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Thompson, Jack 1940-

Works: 243 works in 669 publications in 3 languages and 19,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  War films  Historical drama  Military history  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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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 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language Code: GM/EN/JT
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,823 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 )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,615 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 Robert Redford ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,435 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 Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,132 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 920 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 Cunxin Li ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 789 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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 663 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 631 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 615 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
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa, 1932- Oshima ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 596 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 deĢtente, 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 )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 594 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 )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 1960s, four orphan boys go for a holiday by the sea on the South Australian coast. When the rumor gets out that two of the seaside residents are looking to adopt one of the orphans, friendships are tested and new alliances are made
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 448 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
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
South Pacific ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 431 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
The sum of us by Kevin Dowling ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content 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 )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 218 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 214 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
Mad Dog Morgan by Dennis Hopper ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 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
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Alternative Names
Pain, John.
Pain, John 1940-
Payne, John 1940-
Payne, John Hadley.
Payne, John Hadley 1940-
English (239)
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