WorldCat Identities

Thompson, Jack 1940-

Works: 329 works in 1,176 publications in 6 languages and 25,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  War films  Western films  Fiction  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Commentator, Interviewee, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Thompson
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,247 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 )

76 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,979 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 light between oceans by M. L Stedman( Visual )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,920 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 man from Snowy River by Fox Video (Firm)( Visual )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,883 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 )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,834 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,168 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
Midnight in the garden of good and evil by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affable Jim Williams is hosting one of the most important parties of the Savannah Christmas season. John Kelso is a magazine reporter who finds himself amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on the party. His curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim's violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Between being Jim's buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, meeting every eccentric in Savannah, participating in midnight graveyard rituals and helping solve the mysteries surrounding Billy's murder, Kelso has his hands full
Mao's last dancer by Cunxin Li( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 860 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
Don't be afraid of the dark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 727 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
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 668 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( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 661 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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 598 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 by Walt Disney/Amblin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 574 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
Whaledreamers by Kim Kindersley( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 567 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Holliday Grainger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow's crime spree is legendary, their story has never been told quite like this. Fueled by their passion for each other and Bonnie's obsession with fame, the couple committed increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving a trail of blood - and headlines - behind them. Aided by Clyde's sixth sense, they stayed one step ahead of the law until their final, fateful showdown
December boys by Rod Hardy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 504 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 398 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 )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 361 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
Bombora-- the story of Australian surfing( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global surfing culture is a mix of wildness, grace and cool that is utterly Australian, but how did a nation of people, who mostly couldn't swim, turn a Polynesian pastime into a national obsession and international cultural force? From the time we first took on the waves in the late 19th century, Australians were hooked on surfing. Episode one of Bombora looks at the early years of Australian surf history from 1830 to 1964. It charts our first encounters with the surf when swimming in the sea was banned and shows how we were seduced by the freedom of the waves and the beaches. The series takes us into the lives of the larrikins who invented everything from surf skis to shark nets, and also looks at the tensions that arose between 'duty and pleasure', between the growing surf life-saving clubs and those who just wanted to surf. Using archival footage, it follows the first Australian surfers as they head to Hawaii - the spiritual home of the sport - and introduces the wild men who made it their own, surf legends such as Midget Farrelly, Bob Pike and Nat Young. Bombora charts the history of surfing in Australia - the bodies, the boards, the music, the drugs, the fights, the freedom - and shows the cultural phenomenon it is today
The water diviner by Andrew Anastasios( Recording )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 264 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
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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

Джек Томпсон австралійський актор

Джэк Томпсан

جاك تومسون

جاك تومسون ممثل أسترالي

جک تامپسون

جک تامپسون (بازیگر) بازیگر استرالیایی


傑克·湯普森 (演員)