SYNOPSIS: "Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Roxy Hart, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Roxy Hart prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Roxy Hart uses holistic problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

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
Roxy Hart ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Getting Away With Murder

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Becoming
Overall Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Overall Story Problem: Feeling
Overall Story Solution: Logic
Overall Story Symptom: Hinder
Overall Story Response: Help
Overall Story Catalyst: Commitment
Overall Story Inhibitor: Closure
Overall Story Benchmark: Being
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Roxy Hart

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Main Character Problem: Temptation
Main Character Solution: Conscience
Main Character Symptom: Hinder
Main Character Response: Help
Main Character Unique Ability: Hope
Main Character Critical Flaw: Rationalization
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Memory

Influence Character Throughline


Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Influence Character Problem: Feeling
Influence Character Solution: Logic
Influence Character Symptom: Temptation
Influence Character Response: Conscience
Influence Character Unique Ability: Delay
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Approach
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Competitors for Fame

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Relationship Story Problem: Oppose
Relationship Story Solution: Support
Relationship Story Symptom: Hinder
Relationship Story Response: Help
Relationship Story Catalyst: Self-Interest
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Openness
Relationship Story Benchmark: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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Dynamic Act Schematics


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