WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Jack 1940-

Overview
Works: 275 works in 915 publications in 6 languages and 21,618 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  Western films  History  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Commentator, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Thompson
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,310 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 )

67 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 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 man from Snowy River by A. B Paterson( Visual )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,926 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 great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,773 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 good German by Joseph Kanon( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,148 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 Kexi Ni( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 922 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 )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked about independent films. It's the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free
Original sin by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis is a wealthy Cuban coffee exporter, who sends away to America for a mail-order bride having had little luck finding love on his island. To his surprise, his new wife turns out to be not only beautiful, but passionate and devoted. But Luis' happiness proves to be short-lived when he learns that his bride may not be the person she claims to be
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 648 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
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 641 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 605 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
A far off place( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 595 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 548 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 the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
December boys by Rod Hardy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 524 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 429 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 Kevin Dowling( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
Last dance by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 220 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
South Pacific by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nurse is among the American forces waiting for World War II to arrive on an isolated Pacific island where she finds love with a mysterious French planter. At the same time, a Navy officer falls under the spell of an island girl and the warm tropical sea breezes
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 216 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
Excess baggage by Ge lun bi ya ying pian gong si; (Columbia Pictures Industries)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crash course in kidnappings, car thefts and other rituals of dating, this offbeat adventure is about a poor little rich girl and the car thief who steals her heart. Desperate for attention, Emily Hope stages her own kidnapping. But before Emily can enjoy a happy reunion with her father, her car gets stolen -- with Emily still inside
 
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Pain, John.

Pain, John 1940-

Payne, John 1940-

Payne, John Hadley.

Payne, John Hadley 1940-

Джак Томпсън

Джек Томпсон

جاك تومسون

جک تامپسون (بازیگر) بازیگر استرالیایی

ジャック・トンプソン

Languages
English (285)

German (10)

Spanish (8)

French (6)

Italian (4)

Turkish (1)

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The good GermanOriginal sinMerry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceThe sum of usExcess baggage