Most widely held works about Lawrence Turman
Most widely held works by Lawrence Turman
The graduate ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,799 libraries worldwide
A recent college graduate from an affluent family comes of age and finds himself by being led into an affair with the wife and the daughter of his father's business partner.
The graduate ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
A recent college graduate from an affluent family is seduced by the wife of his father's business partner, then subsequently falls in love with her daughter.
American history X ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
"Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists in Los Angeles, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family."--Container.
What's the worst that could happen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich and crooked businessman Max Fairbanks (who has to file for bankruptcy and is ripe for the pickings). But Fairbanks catches him in the act, calls the police and then procedes to steal the cherished ring that Kevin's girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back. With the help of his partners and an auction, a thief steals from a crook.
The river wild ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A woman's skills and courage are put to the ultimate test when an encounter with three mysterious strangers turns her family's white water rafting trip into a living hell.
The drowning pool ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Paul Newman returns as the quick-witted detective he first played nine years before in Harper, who's in deep this time. Hired by an old flame to unravel a seemingly routine blackmail case, he's so far down he may never come up for air.
So you want to be a producer by Lawrence Turman ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
"Few jobs in Hollywood are as shrouded in mystery as the role of the producer. What does it take to be a producer, how does one get started, and what on earth does one actually do? In So You Want to Be a Producer Lawrence Turman, the producer of more than forty films, including The Graduate, The River Wild, Short Circuit, and American History X, and Endowed Chair of the famed Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, answers these questions and many more." "Examining all the nuts and bolts of production, such as raising money and securing permissions, finding a story and developing a script, choosing a director, hiring actors, and marketing your project, So You Want to Be a Producer is a must-have resource packed with insider information and first-hand advice from top Hollywood producers, writers, and directors, offering invaluable help for beginners and professionals alike." "Including a comprehensive case study of Turman's film The Graduate, this complete guide to the movie industry's most influential movers and shakers brims with useful tips and contains all the information you need to take your project from idea to the big screen. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
John Carpenter's The thing ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Short circuit 2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Johnny, the Robot, is out for some "urban input," but some street hoods, a greedy banker and a gang of crooks see his naivete as their high-tech ticket to easy street.
Pretty poison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
A mentally unstable man takes a break from arson to pursue a young girl with a big attitude. Their developing relationship becomes a lethal combination as she uses his devotion and his bragging about being a secret agent for her own evil ends.
I could go on singing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
In her final film, Judy Garland stars in the story of a celebrated singer who must ultimately choose between her career and motherhood.
The getaway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Doc McCoy, an imprisoned master thief, is paroled with the assistance of a corrupt politician in return for masterminding a multi-million dollar heist. Once free, McCoy and his wife find themselves in a hornet's nest of double crosses as they try to reach the Mexican border.
Gore Vidal's The best man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Story of two candidates for their party's presidential nomination. One is an intellectual with a sense of morality, the other an opportunist who would win at all costs. The deciding factor is the endorsement of the out-going president who thrives on political in-fighting and deplores indecision.
The mean season ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A young journalist and his girlfriend become involved in the case of a serial killer in Miami. Their lives become threatened as his journalistic ambitions get them more deeply involved.
The flim-flam man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted comedy about the adventures of a con man and a lonely G.I. in the rural South.
Gleaming the cube ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
16-year-old Brian Kelly and his buddies are rebellious, and live only for their skills in skateboarding. When Brian's brother is found dead, Brian must mature quickly as he tries to prove his brother was murdered.
Short circuit ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
When a bolt of lightning zaps an experimental military robot and brings it to life, it escapes and finds companionship and danger.
John Carpenter, master of fear collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The Thing: In the winter of 1982, a 12-man research team, at a remote Antarctic research station, discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and takes on the appearance of those it kills.
The river wild ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
When a suburban mom and former white-water rafting guide and her son are on a raft trip, they are abducted by wanted killers and forced to take the most dangerous stretch of river to elude the cops.
John Carpenter's The thing ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In the midst of a snowfield in Antarctica, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. The helicopter is destroyed and the passenger's aboard are killed. The dog is let into the base. The helicopter is Norweign made and probably linked with the base that is close by. J.R. MacReady travels to the Norweigan base and finds the place destroyed. He discovers a mangled body that looks as though it was once that of a person. He brings it back to the American base to study. The clues begin to add up. The dog morphs horribly into a strange creature that attacks the researchers. They manage to fight it off, but the base doctor concludes that an alien with the power to transform and take the appearance of anybody else is amongst them.
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