Days of Wine and Roses

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Joe Clay 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
Joe Clay ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Alcoholism in America

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Prerequisites vs. Preconditions
Overall Story Problem: Probability
Overall Story Solution: Possibility
Overall Story Symptom: Certainty
Overall Story Response: Potentiality
Overall Story Catalyst: Strategy
Overall Story Inhibitor: Expediency
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Doing

Main Character Throughline

Joe Clay

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Present
Main Character Issue: Repulsion vs. Attraction
Main Character Problem: Probability
Main Character Solution: Possibility
Main Character Symptom: Reduction
Main Character Response: Production
Main Character Unique Ability: Attraction
Main Character Critical Flaw: Reappraisal
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Kirsten

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Conscious
Influence Character Issue: Reappraisal vs. Appraisal
Influence Character Problem: Proaction
Influence Character Solution: Reaction
Influence Character Symptom: Certainty
Influence Character Response: Potentiality
Influence Character Unique Ability: Appraisal
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Repulsion
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

Drinking Buddies

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Permission vs. Deficiency
Relationship Story Problem: Probability
Relationship Story Solution: Possibility
Relationship Story Symptom: Evaluation
Relationship Story Response: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Need
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Analysis
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
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: Learning
Overall Story Consequence: Conceiving
Overall Story Cost: Conscious
Overall Story Dividend: Present
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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