Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Being
Overall Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Test
Overall Story Response: Trust
Overall Story Catalyst: Thought
Overall Story Inhibitor: Worry
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Dave Whiteman

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Main Character Problem: Ending
Main Character Solution: Unending
Main Character Symptom: Test
Main Character Response: Trust
Main Character Unique Ability: Fantasy
Main Character Critical Flaw: Experience
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Jerry Baskin

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Worth vs. Value
Influence Character Problem: Expectation
Influence Character Solution: Determination
Influence Character Symptom: Unending
Influence Character Response: Ending
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worth
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Desire
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

Host/Intrusive Guest

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Doing
Relationship Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Relationship Story Problem: Effect
Relationship Story Solution: Cause
Relationship Story Symptom: Test
Relationship Story Response: Trust
Relationship Story Catalyst: Enlightenment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Threat
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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