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Thompson, Jim 1906-1977

Overview
Works: 239 works in 1,298 publications in 20 languages and 22,678 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  War films  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Caper films  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Creator, Contributor, Actor, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3539.H6733, 791.4372
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Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( visu )
43 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,221 libraries worldwide
The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion
The killing by Stanley Kubrick( visu )
22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,329 libraries worldwide
A group of small-time crooks plan a daring race-track robbery --but their well-laid plans go awry
The killer inside me by Jim Thompson( Book )
68 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness--the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again
The grifters by Jim Thompson( Book )
53 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 882 libraries worldwide
Story of a con man, his mother, and his girlfriend, and the ways in which they prey on each other
The grifters by Stephen Frears( visu )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Roy Dillon (John Cusack) est un escroc de petite envergure. Blessé par un barman lors d'une bagarre, il se retrouve à l'hôpital entouré de sa mère Lilly (Anjelica Huston) et de sa petite amie Myra (Annette Bening). Cette rencontre explosive entre les deux femmes aura des conséquences aussi tragiques qu'inattendues
The getaway by Jim Thompson( Book )
81 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten--such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur. Worst of all, McCoy has forgotten that when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway
Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson( Book )
72 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Sheriff Nick Corey of Potts County, is a simple man, but when he is pushed to far he becomes a killer or makes other people do his killings
After dark, my sweet by Jim Thompson( Book )
20 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Trouble waits around the corner when the very handsome, polite, and friendly William Collins, a man who is also very easily aroused, breaks out of his fourth mental institution and falls in with a con man and a woman of ill repute
Heed the thunder by Jim Thompson( Book )
15 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
In the rural town of Verdon, Nebraska, in the early days of the 20th century, you can't go ten feet without running into one of the Fargos. So, Grant Fargo argues to his grandfather Lincoln, it's perfectly all right that he's desperately in love with his first cousin, Bella-she's the only source of intelligent conversation for miles, and in a town like Verdon, it would be hard not to end up with a relative of one kind or another. Before it all plays out, men will be murdered, jailed, tarred and feathered or worse, and while everyone in the Fargo clan would kill for the family deeds, God might just end up with them instead. In HEED THE THUNDER, one of Thompson's earlier works, Thompson's signature style collides with a sweeping picaresque of the American prairie, in a multigenerational saga that's one part Steinbeck, two parts Dostoyevsky, and all Jim Thompson
Nothing more than murder by Jim Thompson( Book )
30 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Sometimes a man and woman love and hate each other in equal measure that they can neither stay together nor break apart. Some marriages can only end in murder and some murders only make the ties of love and hatred stronger. This book proves just that
Hardcore : 3 novels by Jim Thompson( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Savage night by Jim Thompson( Book )
32 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 356 libraries worldwide
"Jake Winroy had no looks, no education, and little else before he'd worked his way to the top of a million-dollar-a-month horse-betting ring. But when the state's latched onto his game, the feds take a bite and the lawyer fees eat away at the rest, all Jake's got left is the bottle and a beautiful wife whose every word is ugly. Jake's to be the top witness in a major case against organized crime--if he hasn't already kicked the bucket before the trial has its day in court. But an enigmatic mafioso known only as The Man has a plan to make dead certain Jake never gets the chance to testify. The Man's hired Charlie "Little" Bigger, a hit man barely five feet tall, to infiltrate the Winroy residence as a tenant and murder Winroy in cold blood. To Little, it seems like the easiest job on Earth. Until he lays eyes on the beautiful and dangerous Fay and the Winroy's young housemaid Ruth, a woman as sensual as she is vulnerable. SAVAGE NIGHT is Jim Thompson at his most unpredictable and deeply suspenseful, in a claustrophobic thriller of one man's fractured mind"--
A swell-looking babe by Jim Thompson( Book )
24 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
The Manton looks like a respectable hotel. Dusty Rhodes looks like a selfless young man working as a bellhop. And the woman in 1004 looks like an angel. But sometimes looks can kill, as Jim Thompson demonstrates in this vision of the crime novel as gothic
The kill-off by Jim Thompson( Book )
19 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Luane Devore, a hated gossip, is murdered by one of her many enemies
The grifters by Jim Thompson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest to his good character. Yet, hidden behind three gaudy clown paintings in Roy's pallid hotel room, sits fifty-two thousand dollars--the money Roy makes from his short cons, his "grifting."
The getaway by Sam Peckinpah( visu )
39 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Doc McCoy, an imprisoned master thief, is paroled with the assistance of a corrupt politician in return for masterminding a multi-million dollar heist. Once free, McCoy and his wife find themselves in a hornet's nest of double crosses as they try to reach the Mexican border
The nothing man by Jim Thompson( Book )
19 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Rage and guilt has either driven alcoholic newspaperman Clinton Brown to commit murder, or it has made him the victim of a sadistic frame-up
South of heaven by Jim Thompson( Book )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Orphaned by a tragic accident at sixteen, Tommy Burwell's been scraping out a meager existence working dead-end jobs for years. When he and fellow nomad Four Trey Whitey get jobs working with dynamite, making way for a new pipeline across the deserted plains of Far West Texas, disaster ensues. In a matter of days, Tommy is brutally beaten and witness to an act of cold-blooded murder the law can't be bothered to investigate. When Carol, a knockout beauty, shows up looking to follow the caravan of workers, Tommy falls for her almost immediately. There aren't any jobs for women on the pipeline, but Carol knows a few things she could do for the workers to keep afloat--an arrangement that Tommy can't bear for long. As Tommy's about to find out, when you're South of Heaven, you're far from grace--and sometimes the only way out is down
The rip-off by Jim Thompson( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Britt Rainstar's life takes a turn when he meets the beautiful, rich and possibly homicidal Manuela Aloe
Now and on earth by Jim Thompson( Book )
16 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 198 libraries worldwide
"San Diego in the years before World War II. James Dillon is barely scraping by working a menial job in manufacturing, trying to raise a family and support his elderly mother and sister Frankie at the same time. He drinks too hard--just like his father and nearly everyone in his extended family. With so many people crammed into one home, sometimes there's so much fighting he can barely stand it. But if James can survive the chaos of everyday life long enough, maybe--just maybe--there's a chance it'll all get better. NOW AND ON EARTH, Jim Thompson's first novel, draws on personal experience to depict a hardscrabble life in the sun-soaked streets of mid-20th century California. Chronicling the birth of a writer and the plight of the working man, it prefigures the American classics that followed, in a deeply-felt, autobiographical tale that shows a writer just coming into his own"--
 
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Jim Thompson amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent
Jim Thompson amerikansk manusförfattare och författare
Jim Thompson amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent
Jim Thompson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent
Jim Thompson auteur
Jim Thompson écrivain américain
Jim Thompson scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense
Jim Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Thompson, James Myers
Thompson James Myers 1906-1977
Thompson, Jim
Джим Томпсън
Томпсон, Джим
ג'ים תומפסון
جیم تامپسون (نویسنده) نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
ജിം തോംസൺ
짐 톰프슨
ジム・トンプスン
トンプスン, ジム
トンプソン, ジム
Languages
English (397)
French (117)
Spanish (76)
German (47)
Italian (34)
Basque (13)
Catalan (10)
Dutch (6)
Polish (4)
Czech (4)
Finnish (3)
Russian (3)
Galician (3)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Korean (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Norwegian (1)
Serbian (1)
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