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Laughlin, Michael

Works: 11 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 1,230 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michael Laughlin
Two-lane blacktop by Monte Hellman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A car-obsessed Driver and Mechanic aimlessly head East from L.A. in a souped-up 1955 Chevy, drag racing for money and thrills. Drifting across the Southwest, they keep being buzzed by a Pontiac GTO. They are joined by The Girl after she climbs into their car while the two are eating in a diner. Later at a gas station, the three meet "GTO" and challenge him to a cross-country race to Washington, D.C. for "pink slips," where the winner will get the loser's car. Along the way, however, they keep stopping to help each other, and winning seems far from their thoughts. The road is itself a place to live, is home, not just a way to move
Mesmerized by Jodie Foster ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young orphan's arranged marriage to a deranged, possessive businessman becomes so unbearable that she attempts to free herself of the relationship and, when her husband dies, is charged with his murder. Based on a true story
Radical golf : how to lower your score and raise your enjoyment of the game by Michael Laughlin ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The next time you play golf leave your woods at home, putt with your 2-iron, and you will be on your way to shooting in the 70s. Sounds radical' Well, you're right on par! Golf enthusiast Michael Laughlin, whose day job is in the film business, reveals his proven, but completely radical strategies that average golfers can use to dramatically lower their score. In Radical Golf, Laughlin rethinks how the game of golf is traditionally played and shares his surprising and innovative ideas on how to play better golf. Unlike the usual technique-riddled golf books, Radical Golf offers practical and easy-to-use tips, and is written for the legion of average players who will never have the long, crunching power game of the professional. "Golf is not a linear game," insists Laughlin, and "Scoring is definitely not related to advancing the ball as far as possible on each shot." In this fun and accessible book, the radical golfer contends, for example, that players should approach the pin much like basketball players maneuver to shoot a basket by striving to shoot from their best, or "sweet" spot on the court. Laughlin also suggests that golf should be played as two separate games (of tee-to-green and putts) and that golfers should keep a separate scorecard for their putting game. Equally radical, Radical Golf calls for using a 2-iron for putts rather than the "dreaded" putter (the loft of the 2-iron matches the putter, "Calamity Jane," of legendary golfer Bobby Jones). Hole by hole, sensible shot after sensible shot, Radical Golf simulates a round of golf with a pro to show how a radical golfer can stay within strokes of par play. Written in a witty and easy-to-understand style, with entertaining sidebars and line drawings, Radical Golf will revolutionize how golf is played both on and off the course. Most of all, Radical Golf will increase the enjoyment of playing this great and challenging game. Radical Golf is just the book that could become the bible of the weekend golfer. From the Trade Paperback edition
Strange invaders ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction film about a small town overtaken by aliens
The whisperers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true." -- Wikipedia
Strange behavior ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A brutal serial killer begins terrifying a small town."--Container
Shanghai 1920 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Chinese and Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A local boy from the Shanghai docks is befriended by the son of an American shipping magnate. When they are grown, they go into business together, but one wants to deal in shady transactions
Strange invaders : screenplay by Bill Condon ( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dead kids ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galesberg, Illinois is a quiet college town until a serial killer starts targeting local teens. Police Chief John Brady begins to suspect there is a link between the gruesome crimes and a series of secret experiments being carried out in the College's psychology department
Mesmerized Lovers & liars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mesmerized: A young orphan marries a deranged older man. Based on the Victoria Thompson murder case of the 1880s in New Zealand
Absolution Shocked ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Absolution: In a Catholic boarding school, two students plot to drive their headmaster insane in this film based on a true story
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English (48)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (2)