Pillow Talk

Storyform for the Overall Story in Activities

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 that version manipulations are seen as the source of difficulties. The other way (the one presented below) sees the Overall Story throughline as a problem of physics. In this 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: Start
regarding Jan Morrow, the audience is waiting for something to start.

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

Singles Struggling with Partners

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Overall Story Problem: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Solution: Accurate
Overall Story Symptom: Expectation
Overall Story Response: Determination
Overall Story Catalyst: Skill
Overall Story Inhibitor: Fact
Overall Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Jan Morrow

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Preconscious
Main Character Issue: Worth vs. Value
Main Character Problem: Unending
Main Character Solution: Ending
Main Character Symptom: Expectation
Main Character Response: Determination
Main Character Unique Ability: Confidence
Main Character Critical Flaw: Knowledge
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Brad Allen

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Progress
Influence Character Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Influence Character Problem: Non-Accurate
Influence Character Solution: Accurate
Influence Character Symptom: Proven
Influence Character Response: Unproven
Influence Character Unique Ability: Security
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Wisdom
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Future
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Present
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Love Game

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Test
Relationship Story Solution: Trust
Relationship Story Symptom: Expectation
Relationship Story Response: Determination
Relationship Story Catalyst: Ability
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Value
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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