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...
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...
Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)

A medical engineer on her first space mission attempts to survive in the wake of a series of catastrophic events that threaten her life. Medium: Film Writer(s): Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón Director: Alfonso Cuarón Production Co.(s): Warner Bros. , Esperanto Filmoj,...
Black Book (2006)

Black Book (2006)

As World War II nears its end, a young Dutch Jewess attempts to survive amidst the cruelty of the Nazi occupation in its waning months. Medium: Film Writer(s): Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven Director: Paul Verhoeven Production Co.(s): Fu Works, Egoli Tossell Film,...
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A young boy attempts to hold onto a friendship that he forms with a creature from another planet. Medium: Film Writer(s): Melissa Mathison Director: Steven Spielberg Production Co.(s): Universal Pictures; Amblin Entertainment The Story on the Screen In E.T. the...
Babette’s Feast (1987)

Babette’s Feast (1987)

A pair of never-married sisters attempt to keep true to the religious teachings of their father and maintain the health and spirit of remote Danish community he helped create, even at the cost of their own desires. Medium: Film Writer(s): Gabriel Axel Director:...