Ex Machina

Storyform

Synopsis: "A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I." (Source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Caleb prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Caleb uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Timelock
The story climax occurs because time has run out.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Caleb ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Test for Artificial Intelligence

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Circumstances vs. Situation
Overall Story Problem: Self-Aware
Overall Story Solution: Aware
Overall Story Symptom: Inequity
Overall Story Response: Equity
Overall Story Catalyst: Situation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Interpretation
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Main Character Throughline

Caleb

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Main Character Problem: Self-Aware
Main Character Solution: Aware
Main Character Symptom: Desire
Main Character Response: Ability
Main Character Unique Ability: Evidence
Main Character Critical Flaw: Interdiction
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Ava

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Influence Character Problem: Desire
Influence Character Solution: Ability
Influence Character Symptom: Inequity
Influence Character Response: Equity
Influence Character Unique Ability: Prediction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Suspicion
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Turing Test Tester/Subject

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Interpretation vs. Senses
Relationship Story Problem: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Solution: Aware
Relationship Story Symptom: Perception
Relationship Story Response: Actuality
Relationship Story Catalyst: Senses
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Circumstances
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Becoming
Overall Story Prerequisites: Obtaining
Overall Story Preconditions: Future
Overall Story Forewarnings: Subconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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