Pillow Talk

Storyform for the Overall Story in Psychology

There are two ways of looking at Pillow Talk. The first sees the Overall Story Throughline--the part about Singles Struggling with Partners--as a problem with psychology. In this version (the one presented below) manipulations are seen as the source of difficulties. The other way sees the Overall Story throughline as a problem of physics. In that version activities are seen as the source of difficulties.  SYNOPSIS: "A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Struggling with Singles Partners

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Becoming
Overall Story Issue: Commitment vs. Responsibility
Overall Story Problem: Faith
Overall Story Solution: Disbelief
Overall Story Symptom: Pursuit
Overall Story Response: Avoid
Overall Story Catalyst: Responsibility
Overall Story Inhibitor: Denial
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Jan Morrow

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: Dream
Main Character Critical Flaw: Obligation
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Brad Allen

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Influence Character Problem: Faith
Influence Character Solution: Disbelief
Influence Character Symptom: Consider
Influence Character Response: Reconsider
Influence Character Unique Ability: Choice
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Attitude
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Love Game

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Obtaining
Relationship Story Issue: Self-Interest vs. Morality
Relationship Story Problem: Control
Relationship Story Solution: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Symptom: Pursuit
Relationship Story Response: Avoid
Relationship Story Catalyst: Morality
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Preconception
Relationship Story Benchmark: Understanding
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: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Understanding
Overall Story Preconditions: Past
Overall Story Forewarnings: Memory

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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