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 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...
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:...
Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call (2011)

An executive at a Wall Street investment firm attempts to stand firm morally in the face of threats to the economic survival of himself and the company he works for. Medium: Film Writer(s): J.C. Chandor Director: J.C. Chandor Production Co.(s): Untitled Entertainment;...
Swimming with Sharks (1994)

Swimming with Sharks (1994)

A young screenwriter pursues Hollywood success at all costs and becomes selfishly world-wise in the process. Medium: Film Writer(s): George Huang Director: George Huang Production Co.(s): Cineville; Keystone Studios; Mama'Z Boy Entertainment The Story on the Screen In...