Moonstruck

Storyform

Synopsis: "Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously)."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com 

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Loretta prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Loretta uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

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
Loretta ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Dysfunctional Romantic Relationships within a NYC Italian Family

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Becoming
Overall Story Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Overall Story Problem: Temptation
Overall Story Solution: Conscience
Overall Story Symptom: Control
Overall Story Response: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Catalyst: Obligation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Approach
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Being
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Loretta

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Main Character Problem: Temptation
Main Character Solution: Conscience
Main Character Symptom: Logic
Main Character Response: Feeling
Main Character Unique Ability: Preconception
Main Character Critical Flaw: Closure
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Progress
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Present
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Ronnie

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Romantic Entanglement

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

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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