthy Valerie and John, the middle-class Zats, working-class Jane and her estranged husband Pete, and struggling, just barely working-class Nik and Paula--are connected by psychiatrist Valerie, whose disappearance is the event around which these couples lives begin to revolve. The delicately layered storyline reminds viewers of three essential truths about human existence: No one is exactly what he or she seems; actions generate ripples that reach far beyond the actions themselves; and life does go on, no matter what, but it is never the same as before. Before what? Before everything
Holy smoke! by Jane Campion( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cult deprogrammer is hired to free a young woman who has fallen under the influence of a religious guru while on a journey in India
The daughter( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fifteen-year absence, Christian returns home to rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry, the wealthy owner of the local mill that's been the economic bedrock of the community for generations. Christian gets reacquainted with his old friend Oliver and finds himself drawn to Oliver's family, which includes wife Charlotte, daughter Hedvig, and father-in-law Walte. Unexpectedly, Christian discovers a secret that could tear Oliver's family apart
Love serenade by Shirley Barrett( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters compete for the affections of a slick, smooth-talking radio deejay
2 friends( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenage friends become estranged when the once conventional Kelly becomes a mohawk-wearing punker who experiments with drugs and casual sex
Come in spinner : the loves and lives of women in wartime by Dymphna Cusack( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Australian drama set during the Second World War is a story of one week in the lives of three remarkable women who run a beauty salon in the posh South Pacific Hotel
The piano by Jane Campion( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano
The Last days of Chez Nous by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beth, a successful writer of great energy & humour lives with her French husband, daughter by her first marriage & a lodger in an inner-city home known as Chez Nous. Despite tension, everyone gets along until the return from overseas of Beth's much younger sister
Walk the talk( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey Grasso is no whiz at show biz. That explains why he's promoting a gorgeous nightclub singer who can't carry a tune. After she botches audition after audition, Joey resorts to an outrageous publicity stunt in a last-ditch attempt to save his career
The silence( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under investigation for a fatal shooting, Detective Richard Treloar is transferred to a desk job at the Police Museum. While preparing a photographic exhibition, he becomes obsessed by an archival image of a beautiful murder victim. Consumed by this thirty-year-old murder mystery and his own up-coming psychological assessment, Richard's life begins to unravel. When one of his leads turns up dead, his "cold case" is officially re-opened. And he's the prime suspect. Richard Roxburgh is a revelation as the police officer who, tortured by what's been left unsaid in his life and driven by fragments of memory, unwittingly investigates himself
Andrew Bovell : the alchemy of collaboration( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian artists and filmmakers pay tribute to one of Australia's greatest writers for stage and screen. Andrew Bovell's credits include the landmark film Lantana and the award-winning play When the Rain Stops Falling. He adapted Kate Grenville's book The Secret River for stage and John le Carre's A Most Wanted Man for the big screen. 'The truth of the drama he writes carries equally well in a nine-hundred-seat theatre or in a close-up, because the truth is always at the heart of his work.' - Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett
Some significant women in Australian film : a celebration and a cautionary tale by Jan Chapman( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falconry : the compleat anachronist #17, January 1985 by Jan Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of rhinoceros horn carving in China = [Chung-kuo ti hsi niu chiao tiao kʻo i shu] by Jan Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recipe for disaster : a discussion paper on the effects of deinstitutionalization on Y.S.A.P. services in Victoria by Jan Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come in spinner! by Dymphna Cusack( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as a four-part mini-series for TV. Set in October 1944. The tide is turning in the Pacific War - American forces have made Sydney a gaudy, hectic garrison town. The gamblers and the good time Charlies converge on the South Pacific Hotel, Sydney's finest. This is the story of one week in their lives, as they play the game of chance for the highest stakes . survival, security and the opportunity of happiness and love
Meet the past( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview of Nelly Don, a Kansas City lady who built a national dress design and manufacturing empire. She fought unions and kidnapping gangsters, married presidential candidate Senator James A. Reed, and clothed military women during WWII
Serenata de amor Love serenata( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Jan Chapman filmproducente uit Australië

Jan Chapman productora de cine australiana

Jan Chapman productrice australienne

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Lantana2 friendsThe art of rhinoceros horn carving in China = [Chung-kuo ti hsi niu chiao tiao kʻo i shu]