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...
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

An idealistic young man who is installed temporarily in the seat of a recently deceased U.S. senator attempts to defend his patriotic ideals against the attacks of a powerful political machine. Medium: Film Writer(s): Sidney Buchman Director: Frank Capra Production...
Gravity (2013)

Gravity (2013)

A medical engineer on her first space mission attempts to survive in the wake of a series of catastrophic events that threaten her life. Medium: Film Writer(s): Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón Director: Alfonso Cuarón Production Co.(s): Warner Bros. , Esperanto Filmoj,...
Black Book (2006)

Black Book (2006)

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. Medium: Film Writer(s): Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven Director: Paul Verhoeven Production Co.(s): Fu Works, Egoli Tossell Film,...
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A young boy attempts to hold onto a friendship that he forms with a creature from another planet. Medium: Film Writer(s): Melissa Mathison Director: Steven Spielberg Production Co.(s): Universal Pictures; Amblin Entertainment The Story on the Screen In E.T. the...