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Thompson, Jim 1906-1977

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Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

86 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,380 WorldCat member 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 killer inside me by Jim Thompson( Book )

67 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member 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 )

38 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a con man, his mother, and his girlfriend, and the ways in which they prey on each other
The killing by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of small-time crooks plan a daring race-track robbery--but their well-laid plans go awry
The Grifters by Stephen Frears( Visual )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man, his mother, and his girlfriend all become involved in a game of deception, in which they prey on each other
The getaway by Jim Thompson( Book )

69 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member 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
The killing( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer's kiss: Prize-fighter Davy Gordon intervenes when private dancer Gloria Price is being attacked by her employer and lover Vincent Raphello. This brings the two together and they get involved with each other, which displeases Raphello
Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson( Book )

48 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member 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
Now and on earth by Jim Thompson( )

12 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member 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"--
A hell of a woman by Jim Thompson( Book )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hell of a Woman is Jim Thompson's homegrown version of Crime and Punishment. It is a novel utterly devoid of sentiment, where a murderer goes about his deadly business without a prayer of redemption
After dark, my sweet by Jim Thompson( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member 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
Savage night by Jim Thompson( Book )

22 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member 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"--
Heed the thunder by Jim Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 416 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member 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 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A swell-looking babe by Jim Thompson( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member 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 nothing man by Jim Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member 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
The kill-off by Jim Thompson( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luane Devore, a hated gossip, is murdered by one of her many enemies
South of heaven by Jim Thompson( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britt Rainstar's life takes a turn when he meets the beautiful, rich and possibly homicidal Manuela Aloe
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The killer inside me
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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 écrivain américain, nouvelliste et scénariste

Jim Thompson escriptor estatunidenc

Jim Thompson escritor estadounidense

Jim Thompson scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Jim Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Jim Thompson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Thompson, James Meyers 1906-1977

Thompson James Myers

Thompson James Myers 1906-1977

Thompson Jim

Джим Томпсън

Томпсон, Джим

ג'ים תומפסון

ג'ים תומפסון סופר אמריקאי

جيم تومسون

جيم تومسون كاتب أمريكي

جیم تامپسون

جیم تامپسون (نویسنده) نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ജിം തോംസൺ

짐 톰프슨

톰슨, 짐


トンプスン, ジム

トンプソン, ジム

The killer inside meThe griftersThe killingThe GriftersThe getawayPop. 1280Now and on earthA hell of a woman