Eastern Promises

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Fighting the Russian Mafia in London

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Wisdom vs. Enlightenment
Overall Story Problem: Unproven
Overall Story Solution: Proven
Overall Story Symptom: Hunch
Overall Story Response: Theory
Overall Story Catalyst: Skill
Overall Story Inhibitor: Fact
Overall Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Anna Khitrova

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Threat vs. Security
Main Character Problem: Determination
Main Character Solution: Expectation
Main Character Symptom: Hunch
Main Character Response: Theory
Main Character Unique Ability: Security
Main Character Critical Flaw: Wisdom
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Present
Main Character Signpost 4: Progress

Influence Character Throughline

Nikolai Luzhin

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Influence Character Problem: Unproven
Influence Character Solution: Proven
Influence Character Symptom: Cause
Influence Character Response: Effect
Influence Character Unique Ability: Confidence
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Knowledge
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

Romantic/Family

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Knowledge vs. Thought
Relationship Story Problem: Unending
Relationship Story Solution: Ending
Relationship Story Symptom: Hunch
Relationship Story Response: Theory
Relationship Story Catalyst: Ability
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Value
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
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: Doing
Overall Story Consequence: Being
Overall Story Cost: Doing
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Obtaining
Overall Story Prerequisites: Becoming
Overall Story Preconditions: Subconscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Future

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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