The story of the mental and emotional demise of aging southern belle Blanche DuBois, born to a once-wealthy family of Mississippi planters. Her downfall in the cramped French Quarter one-bedroom apartment of her sister (Stella) and animalistic brother-in-law (Stanley) is at the hands of savage, brutal forces in modern society. In her search for refuge, she finds that her sister lives with drunkenness, violence, lust, and ignorance.
This celebrated novel is about the relationship between two boys at a boarding school during World War II. Gene is a brilliant student; Finney is a great athlete. Jealousy between them builds until Gene's internal battle for identity and security leads to a tragedy that changes both of their lives forever. (from glencoe.com)
The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. No one truly knows Gatsby. As Nick Carraway befriends Gatsby and learns more about him, Nick becomes part of Gatsby's plan to accomplish what he moved to Long Island to do, woo away the woman he left during the war.
Wilde's most successful play. A comedy of love, deception and mistaken identity in Victorian England. Jack Worthing lives in the country with his pretty ward Cecily Cardew. But in the city, he goes by the name of Earnest and is in love with Gwendolyn Fairfax. Miss Fairfax's cousin is Algernon Moncrieff, who, also using the name Earnest, goes to the country and falls in love with Jack's ward Cecily. When they all come together, we have two men who claim to be Earnest and aren't and two girls who are in love with men named Earnest who aren't Earnest. Summary …
A classic film of backstage backstabbing and female cattiness. Eve Harrington is a meek, young girl from Milwaukee who dreams of being a star. However, when she meets Margo Channing, a flamboyant yet insecure Broadway diva, she latches on to her and systematically begins to take over her life.
Quick-tempered, selfish, part-Irish Southern Belle Scarlett O’Hara believes she is in love with the gentle Ashley Wilkes. But the arrogant and rebellious blockade-runner Rhett Butler loves Scarlett. Scarlett and Rhett eventually get married, but Scarlett cannot forget her love for Ashley. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War and Southern Reconstruction, this tragic love story tells the tale of strength, bravery, and a woman’s desire to always fight for exactly what she wants. But when it comes to finding true love, does Scarlett really know what it is her heart desires? Description and additional cast contributed by zoryanna.
When commercial towing vehicle Nostromo, heading back to Earth, intercepts an SoS signal from a nearby planet, the crew are under obligation to investigate. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late. (imdb)
The thoughts, worries and dreams of a young Jewish girl hiding in Nazi-occupied Poland are collected and retold.
One of Shakespeare's most popular and accessible plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two star crossed lovers and the fate that befell them as a result of a long and bitter feud between their families.
Hawthorne's emotional, psychological drama revolves around Hester Prynne, who is convicted of adultery in colonial Boston by the civil and Puritan authorities. She is condemned to wear the scarlet letter “A” on her chest as a permanent sign of her sin. The story describes the effort to resolve the torment suffered by Hester and her co-adulterer, the minister Arthur Dimmesdale, in the years after their affair.
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