Lone Star

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Story Judgment: Good
Sam Deeds ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

"Us" vs. "Them"

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Memory
Overall Story Issue: Falsehood vs. Truth
Overall Story Problem: Inequity
Overall Story Solution: Equity
Overall Story Symptom: Speculation
Overall Story Response: Projection
Overall Story Catalyst: Suspicion
Overall Story Inhibitor: Prediction
Overall Story Benchmark: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 2: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Preconscious

Main Character Throughline

Sam Deeds

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Main Character Issue: Circumstances vs. Situation
Main Character Problem: Inequity
Main Character Solution: Equity
Main Character Symptom: Ability
Main Character Response: Aware
Main Character Unique Ability: Circumstances
Main Character Critical Flaw: Senses
Main Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 1: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 2: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 4: Being

Influence Character Throughline

Pilar Cruz

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Understanding
Influence Character Issue: Interpretation vs. Senses
Influence Character Problem: Change
Influence Character Solution: Inertia
Influence Character Symptom: Speculation
Influence Character Response: Projection
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interpretation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Situation
Influence Character Benchmark: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 1: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 2: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 3: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 4: Obtaining

Relationship Story Throughline

The "Forbidden" Relationship

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Past
Relationship Story Issue: Destiny vs. Fate
Relationship Story Problem: Inequity
Relationship Story Solution: Equity
Relationship Story Symptom: Desire
Relationship Story Response: Ability
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interdiction
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Evidence
Relationship Story Benchmark: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Future

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Memory
Overall Story Consequence: Past
Overall Story Cost: Understanding
Overall Story Dividend: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Requirements: Conscious
Overall Story Prerequisites: Present
Overall Story Preconditions: Learning
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conceiving

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