Notting Hill

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Making Relationships Work

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

Main Character Throughline

William Thacker

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Main Character Problem: Consider
Main Character Solution: Reconsider
Main Character Symptom: Pursuit
Main Character Response: Avoid
Main Character Unique Ability: Denial
Main Character Critical Flaw: Openness
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

Anna Scott

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Getting Together

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Relationship Story Problem: Help
Relationship Story Solution: Hinder
Relationship Story Symptom: Support
Relationship Story Response: Oppose
Relationship Story Catalyst: Attitude
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Rationalization
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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