Ghostbusters

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Dr. Peter Venkman maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Dr. Peter Venkman, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Dr. Peter Venkman prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Dr. Peter Venkman 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
Dr. Peter Venkman ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Accurate
Overall Story Response: Non-Accurate
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

Dr. Peter Venkman

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Preconscious
Main Character Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Main Character Problem: Process
Main Character Solution: Result
Main Character Symptom: Accurate
Main Character Response: Non-Accurate
Main Character Unique Ability: Confidence
Main Character Critical Flaw: Knowledge
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Dana Barrett

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Unlikely Couple

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Cause
Relationship Story Solution: Effect
Relationship Story Symptom: Accurate
Relationship Story Response: Non-Accurate
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: Progress
Overall Story Dividend: Preconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Obtaining
Overall Story Prerequisites: Becoming
Overall Story Preconditions: Future
Overall Story Forewarnings: Subconscious

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