Laura

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Mark McPherson maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Mark McPherson uses linear 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
Mark McPherson ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Who Killed "Laura"?

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Sense of Self vs. State of Being
Overall Story Problem: Desire
Overall Story Solution: Ability
Overall Story Symptom: Speculation
Overall Story Response: Projection
Overall Story Catalyst: Circumstances
Overall Story Inhibitor: Falsehood
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Being
Overall Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Main Character Throughline

Mark McPherson

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Falsehood vs. Truth
Main Character Problem: Inequity
Main Character Solution: Equity
Main Character Symptom: Speculation
Main Character Response: Projection
Main Character Unique Ability: Suspicion
Main Character Critical Flaw: Sense of Self
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Laura

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Destiny vs. Fate
Influence Character Problem: Desire
Influence Character Solution: Ability
Influence Character Symptom: Inequity
Influence Character Response: Equity
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interdiction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Conditioning
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Future

Relationship Story Throughline

Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Conditioning vs. Instinct
Relationship Story Problem: Change
Relationship Story Solution: Inertia
Relationship Story Symptom: Speculation
Relationship Story Response: Projection
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interpretation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Destiny
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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