A Few Good Men


Film synopsis: "Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders." (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Main Character Growth: Stop
Main Character Approach: Be-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Decision
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Success
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

Clash of codes of honor surrounding an investigation and trial of a murder at Guantanamo Bay military base

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

Main Character Throughline

Daniel Caffey

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

Influence Character Throughline

Jo Gallaway/PVT Dawson

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Learning
Influence Character Issue: Analysis vs. Strategy
Influence Character Problem: Acceptance
Influence Character Solution: Non-Acceptance
Influence Character Symptom: Evaluation
Influence Character Response: Reevaluation
Influence Character Unique Ability: Analysis
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Need
Influence Character Benchmark: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 1: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 2: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 4: Doing

Relationship Story Throughline

Working relationship; attorney/client

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

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conscious
Overall Story Consequence: Present
Overall Story Cost: Learning
Overall Story Dividend: Conceiving
Overall Story Requirements: Memory
Overall Story Prerequisites: Past
Overall Story Preconditions: Understanding
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conceptualizing

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