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Thompson, Jack 1940-

Overview
Works: 305 works in 1,108 publications in 7 languages and 24,479 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  History  Western films  Romance films  Fiction  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Commentator, Interviewee, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Thompson
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,288 WorldCat member 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
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

76 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Elizabeth Debicki. It follows the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his neighbor Nick, who recounts his encounter with Gatsby at the height of the Roaring Twenties. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gatsby
The light between oceans by M. L Stedman( Visual )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, finds a baby on an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own, changing their lives and that of a stranger
The man from Snowy River by Fox Video (Firm)( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member 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
The good German by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,180 WorldCat member 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
Midnight in the garden of good and evil by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystic river: Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
Don't be afraid of the dark by Troy Nixey( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member 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, but 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, and before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all, Sally must convince Alex and Kim that it is not a fantasy
Mao's last dancer by Roadshow Entertainment (Firm : N.Z.)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 866 WorldCat member 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 Ke li si duo fo( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious woman from Boston whose insatiable lust for her new wealthy, plantation owner husband is exceded only by her desire for his fortune
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real-life events. Set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who takes extreme measures to achieve his American dream
Whaledreamers by Kim Kindersley( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member 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. Narrated by Julian Lennon and Jack Thompson
A far off place by Walt Disney/Amblin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Holly Grainger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow's crime spree is legendary, their story has never been told quite like this. Fueled by their passion for each other and Bonnie's obsession with fame, the couple committed increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving a trail of blood - and headlines - behind them. Aided by Clyde's sixth sense, they stayed one step ahead of the law until their final, fateful showdown
December boys by Rod Hardy( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four orphans leave an orphanage but when one is going to be adopted the tension begins
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member 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 woman of independent means( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member 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
The sum of us by Geoff Burton( Visual )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and German and held by 364 WorldCat member 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
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper( Visual )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
The water diviner by Andrew Anastasios( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Great War ends, Joshua Connor, a grieving farmer and sometime water diviner from the Mallee in Victoria, sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish, to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons and bury them in consecrated ground. Crescent collides with cross, and hope with reason as he discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When Connor makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: if Art is alive, why hasn't he come home? This is not a war novel, not even an anti-war novel. Instead it focuses on the battles that go on inside the hearts and minds of a small group of Australians and Turks as they struggle to bury their dead and rebuild their lives after the First World War. The story is based on first-hand resources, diaries and official records
 
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Pain, John.

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Payne, John Hadley.

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Джак Томпсън

Джек Томпсон

Джэк Томпсан

جاك تومسون

جاك تومسون ممثل أسترالي

جک تامپسون

جک تامپسون (بازیگر) بازیگر استرالیایی

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傑克·湯普森 (演員)

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