WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Jack 1940-

Works: 258 works in 699 publications in 3 languages and 20,005 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  War films  Military history  Genealogy  Historical drama  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Costume designer, Commentator, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Thompson
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicole Kidman y Hugh Jackman unen fuerzas con el visionario director Baz Luhrmann en Australia, una épica aventura, situada al borde de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, donde una aristócratica inglesa viaja al lejano continente y conoce a un rudo lugareño y a un encantador niño aborigen. Este desafortunado trío se embarca en un viaje de descubrimientos a través de cientos de millas del terreno más hermoso e inolvidable del planeta; pero todo su mundo cambia por el encuentro de varios poderosos enemigos, donde tratarán de encontrar refugio del bombardeo a la ciudad de Darwin por las fuerzas japonesas que atacaron Pearl Harbor
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

59 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,816 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 man from Snowy River by George Miller( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,637 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 Leonardo DiCaprio( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,551 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 )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,138 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 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fear is never just make believe. From the fantastic mind of Guillermo Del Toro (Pans Labyrinth) comes Dont Be Afraid of the Dark, a creepy, spine-tingling story, set in the modern day but playing up fears from gothic childhood fairy tales - that demons, evil fairies, gnomes and ghouls lurk just outside our range of vision, and wed better watch out. Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison: Just Go With It), a lonely, withdrawn child moves in with her father (Guy Pearce: The Kings Speech, Memento) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes: Batman Begins) as they restore the Gothic estate, the sprawling Blackwood Manor. Sally discovers a hidden basement, undisturbed since the strange disappearance of the mansions owner a century ago. Voices draw Sally in and she unwittingly opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures emerge - small in size but endless in number. As they conspire to drag her down into the macabre mansions bottomless depths, Sally tries to warn everyone its not make-believe - before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all
Mao's last dancer by Cunxin Li( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 808 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 Antonio Banderas( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 670 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 639 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

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 Ōshima( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 605 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 )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when our collective consciousness is focused on issues pertaining to our indigenous ancestors and the fragile state of our environment, comes a powerful film, Whaledreamers, which unites four people from very differenct cultures. One, a song man from a dispossessed tribe, Bunna Lawrie; another a filmmaker from a distant land, Kim Kindersley; the third, a musician and activist, Julian Lennon; and lastly acclaimed Australian actor and story teller, Jack Thompson. Over fifteen years in the making, across five continents and oceans, Whaledreammers follows the journey of British filmaker, Kim Kindersley, who documented his own relationship with Australian Aboriginal tribes in his quest to find his spiritual roots and connection with the whales and dolphins. The film also brings into focus a world in peril and the global atrocities that have ushered in the 21st century by depicting how the events of September 11, the tsunami, global warming, the increased natural resource depletion, deforestation and other significant events are destroying the planet. Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally long journey of the whales, not only to survive the slaughter by man, but also to engage the human race into waking up in time."--Container
December boys by Rod Hardy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 538 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 483 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, and the two embark on one of most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
A woman of independent means( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 438 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 427 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 Geoff Burton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 352 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 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
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 203 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
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Alternative Names

Pain, John.

Pain, John 1940-

Payne, John 1940-

Payne, John Hadley.

Payne, John Hadley 1940-

English (244)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Original sinMerry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceThe sum of usExcess baggage