My Best Friend’s Wedding

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "When a woman's long-time friend says he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself... and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

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

Story Limit: Timelock
The story climax occurs because time has run out.

Story Outcome: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Michael's Wedding

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Overall Story Problem: Oppose
Overall Story Solution: Support
Overall Story Symptom: Help
Overall Story Response: Hinder
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Obligation
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Jules

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Main Character Problem: Oppose
Main Character Solution: Support
Main Character Symptom: Faith
Main Character Response: Disbelief
Main Character Unique Ability: Closure
Main Character Critical Flaw: Preconception
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Michael

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Influence Character Problem: Uncontrolled
Influence Character Solution: Control
Influence Character Symptom: Help
Influence Character Response: Hinder
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

Friends or Lovers?

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Relationship Story Problem: Oppose
Relationship Story Solution: Support
Relationship Story Symptom: Consider
Relationship Story Response: Reconsider
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attitude
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

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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