Auntie Mame

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Auntie Mame maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Auntie Mame prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Auntie Mame uses holistic 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
Auntie Mame ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Patrick's Guardianship

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Future
Overall Story Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Overall Story Problem: Hinder
Overall Story Solution: Help
Overall Story Symptom: Control
Overall Story Response: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Catalyst: Openness
Overall Story Inhibitor: Self-Interest
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Auntie Mame

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Becoming
Main Character Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Main Character Problem: Temptation
Main Character Solution: Conscience
Main Character Symptom: Control
Main Character Response: Uncontrolled
Main Character Unique Ability: Rationalization
Main Character Critical Flaw: Hope
Main Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 2: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 3: Being
Main Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Influence Character Throughline

Patrick Dennis

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Obtaining
Influence Character Issue: Morality vs. Ability
Influence Character Problem: Hinder
Influence Character Solution: Help
Influence Character Symptom: Support
Influence Character Response: Oppose
Influence Character Unique Ability: Approach
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Delay
Influence Character Benchmark: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 2: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 4: Learning

Relationship Story Throughline

Aunt/Nephew

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Subconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Relationship Story Problem: Feeling
Relationship Story Solution: Logic
Relationship Story Symptom: Control
Relationship Story Response: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Catalyst: Closure
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Commitment
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Future
Overall Story Consequence: Subconscious
Overall Story Cost: Obtaining
Overall Story Dividend: Becoming
Overall Story Requirements: Present
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Learning
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conceiving

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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