Moulin Rouge!

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Christian uses holistic 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: Bad
Christian ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Making Over the Moulin Rouge

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: Uncontrolled
Overall Story Response: Control
Overall Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Overall Story Inhibitor: Hope
Overall Story Benchmark: Being
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Christian

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

Influence Character Throughline

Satine

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Romance/Love Story

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Morality vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Temptation
Relationship Story Solution: Conscience
Relationship Story Symptom: Disbelief
Relationship Story Response: Faith
Relationship Story Catalyst: Approach
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Delay
Relationship Story Benchmark: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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