12 Angry Men


SYNOPSIS: "A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Juror #8 maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Juror #8, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Juror #8 prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Juror #8 uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

Story Limit: Timelock
The story climax occurs because time has run out.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Juror #8 ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Fighting Bias in the Jury Room

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Conscious
Overall Story Issue: Doubt vs. Investigation
Overall Story Problem: Production
Overall Story Solution: Reduction
Overall Story Symptom: Evaluation
Overall Story Response: Reevaluation
Overall Story Catalyst: Reappraisal
Overall Story Inhibitor: Deficiency
Overall Story Benchmark: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline

Juror #8

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Learning
Main Character Issue: Preconditions vs. Prerequisites
Main Character Problem: Ability
Main Character Solution: Acceptance
Main Character Symptom: Evaluation
Main Character Response: Reevaluation
Main Character Unique Ability: Analysis
Main Character Critical Flaw: Attempt
Main Character Benchmark: Doing
Main Character Signpost 1: Learning
Main Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 4: Doing

Influence Character Throughline

Juror #3

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceiving
Influence Character Issue: Deficiency vs. Permission
Influence Character Problem: Production
Influence Character Solution: Reduction
Influence Character Symptom: Inaction
Influence Character Response: Protection
Influence Character Unique Ability: Expediency
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Doubt
Influence Character Benchmark: Being
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Guilty or Not-Guilty

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Present
Relationship Story Issue: Attempt vs. Work
Relationship Story Problem: Protection
Relationship Story Solution: Inaction
Relationship Story Symptom: Evaluation
Relationship Story Response: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Repulsion
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Preconditions
Relationship Story Benchmark: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Present

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conscious
Overall Story Consequence: Present
Overall Story Cost: Conceiving
Overall Story Dividend: Learning
Overall Story Requirements: Preconscious
Overall Story Prerequisites: Progress
Overall Story Preconditions: Being
Overall Story Forewarnings: Doing

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Dynamic Act Schematics


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