WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Jack 1940-

Overview
Works: 245 works in 659 publications in 4 languages and 17,721 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  War films  Military history  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Narrator, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Thompson
Australia by Baz Luhrmann ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,155 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 )
58 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,854 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 George Miller ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 1,569 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 )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,127 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 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 925 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 777 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 666 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
The assassination of Richard Nixon by Niels Mueller ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 629 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
A far off place ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two strangers must find strength and courage while crossing a dangerous African desert
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and French and held by 598 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
Whaledreamers by Kim Kindersley ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 596 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
December boys by Rod Hardy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 529 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 435 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 )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 354 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
Rodger & Hammerstein's South Pacific ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 247 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
Last dance by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 219 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
Excess baggage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 217 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
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 199 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 ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 188 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
Deception ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Danger lurks around every corner of the world, yet nothing can stop Bessie Faro from putting together the puzzle of her husband's death and secret life. She soon discovers the only thing more treacherous than lies can be finding out the truth
 
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Alternative Names
Gurkula.
Pain, John.
Pain, John, 1940-
Payne, John, 1940-
Payne, John Hadley.
Languages
English (232)
German (4)
Italian (2)
French (1)
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