La Dolce Vita

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Marcello 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Futile Search for Meaning, Love, & Attention

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Need vs. Expediency
Overall Story Problem: Reaction
Overall Story Solution: Proaction
Overall Story Symptom: Induction
Overall Story Response: Deduction
Overall Story Catalyst: Expediency
Overall Story Inhibitor: Strategy
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Marcello

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Investigation vs. Doubt
Main Character Problem: Reaction
Main Character Solution: Proaction
Main Character Symptom: Potentiality
Main Character Response: Certainty
Main Character Unique Ability: Reappraisal
Main Character Critical Flaw: Attraction
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Memory

Influence Character Throughline

Emma

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Work vs. Attempt
Influence Character Problem: Potentiality
Influence Character Solution: Certainty
Influence Character Symptom: Induction
Influence Character Response: Deduction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Repulsion
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Appraisal
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Devolving Relationship

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Strategy vs. Analysis
Relationship Story Problem: Reaction
Relationship Story Solution: Proaction
Relationship Story Symptom: Protection
Relationship Story Response: Inaction
Relationship Story Catalyst: Analysis
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Need
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceiving
Overall Story Consequence: Learning
Overall Story Cost: Present
Overall Story Dividend: Conscious
Overall Story Requirements: Becoming
Overall Story Prerequisites: Obtaining
Overall Story Preconditions: Future
Overall Story Forewarnings: Subconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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