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 Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Log Line A mutiny aboard a Russian battleship leads to events that stoke public anger and advance the likelihood of Communist revolution against the tsarist regime. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Nina Agadzhanova Director(s): Sergei M. Eisenstein Production Co.(s): Goskino The … 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

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

Black Book (2006)

Log Line As World War II nears its end, a young Dutch Jewess attempts to survive amidst the cruelty of the Nazi occupation in its waning months. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven Director(s): Paul Verhoeven Production Co.(s): … Continue reading

Babette’s Feast (1987)

Log Line 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. Overview … Continue reading

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Log Line A young man from the slums of Mumbai attempts to achieve the life that he feels destined to live with the girl whose love he feels destined to share. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Simon Beaufoy Director(s): Danny Boyle, … Continue reading

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)

Log Line A young man wrongly accused of political conspiracy and sentenced to indefinite detention in a political prison escapes and attempts to exact revenge on those who were responsible for his imprisonment. Overview Medium: Novel (Published 1844–1846) Author(s): Alexandre … Continue reading