Kramer vs. Kramer

Storyform

Synopsis: "Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation." (source IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Kramer vs. Kramer

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Overall Story Problem: Consider
Overall Story Solution: Reconsider
Overall Story Symptom: Logic
Overall Story Response: Feeling
Overall Story Catalyst: Self-Interest
Overall Story Inhibitor: Responsibility
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Ted

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Main Character Problem: Consider
Main Character Solution: Reconsider
Main Character Symptom: Faith
Main Character Response: Disbelief
Main Character Unique Ability: Delay
Main Character Critical Flaw: Dream
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Present
Main Character Signpost 3: Progress
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

Billy

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Influence Character Problem: Control
Influence Character Solution: Uncontrolled
Influence Character Symptom: Logic
Influence Character Response: Feeling
Influence Character Unique Ability: Hope
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Choice
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Becoming a Single Parent Family

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Relationship Story Problem: Help
Relationship Story Solution: Hinder
Relationship Story Symptom: Logic
Relationship Story Response: Feeling
Relationship Story Catalyst: Commitment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Morality
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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