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Thompson, Jack 1940-

Overview
Works: 286 works in 1,001 publications in 6 languages and 23,132 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Western films  Romance films  History  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Commentator, 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,321 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 South Australian Film Corporation( Visual )

69 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,051 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Gatsby follows viable writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Chasing his own American dream, Nick lands next door to Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the rich and their loves and deceits. As he bears witness, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams, and tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles
The man from Snowy River by A. B Paterson( Visual )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 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 light between oceans by Michael Fassbender( Visual )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,541 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 good German by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,173 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
Don't be afraid of the dark by Troy Nixey( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 912 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. 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 852 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
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 667 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
Original sin by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 666 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 5 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member 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
Whaledreamers by Kim Kindersley( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 593 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 587 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 Bruce Beresford( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member 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 most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
December boys by Rod Hardy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1960s, four orphan boys go for a holiday by the sea on the South Australian coast. Since they share the same birth month, the orphanage calls them December boys. But these teens--Maps, Spit, Spark and Misty--have much more in common. With no hopes 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
A woman of independent means( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 417 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 )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and German and held by 367 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 )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the story of Dan Morgan, an adventurer whose exploits with the law caused him to become a wanted outlaw and the object of an extensive manhunt. Based on documented events which took place during the Australian Gold Rush of the 1860's
The water diviner by Andrew Anastasios( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 224 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
Last dance by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member 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
 
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Pain, John.

Pain, John 1940-

Payne, John 1940-

Payne, John Hadley.

Payne, John Hadley 1940-

Τζακ Τόμπσον

Джак Томпсън

Джек Томпсон

جاك تومسون

جک تامپسون (بازیگر) بازیگر استرالیایی

ジャック・トンプソン

傑克·湯普森 (演員)

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