Minority Report

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding John Anderton, the audience is waiting for something to start.

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Finding Flaws in PreCrime

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Self-Interest vs. Morality
Overall Story Problem: Control
Overall Story Solution: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Symptom: Avoid
Overall Story Response: Pursuit
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Obligation
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

John Anderton

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

Influence Character Throughline

Agatha

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Delay vs. Choice
Influence Character Problem: Support
Influence Character Solution: Oppose
Influence Character Symptom: Avoid
Influence Character Response: Pursuit
Influence Character Unique Ability: Openness
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Denial
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Future

Relationship Story Throughline

Re-forming a Family

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Commitment vs. Responsibility
Relationship Story Problem: Faith
Relationship Story Solution: Disbelief
Relationship Story Symptom: Avoid
Relationship Story Response: Pursuit
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attitude
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Future
Overall Story Dividend: Subconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Doing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Being
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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