Cool Hand Luke


SYNOPSIS: "A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison."  Synopsis Source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Luke uses linear 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Luke ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Being Stuck in a Chain Gang

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Progress
Overall Story Issue: Security vs. Threat
Overall Story Problem: Cause
Overall Story Solution: Effect
Overall Story Symptom: Process
Overall Story Response: Result
Overall Story Catalyst: Fact
Overall Story Inhibitor: Skill
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


Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Doing
Main Character Issue: Enlightenment vs. Wisdom
Main Character Problem: Unending
Main Character Solution: Ending
Main Character Symptom: Process
Main Character Response: Result
Main Character Unique Ability: Wisdom
Main Character Critical Flaw: Security
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Learning
Main Character Signpost 2: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 3: Doing
Main Character Signpost 4: Obtaining

Influence Character Throughline


Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Thought vs. Knowledge
Influence Character Problem: Cause
Influence Character Solution: Effect
Influence Character Symptom: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Response: Accurate
Influence Character Unique Ability: Knowledge
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Confidence
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Relationship Story Throughline

Rivals turned Commrades

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

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Progress
Overall Story Consequence: Preconscious
Overall Story Cost: Conceiving
Overall Story Dividend: Doing
Overall Story Requirements: Present
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Conceiving
Overall Story Forewarnings: Learning

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