To Build a Fire (1908)

To Build a Fire (1908)

A man displays hubris regarding his ability to handle the forces of Nature as he attempts to reach a Yukon mining claim. Medium: Short Story (© 1908; Published first (an alternate version) in The Youth's Companion, v. 76, 1902) Writer(s): Jack London (1876–1916) The...
The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

A mutiny aboard a Russian battleship leads to events that stoke public anger and advance the likelihood of Communist revolution against the tsarist regime. Medium: Film Writer(s): Nina Agadzhanova Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein Production Co.(s): Goskino The Story on...
Apollo 13 (1995)

Apollo 13 (1995)

With the help of ground-based mission engineers, an experienced astronaut leads the crew of an aborted moon mission as they attempt to return safely to Earth. Medium: Film Writer(s): William Broyles Jr., Al Reinert Director: Ron Howard Production Co.(s): Universal...
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

An idealistic young man who is installed temporarily in the seat of a recently deceased U.S. senator attempts to defend his patriotic ideals against the attacks of a powerful political machine. Medium: Film Writer(s): Sidney Buchman Director: Frank Capra Production...
The Bicycle Thief (1948)

The Bicycle Thief (1948)

In the aftermath of World War II, a young Italian family man attempts to recover a stolen bicycle that represents his only hope to escape from long-term unemployment. Medium: Film Writer(s): Cesare Zavattini, Suso D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo...