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

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

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

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

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

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

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