The Hunger Games (2012)

Log Line In a dystopian future, a resourceful young woman attempts to survive a national ritual that involves a fight to the death with 23 of her teenaged peers. What Happens in the Story Medium: Film Writer(s): Gary Ross, Suzanne … Continue reading

To Build a Fire (1908)

Log Line A man displays hubris regarding his ability to handle the forces of Nature as he attempts to reach a Yukon mining claim. Overview Medium: Short Story (© 1908; Published first (an alternate version) in The Youth’s Companion, v. … Continue reading

The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Log Line A mutiny aboard a Russian battleship leads to events that stoke public anger and advance the likelihood of Communist revolution against the tsarist regime. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Nina Agadzhanova Director(s): Sergei M. Eisenstein Production Co.(s): Goskino The … Continue reading

Apollo 13 (1995)

Log Line 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. What Happens in the Story Medium: Film Writer(s): William Broyles Jr., Al … Continue reading

Gravity (2013)

Log Line A medical engineer on her first space mission attempts to survive in the wake of a series of catastrophic events that threaten her life. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón, Director(s): Alfonso Cuarón Production Co.(s): Warner … Continue reading

Black Book (2006)

Log Line 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. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven Director(s): Paul Verhoeven Production Co.(s): … Continue reading

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Log Line A young boy attempts to hold onto a friendship that he forms with a creature from another planet. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Melissa Mathison Director(s): Steven Spielberg Production Co.(s): Universal Pictures; Amblin Entertainment In E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the … Continue reading