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Hurt, John 1940-

Overview
Works: 822 works in 2,331 publications in 9 languages and 78,734 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Spy television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Commentator, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John Hurt
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Potter, an orphaned child that has spent the first ten years of his life living under the stairs of his aunt and uncle's house, is invited to join the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He learns his destiny lies in the realm of magic and fantasy
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 3,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indy tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy takes you on a breathtaking, action-packed adventure
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction--the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Harry's only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him
V for vendetta by James McTeigue ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
Contact by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away
Harry Potter and the deathly hallows by Daniel Radcliffe ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here
I, Claudius by Robert Graves ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the lives of several early Roman emperors, showing ruthless ambition, shocking debauchery and murderous intrigue. Bearing witness to the saga is Claudius, whose stutter and limp have marked him a fool, yet whom prophecies have foretold will one day rule Rome
Alien by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind
The elephant man by David Lynch ( Visual )
89 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the height of the Cold War, a former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels
Hellboy by Guillermo del Toro ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1940s, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin, who has used his occult powers to summon up a demon from the depths of Hell. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom. Under Broom's care, Hellboy develops the desire to do good. Sixty years later he takes action as part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapian, an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Hellboy finds himself facing the powerful Rasputin determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness
Melancholia by Lars von Trier ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgåard) celebrate their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of Justine's sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth threatening the very existence of humankind"--Container
Rob Roy by Michael Caton-Jones ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy MacGregor is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's evil henchmen conspire to take the wealth for themselves, they thrust Rob into the most challenging battle of his life-- one that escalates into a bloody, exhilarating climax
Hellboy II the golden army ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppbale army of creaturesand wages war with the human world. It's up to hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil
Immortals ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this epic tale of vengeance and destiny, power-mad King Hyperion ... threatens to destroy all of humanity on his maniacal quest to obtain the ultimate weapon - the legendary Epirus Bow that gives the power to unleash war on both Heaven and Earth. But Theseus..., a heroic young villager chosen by the gods, rises up to stop Hyperion's brutal rampage. With supernatural help from the beautiful oracle Phaedra..., Theseus embraces his destiny and leads a fierce band of warriors in a desperate fight for the future of mankind"--Container
Nineteen eighty-four by Michael Radford ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Winston Smith (Hurt) endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. But his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the chillingly labeled 'Ministry of Love,' he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien (Burton), a coolly treacherous leader determined to control his thoughts ... and crush his soul"--Container
Midnight express by Alan Parker ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape
Dead man by Jim Jarmusch ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Blake, a young man in search of a fresh start, travels west during the latter half of the nineteenth century to a frontier town to take a post as an accountant. Upon his arrival, he's told the job is no longer available. That night he takes up with a prostitute. When her jealous ex-boyfriend surprises them in bed, Blake is wounded, while the prostitute and the ex end up dead. A wanted man, Blake retreats to the nearby woods, running into sympathetic Native American named "Nobody" who informs Blake that the bullet in his chest cannot be removed. His death certain, Nobody teaches Blake to face the dangers that follow a "dead man."
Captain Corelli's mandolin by Louis De Bernières ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idyllic beauty of Greece's Mediterranean coast has been invaded by Italy, bringing legions of soldiers to the once tranquil island of Cephallonia. Captain Corelli, an officer with an irrepressibly jovial personality and passion for the mandolin, initially alienates a number of the villagers, including Pelagia, the daughter of the village doctor. Pelagia is an educated and strong-willed woman and while at first offended by the Italian soldier's behavior, she slowly warms to his certain charms as they are forced to share her father's home
 
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Alternative Names
Hurt, John
Hurt, John Vincent.
Languages
English (511)
French (20)
German (15)
Spanish (15)
Italian (2)
Achinese (1)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Arabic (1)
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