Singin’ in the Rain

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Don Lockwood prefers a physical solution to his problem.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Surviving the Transition to Talking Pictures

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Understanding
Overall Story Issue: Senses vs. Interpretation
Overall Story Problem: Perception
Overall Story Solution: Actuality
Overall Story Symptom: Self-Aware
Overall Story Response: Aware
Overall Story Catalyst: Instinct
Overall Story Inhibitor: Sense of Self
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Don Lockwood

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Past
Main Character Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Main Character Problem: Perception
Main Character Solution: Actuality
Main Character Symptom: Change
Main Character Response: Inertia
Main Character Unique Ability: Fate
Main Character Critical Flaw: Falsehood
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Kathy Selden

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Memory
Influence Character Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Influence Character Problem: Desire
Influence Character Solution: Ability
Influence Character Symptom: Self-Aware
Influence Character Response: Aware
Influence Character Unique Ability: Truth
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Destiny
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Star/Wannabe in Love Affair

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Issue: Situation vs. Circumstances
Relationship Story Problem: Inequity
Relationship Story Solution: Equity
Relationship Story Symptom: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Response: Aware
Relationship Story Catalyst: State of Being
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Conditioning
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Being

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Understanding
Overall Story Consequence: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Cost: Memory
Overall Story Dividend: Past
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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