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

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

Ordinary People (1980)

Log Line A teenage boy attempts to find internal peace and resolution after a suicide attempt brought on, in part, by the guilt of surviving a boating accident that took the life of his brother. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Alvin … 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

The Gold Rush (1925)

Log Line A likeable prospector in the Klondike Gold Rush attempts to survive the elements and pursue love. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Charles Chaplin Director(s): Charles Chaplin Production Co.(s): Charles Chaplin Productions In the silent film The Gold Rush, the … Continue reading

The Navigator (1924)

Log Line A wealthy young man learns to be resourceful in an attempt to survive on a ship with no power, adrift at sea. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Clyde Bruckman, Joseph Mitchell, Jean Havez Director(s): Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton Production … Continue reading

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Log Line A successful silent-film actor attempts to maintain his status as a Hollywood star when the movie industry transitions from silent film to “talkies.” Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Adolph Green, Betty Comden Director(s): Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly Production Co.(s): … Continue reading