Blazing Saddles

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Bart prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Bart 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
Bart ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Manipulating the Townsfolk Off Their Land

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Expediency vs. Need
Overall Story Problem: Protection
Overall Story Solution: Inaction
Overall Story Symptom: Reduction
Overall Story Response: Production
Overall Story Catalyst: Need
Overall Story Inhibitor: Investigation
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Bart

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Present
Main Character Issue: Repulsion vs. Attraction
Main Character Problem: Possibility
Main Character Solution: Probability
Main Character Symptom: Reduction
Main Character Response: Production
Main Character Unique Ability: Attraction
Main Character Critical Flaw: Prerequisites
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Progress
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

The Townsfolk

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Conscious
Influence Character Issue: Reappraisal vs. Appraisal
Influence Character Problem: Protection
Influence Character Solution: Inaction
Influence Character Symptom: Probability
Influence Character Response: Possibility
Influence Character Unique Ability: Appraisal
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Permission
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Sheriff/Constituents

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Analysis vs. Strategy
Relationship Story Problem: Induction
Relationship Story Solution: Deduction
Relationship Story Symptom: Reduction
Relationship Story Response: Production
Relationship Story Catalyst: Strategy
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Work
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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