His Girl Friday

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Hildy uses holistic 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
Hildy ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Saving the Convicted Murderer

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Future
Overall Story Issue: Delay vs. Choice
Overall Story Problem: Oppose
Overall Story Solution: Support
Overall Story Symptom: Avoid
Overall Story Response: Pursuit
Overall Story Catalyst: Choice
Overall Story Inhibitor: Hope
Overall Story Benchmark: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Future
Overall Story Signpost 3: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Hildy

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Obtaining
Main Character Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Main Character Problem: Oppose
Main Character Solution: Support
Main Character Symptom: Hinder
Main Character Response: Help
Main Character Unique Ability: Morality
Main Character Critical Flaw: Commitment
Main Character Benchmark: Doing
Main Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

Walter

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Sparring Journalists

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

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: Progress
Overall Story Prerequisites: Preconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Being
Overall Story Forewarnings: Doing

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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