A Place in the Sun


SYNOPSIS: "A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
George Eastman changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding George Eastman, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
George Eastman prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
George Eastman uses linear problem-solving techniques.

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

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
George Eastman ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Climbing the Social Ladder

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Permission vs. Deficiency
Overall Story Problem: Potentiality
Overall Story Solution: Certainty
Overall Story Symptom: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Response: Acceptance
Overall Story Catalyst: Need
Overall Story Inhibitor: Analysis
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Being
Overall Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

George Eastman

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Investigation vs. Doubt
Main Character Problem: Potentiality
Main Character Solution: Certainty
Main Character Symptom: Reaction
Main Character Response: Proaction
Main Character Unique Ability: Appraisal
Main Character Critical Flaw: Repulsion
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Memory
Main Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Angela / (Alice?)

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Work vs. Attempt
Influence Character Problem: Reaction
Influence Character Solution: Proaction
Influence Character Symptom: Non-Acceptance
Influence Character Response: Acceptance
Influence Character Unique Ability: Attraction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Reappraisal
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Present
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Doomed Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Prerequisites vs. Preconditions
Relationship Story Problem: Potentiality
Relationship Story Solution: Certainty
Relationship Story Symptom: Possibility
Relationship Story Response: Probability
Relationship Story Catalyst: Strategy
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Expediency
Relationship Story Benchmark: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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