The Man Who Was Magic (1966)

Log Line A mysterious young man who can perform genuine magic attempts to gain entry into a prestigious guild of illusionists whose abilities pale in comparison to his own. What Happens in the Story Medium: Novel (Young Adult) Author: Paul … Continue reading

Variety Lights (1950)

Log Line An actor in a small-time variety troupe attempts to gain the success that he has long envisioned as his due—on the stage and in his love life. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio … 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

Casablanca (1942)

Log Line A former freedom fighter struggles to maintain his carefully constructed emotional fortress against powers that threaten to tear down its walls and launch him back into the world of those who actively care for others. What Happens in … Continue reading

A Christmas Carol (1843)

Log Line A miserly 19th-century London businessman attempts to maintain his emotionally guarded world view in the light of a psychological onslaught from three Christmas spirits. Overview Medium: Novella (© 1843) Author(s): Charles Dickens (1812-1870) In Charles Dickens’ classic story, … Continue reading