Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


SYNOPSIS: "Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Butch Cassidy prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Butch Cassidy 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: Good
Butch Cassidy ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Aging Bank Robbers

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Overall Story Problem: Effect
Overall Story Solution: Cause
Overall Story Symptom: Test
Overall Story Response: Trust
Overall Story Catalyst: Wisdom
Overall Story Inhibitor: Security
Overall Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Butch Cassidy

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Preconscious
Main Character Issue: Confidence vs. Worry
Main Character Problem: Theory
Main Character Solution: Hunch
Main Character Symptom: Test
Main Character Response: Trust
Main Character Unique Ability: Value
Main Character Critical Flaw: Ability
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline


Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Progress
Influence Character Issue: Security vs. Threat
Influence Character Problem: Effect
Influence Character Solution: Cause
Influence Character Symptom: Process
Influence Character Response: Result
Influence Character Unique Ability: Fact
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Skill
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline


Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Relationship Story Problem: Effect
Relationship Story Solution: Cause
Relationship Story Symptom: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Response: Accurate
Relationship Story Catalyst: Knowledge
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Confidence
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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