Peyton Place


SYNOPSIS: "A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Allison MacKenzie uses holistic 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
Allison MacKenzie ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Preconscious
Overall Story Issue: Worth vs. Value
Overall Story Problem: Unending
Overall Story Solution: Ending
Overall Story Symptom: Expectation
Overall Story Response: Determination
Overall Story Catalyst: Confidence
Overall Story Inhibitor: Knowledge
Overall Story Benchmark: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline

Allison MacKenzie

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Doing
Main Character Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Main Character Problem: Non-Accurate
Main Character Solution: Accurate
Main Character Symptom: Expectation
Main Character Response: Determination
Main Character Unique Ability: Skill
Main Character Critical Flaw: Fact
Main Character Benchmark: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 1: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 2: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 3: Doing
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

Constance MacKenzie

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Influence Character Problem: Unending
Influence Character Solution: Ending
Influence Character Symptom: Theory
Influence Character Response: Hunch
Influence Character Unique Ability: Ability
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Value
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceiving

Relationship Story Throughline


Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Progress
Relationship Story Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Relationship Story Problem: Hunch
Relationship Story Solution: Theory
Relationship Story Symptom: Expectation
Relationship Story Response: Determination
Relationship Story Catalyst: Security
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Wisdom
Relationship Story Benchmark: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Present

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Preconscious
Overall Story Consequence: Progress
Overall Story Cost: Being
Overall Story Dividend: Doing
Overall Story Requirements: Memory
Overall Story Prerequisites: Past
Overall Story Preconditions: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Forewarnings: Understanding

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