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...
The Bicycle Thief (1948)

The Bicycle Thief (1948)

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. Medium: Film Writer(s): Cesare Zavattini, Suso D'Amico, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo...
Margin Call (2011)

Margin Call (2011)

An executive at a Wall Street investment firm attempts to stand firm morally in the face of threats to the economic survival of himself and the company he works for. Medium: Film Writer(s): J.C. Chandor Director: J.C. Chandor Production Co.(s): Untitled Entertainment;...
Yesterday (2004)

Yesterday (2004)

A young Zulu woman perseveres nobly through the hardship of a personal AIDS diagnosis and attempts to make a significant difference in the lives of her daughter and husband before she dies. Medium: Film Writer(s): Darrell Roodt Director: Darrell Roodt Production...
Swimming with Sharks (1994)

Swimming with Sharks (1994)

A young screenwriter pursues Hollywood success at all costs and becomes selfishly world-wise in the process. Medium: Film Writer(s): George Huang Director: George Huang Production Co.(s): Cineville; Keystone Studios; Mama'Z Boy Entertainment The Story on the Screen In...