In the Company of Men

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Manipulating Others Because You Can

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Being
Overall Story Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Overall Story Problem: Accurate
Overall Story Solution: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Symptom: Effect
Overall Story Response: Cause
Overall Story Catalyst: Knowledge
Overall Story Inhibitor: Enlightenment
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Being

Main Character Throughline

Howard

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

Influence Character Throughline

Chad

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Progress
Influence Character Issue: Threat vs. Security
Influence Character Problem: Result
Influence Character Solution: Process
Influence Character Symptom: Effect
Influence Character Response: Cause
Influence Character Unique Ability: Fact
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Worth
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

The "Dating" Game

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Doing
Relationship Story Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Relationship Story Problem: Trust
Relationship Story Solution: Test
Relationship Story Symptom: Effect
Relationship Story Response: Cause
Relationship Story Catalyst: Wisdom
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Thought
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
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: Being
Overall Story Consequence: Doing
Overall Story Cost: Progress
Overall Story Dividend: Preconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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