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

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

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

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

The King’s Speech (2010)

Log Line An heir to the British throne attempts to overcome a lifelong speech impediment so that he can perform his royal duties as leader of his people. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): David Seidler Director(s): Tom Hooper Production Co.(s): The … Continue reading