Memento

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without his short-term memory loss being an obstacle."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Leonard 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: Bad
Leonard ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Finding a Way to Exact Revenge through Manipulating Others

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Circumstances vs. Situation
Overall Story Problem: Equity
Overall Story Solution: Inequity
Overall Story Symptom: Aware
Overall Story Response: Ability
Overall Story Catalyst: Situation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Truth
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Leonard

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Main Character Problem: Ability
Main Character Solution: Desire
Main Character Symptom: Aware
Main Character Response: Ability
Main Character Unique Ability: Evidence
Main Character Critical Flaw: State of Being
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Teddy (John G.)

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Partners in Crime

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Interpretation vs. Senses
Relationship Story Problem: Actuality
Relationship Story Solution: Perception
Relationship Story Symptom: Aware
Relationship Story Response: Ability
Relationship Story Catalyst: Senses
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Fate
Relationship Story Benchmark: Learning
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: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Conceiving
Overall Story Prerequisites: Learning
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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