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

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

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

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

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

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