Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Finding a Body for the Boxer

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Future
Overall Story Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Overall Story Problem: Disbelief
Overall Story Solution: Faith
Overall Story Symptom: Reconsider
Overall Story Response: Consider
Overall Story Catalyst: Delay
Overall Story Inhibitor: Approach
Overall Story Benchmark: Past
Overall Story Signpost 1: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 2: Future
Overall Story Signpost 3: Present
Overall Story Signpost 4: Past

Main Character Throughline

Joe Pendleton

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Obtaining
Main Character Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Main Character Problem: Feeling
Main Character Solution: Logic
Main Character Symptom: Reconsider
Main Character Response: Consider
Main Character Unique Ability: Ability
Main Character Critical Flaw: Openness
Main Character Benchmark: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 1: Learning
Main Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 4: Doing

Influence Character Throughline

Bette Logan

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Becoming
Influence Character Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Influence Character Problem: Disbelief
Influence Character Solution: Faith
Influence Character Symptom: Avoid
Influence Character Response: Pursuit
Influence Character Unique Ability: Commitment
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Closure
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Being
Influence Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Relationship Story Throughline

The Love Story

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Subconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Relationship Story Problem: Avoid
Relationship Story Solution: Pursuit
Relationship Story Symptom: Reconsider
Relationship Story Response: Consider
Relationship Story Catalyst: Hope
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Rationalization
Relationship Story Benchmark: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Memory

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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