Sophie’s Choice

Storyform

Synopsis: "After spending time with his new neighbors, an aspiring writer realizes they are harboring deep secrets that will forever change him." (IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Stingo uses holistic 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Stingo ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

A young writer becomes part of an unconventional threesome.

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Past
Overall Story Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Overall Story Problem: Perception
Overall Story Solution: Actuality
Overall Story Symptom: Inertia
Overall Story Response: Change
Overall Story Catalyst: Destiny
Overall Story Inhibitor: Truth
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Past
Overall Story Signpost 3: Past
Overall Story Signpost 4: Past

Main Character Throughline

Stingo

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Main Character Issue: Situation vs. Circumstances
Main Character Problem: Perception
Main Character Solution: Actuality
Main Character Symptom: Order
Main Character Response: Chaos
Main Character Unique Ability: Sense of Self
Main Character Critical Flaw: Instinct
Main Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Past
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Sophie

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Understanding
Influence Character Issue: Senses vs. Conditioning
Influence Character Problem: Speculation
Influence Character Solution: Projection
Influence Character Symptom: Inertia
Influence Character Response: Change
Influence Character Unique Ability: Conditioning
Influence Character Critical Flaw: State of Being
Influence Character Benchmark: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Past
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Mismatched Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Memory
Relationship Story Issue: Evidence vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Ability
Relationship Story Solution: Ability
Relationship Story Symptom: Ability
Relationship Story Response: Ability
Relationship Story Catalyst: Ability
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Ability
Relationship Story Benchmark: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Past

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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