Breaking Away


SYNOPSIS: "A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Main Character Growth: Stop
Main Character Approach: Do-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Female
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Success
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

Rivalry in Town/The Race

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Progress
Overall Story Issue: Security vs. Threat
Overall Story Problem: Result
Overall Story Solution: Process
Overall Story Symptom: Effect
Overall Story Response: Cause
Overall Story Catalyst: Threat
Overall Story Inhibitor: Enlightenment
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline


Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Doing
Main Character Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Main Character Problem: Trust
Main Character Solution: Test
Main Character Symptom: Effect
Main Character Response: Cause
Main Character Unique Ability: Experience
Main Character Critical Flaw: Fantasy
Main Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 1: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Learning
Main Character Signpost 4: Understanding

Influence Character Throughline

Mr. Stoller

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Influence Character Problem: Result
Influence Character Solution: Process
Influence Character Symptom: Proven
Influence Character Response: Unproven
Influence Character Unique Ability: Desire
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Worth
Influence Character Benchmark: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 1: Being
Influence Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Cutter or College

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Preconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Confidence vs. Worry
Relationship Story Problem: Proven
Relationship Story Solution: Unproven
Relationship Story Symptom: Effect
Relationship Story Response: Cause
Relationship Story Catalyst: Worry
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Thought
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Memory

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Progress
Overall Story Consequence: Preconscious
Overall Story Cost: Being
Overall Story Dividend: Doing
Overall Story Requirements: Future
Overall Story Prerequisites: Subconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Becoming
Overall Story Forewarnings: Obtaining

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