Cyrano de Bergerac


The 1950 version starring José Ferrer.  Film synopsis: "The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play." (Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Main Character Growth: Start
Main Character Approach: Do-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Failure
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

Multiple suitors vie for the hand of a beautiful woman in 1600's France during a time of war

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Preconscious
Overall Story Issue: Confidence vs. Worry
Overall Story Problem: Hunch
Overall Story Solution: Theory
Overall Story Symptom: Trust
Overall Story Response: Test
Overall Story Catalyst: Worry
Overall Story Inhibitor: Thought
Overall Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline

Cyrano de Bergac

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

Influence Character Throughline

Christian / Roxane

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Influence Character Problem: Hunch
Influence Character Solution: Theory
Influence Character Symptom: Ending
Influence Character Response: Unending
Influence Character Unique Ability: Desire
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Worth
Influence Character Benchmark: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 3: Being
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceiving

Relationship Story Throughline

Love Triangle

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Progress
Relationship Story Issue: Security vs. Threat
Relationship Story Problem: Hunch
Relationship Story Solution: Theory
Relationship Story Symptom: Expectation
Relationship Story Response: Determination
Relationship Story Catalyst: Threat
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Enlightenment
Relationship Story Benchmark: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Present

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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