Dark City

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
John Murdoch changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
John Murdoch 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: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Beat the Strangers at their Game

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Situation vs. Circumstances
Overall Story Problem: Perception
Overall Story Solution: Actuality
Overall Story Symptom: Order
Overall Story Response: Chaos
Overall Story Catalyst: Circumstances
Overall Story Inhibitor: Senses
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Being
Overall Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

John Murdoch

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Past
Main Character Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Main Character Problem: Perception
Main Character Solution: Actuality
Main Character Symptom: Inertia
Main Character Response: Change
Main Character Unique Ability: Interdiction
Main Character Critical Flaw: Evidence
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Present
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Emma Murdoch

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Memory
Influence Character Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Influence Character Problem: Change
Influence Character Solution: Inertia
Influence Character Symptom: Order
Influence Character Response: Chaos
Influence Character Unique Ability: Suspicion
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Prediction
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Past
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Rebuild Relationship

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Senses vs. Interpretation
Relationship Story Problem: Inequity
Relationship Story Solution: Equity
Relationship Story Symptom: Order
Relationship Story Response: Chaos
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interpretation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Situation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Memory
Overall Story Dividend: Past
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Past
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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