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Thompson, Jack 1940-

Overview
Works: 294 works in 859 publications in 5 languages and 21,294 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Western films  History  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Commentator, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jack Thompson
Publications by Jack Thompson
Most widely held works by Jack Thompson
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,306 libraries worldwide
In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier
The man from Snowy River by A. B Paterson( visu )
46 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,946 libraries worldwide
Set during the 1880's when the Australian frontier was wild and dangerous, the film follows the exploits of a youth who sets out to tame a wild herd of horses
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( visu )
60 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 1,931 libraries worldwide
Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,718 libraries worldwide
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits
The good German by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
Takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, where U.S. Army war correspondent Jake Geismar becomes involved with Lena Brandt, a former lover whose missing husband is the object of a manhunt led by both the American and Russian armies. Intrigue mounts as Jake tries to uncover the secrets Lena may be hiding in her desperation to get herself and her husband out of Berlin. Tully is an American soldier working in the U.S. army motor pool who is assigned to drive Jake around Berlin. Tully has black market connections that may be Lena's way out. But he could lead them all into even darker territory
Don't be afraid of the dark ( visu )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Sally Hurst is going to Rhode Island to live with her father Alex and his new girlfriend Kim in the nineteenth-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the estate, Sally finds a hidden basement and accidentally lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house's bottomless depths. Before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all, Sally must convince Alex and Kim that it's not a fantasy
Mao's last dancer by Bruce Beresford( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet
Original sin by Antonio Banderas( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Luis is a wealthy Cuban coffee exporter, who sends away to America for a mail-order bride having had little luck finding love on his island. To his surprise, his new wife turns out to be not only beautiful, but passionate and devoted. But Luis' happiness proves to be short-lived when he learns that his bride may not be the person she claims to be
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller( visu )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Based on real-life events. Set in 1974 and centres on the tragic true story of Sam Bicke, a disllusioned "everyman" who was driven to plot the assassination of the 37th President of the United States
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( visu )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
A far off place ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
A boy, a girl, a bushman, and a dog wander across the desert in order to escape elephant poachers who want them dead
Whaledreamers by Kim Kindersley( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
A look at the connection between whales and the cultures and ancient civilizations around the globe that have incorporated this sea creature into their story of creation and existence
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet. The two embark on one of the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
December boys by Rod Hardy( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
They share the same birth month, so the orphanage calls them December Boys. But these teens - Maps, Spit, Spark and Misty - have much more in common. With no hope of ever joining a family, they form their own familial bonds. Then the unexpected news comes that a young couple may adopt one of them, and the long-time pals suddenly share something else: a rivalry to be the chosen one. December Boys, a poignant memoir of friendsjip and family, marks Daniel Radcliff's first major film role outside the Harry Potter series. He plays Maps, a big brother to the group, as it stumbles and wavers it's way to manhood. Join the boys for their remarkable journey of the heart called growing up
A woman of independent means ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity
South Pacific ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
A nurse is among the American forces waiting for World War II to arrive on an isolated Pacific island where she finds love with a mysterious French planter. At the same time, a Navy officer falls under the spell of an island girl and the warm tropical sea breezes
The sum of us by Kevin Dowling( visu )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A heterosexual father and his gay son are trying to find Ms./Mr. Right respectively. The film shows their relationship with one another and the objects of their affection as tragedy strikes
Last dance by Bruce Beresford( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Cindy Liggett (Stone) is a convicted killer facing imminent execution until a young lawyer (Morrow) becomes convinced her case doesn't warrant the death penalty
Excess baggage by Marco Brambilla( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A crash course in kidnappings, car thefts and other rituals of dating, this offbeat adventure is about a poor little rich girl and the car thief who steals her heart. Desperate for attention, Emily Hope stages her own kidnapping. But before Emily can enjoy a happy reunion with her father, her car gets stolen -- with Emily still inside
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper( visu )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the story of Dan Morgan, an adventurer whose exploits during the Australian gold rush caused him to become a wanted outlaw and the object of a manhunt
 
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Alternative Names
Gurkula.
Jack Thompson acteur australien
Jack Thompson attore cinematografico e attore televisivo australiano
Jack Thompson australiensk skådespelare
Jack Thompson australischer Schauspieler
Jack Thompson australsk skodespelar
Jack Thompson australsk skuespiller
Jack Thompson színész
Pain, John.
Pain, John 1940-
Payne, John 1940-
Payne, John Hadley.
Payne, John Hadley 1940-
Джак Томпсън
Джек Томпсон
جاك تومسون
جک تامپسون (بازیگر) بازیگر استرالیایی
ジャック・トンプソン
Languages
English (272)
Italian (3)
German (2)
French (1)
Turkish (1)
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