Shall We Dansu?

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Mr. Sugiyama prefers a physical solution to his problem.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Finding Joy Through Dance

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: Oppose
Overall Story Response: Support
Overall Story Catalyst: Obligation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Dream
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Mr. Sugiyama

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

Influence Character Throughline

Mai

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Hope vs. Dream
Influence Character Problem: Consider
Influence Character Solution: Reconsider
Influence Character Symptom: Avoid
Influence Character Response: Pursuit
Influence Character Unique Ability: Denial
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Responsibility
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Teacher/Student, Mysterious Attraction

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: Oppose
Relationship Story Response: Support
Relationship Story Catalyst: Attitude
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Choice
Relationship Story Benchmark: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Becoming
Overall Story Consequence: Obtaining
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Understanding
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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