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

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

Whale Rider (2002)

Log Line A young Maori girl strives to attain her proper place in the life of her tribe, even though the place she seems destined for is one that tribal tradition forbids her to hold. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Niki … Continue reading

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Log Line A young Kansas farm girl is transported by a tornado to a magical land from which she attempts to return home. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf Director(s): Victor Fleming Production Co.(s): Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer … Continue reading

Back to the Future (1985)

Log Line A 1980s teenager accidentally thrust 30 years into the past must attempt to return to his proper time and place—and repair the potential damage resulting from his appearance in the past. Overview Medium: Film Writer(s): Robert Zemeckis, Bob … Continue reading