Synopsis: "When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors." (Source: IMDB.COM)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Louise Banks, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Louise Banks prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Louise Banks 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: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Louise Banks ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Understanding the Alien Arrival

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Understanding
Overall Story Issue: Interpretation vs. Senses
Overall Story Problem: Inequity
Overall Story Solution: Equity
Overall Story Symptom: Order
Overall Story Response: Chaos
Overall Story Catalyst: Senses
Overall Story Inhibitor: Circumstances
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Louise Banks

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Falsehood vs. Truth
Main Character Problem: Inequity
Main Character Solution: Equity
Main Character Symptom: Projection
Main Character Response: Speculation
Main Character Unique Ability: Evidence
Main Character Critical Flaw: Interdiction
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Abbott & Costello

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Destiny vs. Fate
Influence Character Problem: Thought
Influence Character Solution: Knowledge
Influence Character Symptom: Order
Influence Character Response: Chaos
Influence Character Unique Ability: Prediction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Suspicion
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Future

Relationship Story Throughline


Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Issue: Circumstances vs. Situation
Relationship Story Problem: Perception
Relationship Story Solution: Actuality
Relationship Story Symptom: Order
Relationship Story Response: Chaos
Relationship Story Catalyst: Situation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Interpretation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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