Kolya

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. She takes advantage of the situation to emigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather - Louka."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

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

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
Louka ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Occupied Czechoslovakia

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Progress
Overall Story Issue: Threat vs. Security
Overall Story Problem: Determination
Overall Story Solution: Expectation
Overall Story Symptom: Hunch
Overall Story Response: Theory
Overall Story Catalyst: Security
Overall Story Inhibitor: Worry
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Present
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Past
Overall Story Signpost 4: Future

Main Character Throughline

Louka

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Doing
Main Character Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Main Character Problem: Determination
Main Character Solution: Expectation
Main Character Symptom: Non-Accurate
Main Character Response: Accurate
Main Character Unique Ability: Skill
Main Character Critical Flaw: Desire
Main Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 1: Learning
Main Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 4: Doing

Influence Character Throughline

Kolya

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Influence Character Problem: Unending
Influence Character Solution: Ending
Influence Character Symptom: Hunch
Influence Character Response: Theory
Influence Character Unique Ability: Ability
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Experience
Influence Character Benchmark: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 1: Being
Influence Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Stepfather/Stepson Relationship

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Preconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Relationship Story Problem: Test
Relationship Story Solution: Trust
Relationship Story Symptom: Hunch
Relationship Story Response: Theory
Relationship Story Catalyst: Confidence
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Threat
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
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: Progress
Overall Story Consequence: Preconscious
Overall Story Cost: Being
Overall Story Dividend: Doing
Overall Story Requirements: Future
Overall Story Prerequisites: Subconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Becoming
Overall Story Forewarnings: Obtaining

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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