WorldCat Identities

Ladd, Diane

Overview
Works: 103 works in 388 publications in 5 languages and 23,277 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film noir  History  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Film adaptations  Films à clef  Sports films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Diane Ladd
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
Joy by David O Russell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce
National Lampoon's Christmas vacation by Jie qi ke( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is the perfect season for Clark Griswold and his family. Clark's a disaster waiting to happen. You have to see it to believe it. There are 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop. An exploding turkey. And a house full of relatives
28 Days by Betty Thomas( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-flying party girl gets herself a DUI and 28 days in rehab -- and ends up discovering that real happiness must come from within
The world's fastest Indian by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for America to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
Something wicked this way comes by Ray Bradbury( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Town, Illinois, is visited by a seductive stranger named Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival. Terrifying things begin to happen when two adventurous boys stumble onto the carnival's deadly and destructive secret
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently-widowed housewife and her son journey toward a new life, only to find themselves besieged with obstacles before they encounter a man willing to give them the peaceful domesticity they desire
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife, Susan. Running against the odds, the Stantons need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top
Nora Roberts' Montana sky by Mike Robe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When multimillionaire cattleman Jack Mercy dies, he leaves his Montana ranch to his three daughters. The women are half-sisters and complete strangers to one another. But according to his will, the three women will only receive their inheritance under one condition: they must live together at the ranch for a full year. The sisters are challenged by a mysterious saboteur who is determined to see them fail and must solve some mysteries their father left behind in order to receive their inheritance
Wild at heart by David Lynch( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young lovers are on the run from her mother
Rambling Rose by Martha Coolidge( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose, an alluring young woman, is hired by a Southern family to care for their children, and changes their lives forever. She is an innocent who relates to everyone she meets in the only way she knows how-- with sexuality she cannot restrain. The mother of the family takes Rose under her wing, offering love and protection, while the teenaged son finds Rose both his fantasy and a profound mystery
Inland Empire by David Lynch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an actress falls in love with her co-star, she finds her life is becoming much like the film she is starring in, which is based on a Polish film that was never finished due to horrible tragedies
Christy : return to Cutter Gap by Chuck Bowman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This television adaptation features Lauren Lee Smith as the 19-year-old schoolteacher who flounders and perseveres in an isolated mountain community in the early 1900s. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Smokey Mountains, this film begins with an elderly Christy returning to the long-abandoned mission where she once taught. Her memories center around a time when change was coming to Cutter Gap--some for the better, some not, and all of it resisted by the locals
Come early morning( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy is a 30-something Southern woman who lives in a small town. She keeps waking up with a hangover and a stranger in her bed. The more she searches for love, the further she gets from it. When Cal moves to town, Lucy is finally able to break free of her old ways and finds the love that she has been looking for
When I find the ocean( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longing for the father she lost to the ocean and having no way to say goodbye, a young girl in rural Alabama in the 1960's strikes out on her own, and faces not only her fears but the obstacles the wilderness presents
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Enlightened( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightened centers on Amy Jellicoe, a 40-year-old woman who returns home to California after a month's stay at a holistic treatment facility, a result of having a mental breakdown at work triggered by her self-destructive ways. Amy returns to her old life with a new cultivated approach and perspective, which includes daily meditation and exhorting the power of self-help and inner healing
Christy : a new beginning by Catherine Marshall( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young teacher goes to the Blue Ridge Mountains to teach the impoverished rural children of the region
Christy : a change of seasons by Catherine Marshall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This television adaptation features Lauren Lee Smith as the 19-year-old schoolteacher who flounders and perseveres in an isolated mountain community in the early 1900s. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Smokey Mountains, this 89-minute film begins when Christy's best friend dies of typhoid; she angrily questions her faith as she tries to reconcile her belifs with the tragedy of a young, loving mother being taken away from her family and friends. Meanwhile, David, Dr. MacNeill and Alice are struggling to save as many ilves as they can through prayer and whatever medicine is available to them. Eventually, Alice is able to guide Christy back to the church, and when she does, Christy begins to see God--and David--in a new light
Enlightened by Laura Dern( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season two picks up with Amy immersed in gathering evidence against Abaddonn. In the season's eight episodes, Amy enlists the help of journalist Jeff Flender, and as they work together on a searing expose, she dreams of a bigger life and develops romantic yearnings for the handsome, well-travelled reporter
 
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Chinatown
Alternative Names
Lad, Diane

Ladner, Rose Diane

Lanier, Rose Diane

Languages
English (197)

French (6)

German (5)

Spanish (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
National Lampoon's Christmas vacationAlice Doesn't Live Here AnymoreNora Roberts' Montana skyRambling RoseChristy : return to Cutter GapFaerie tale theatreChristy : a new beginning