M (1931)

Log Line In 1920s Berlin, the police department and criminal underworld attempt to find, capture, and remove from society a serial killer of young girls. What Happens in the Story Medium: Film Writer(s): Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang Director(s): Fritz … Continue reading

The Bicycle Thief (1948)

Log Line 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. What Happens in the Story Medium: Film Writer(s): Cesare Zavattini, … Continue reading

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Log Line An insurance investigator attempts to maintain a posture of emotional ruthlessness as she works to expose the truth of an art theft masterminded by a wealthy playboy. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer Director(s): John McTiernan … Continue reading

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

Log Line A sexy insurance investigator attempts to expose the truth behind a robbery masterminded by a wealthy playboy—and to earn a reward for recovering the stolen money. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Alan R. Trustman Director(s): Norman Jewison Production Co.(s): … Continue reading

Chinatown (1974)

Log Line A 1940s private detective investigates the mysterious death of the Los Angeles Water Commission chief engineer and attempts to reveal and make known its instigator. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Robert Towne Director(s): Roman Polanski Production Co.(s): Paramount Pictures; … Continue reading

The Fugitive (1993)

Log Line When a Chicago surgeon unjustly convicted of murdering his wife escapes en route to prison, he returns to Chicago and attempts to find the true killer in order to clear his own name. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Jeb … Continue reading