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Thompson, Ernest 1949-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 322 publications in 9 languages and 7,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  One-act plays  Periodicals  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  War films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Director, Scenarist, Performer, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Instrumentalist, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 812.54
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Most widely held works by Ernest Thompson
On Golden Pond by Katharine Hepburn( Visual )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging
On Golden Pond : a play by Ernest Thompson( Book )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Made into a successful movie with Henry and Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn
The West Side waltz : a play in 3/4 time by Ernest Thompson( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and German and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Upper West Side apartment is the setting of a comedy-drama centering on the relationship between a stubbornly independent aging former concert pianist and a spinster neighbor who shares her love for music. Music, 2 acts, 6 scenes, 2 men, 3 women, 1 interior
The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Norman, and Ethel Thayer, this summer is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. Norman must find his way through his anger and fear of growing old, while Chelsea struggles to rebuild their relationship
The West Side waltz by Shirley. Minnelli, Liza. Bates, Kathy. Grey, Jennifer MacLaine( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles two friends' rediscovery of the joys of living and how they break down the walls between them
The Best American Short Plays, 1993-1994 by Howard Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1992-1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1969( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyful and heartbreaking story that captures the music, the anger and the innocence of the Vietnam era
Answers : three short plays by Ernest Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On golden pond by Mark Rydell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Thayer, a prickly retired professor visits his Maine summer home with his loving wife Ethel. Soon after they are joined by their daughter Chelsea, her fiancée Bill, and his son Billy. The cantankerous Norman's unlikely bond with young Billy provides the framework for an emotional summer in which the Thayers' strained familial relationships are finally allowed to heal and take wing
Out of time( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack, a young business owner, family man, and dedicated environmentalist, discovers that he has leukemia. Worrying over his fate, Jack is beckoned into the forests by what seem to be the ghosts of his ancestors, who lure him into a deep sleep. Jack awakens 20 years later, only to find his home town in the grip of an evil land developer, who is now the husband of Jack's "widow" Annie. With the help of his ten-year-old grandson (who gives the "old man" a crash course in 21st century pop culture), Jack tries to make amends for his lengthy absence, and to set things right in his community
Sweet hearts dance by Robert Greenwald( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hardworking family man from Vermont struggles to understand cherished relationships as his cozy little world seems to fall apart
Drama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas by David Galens( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On Golden Pond : screenplay by Ernest Thompson( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the conflict among three generations. Norman Thayer, a cranky but lovable old man preoccupied with death and emotionally distant from his daughter Chelsea. His spirited and loving wife Ethel returns with him to their New England home to spend their 48th summer on Golden Pond
The last of the belles by Digiview Productions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semi-fictional account of how F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919
Sul lago dorato( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Multiple languages and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vicini alle nozze d'oro, i coniugi Thayer ospitano nel loro cottage estivo su un lago del New Hampshire la figlia col nuovo fidanzato che porta con sé il figlio, un tredicenne irrispettoso. Lasciato solo con i due vecchi, il ragazzino si fa conquistare. (Mymovies)
Toquemos un vals( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Mary (Shirley Maclaine), una cascarrabias de unos sesenta años, y Cara Varnum (Liza Minnelli), una solterona de unos cuarenta y cinco, mantienen una amistad basada en su amor por la música. Margaret, que toca el piano, y Cara, el violín, se reúnen para interpretar valses. Margaret, que tiene serios problemas para valerse por sí misma, pone un anuncio para contratar a alguien que la cuide. Al anuncio contesta Robin Watson (Jennifer Grey), una joven alocada que sueña con ser una gran actriz. Su llegada supondrá un gran cambio en la vida de las dos amigas, que acaban dándole a su vida un nuevo sentido: ayudar a Robin a cumplir sus sueños. (FILMAFFINITY)
The history of modern spiritualism : history is a guide to action ; The scientific foundations of modern spiritualism : science is the study of God's laws by Ernest Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Golden Pond ; Away from her( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Away from her: Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
 
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The Best American Short Plays, 1993-1994
Alternative Names
Ernest Thompson acteur américain

Ernest Thompson actor estadounidense

Ernest Thompson Amerikaans acteur

Ernest Thompson amerikansk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Ernest Thompson amerikansk manusförfattare och skådespelare

Ernest Thompson amerikansk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Ernest Thompson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Ernest Thompson ator

Ernest Thompson attore, sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Ernest Thompson pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Ernest Thompson US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Regisseur und Schauspieler

Thompson, Richard Ernest

Thompson, Richard Ernest 1949-

Эрнест Томпсон

ארנסט תומפסון

ארנסט תומפסון שחקן אמריקאי

ارنست تامپسون بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ارنست طومسون

톰슨, 어니스트 1949-

アーネスト・トンプソン

トンプソン, アーネスト

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The Best American Short Plays, 1993-1994The Best American Short Plays, 1992-19931969Out of timeDrama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramas