Synopsis:  "The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core." (Source: IMDB.COM)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
"Robby" Robinson maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
"Robby" Robinson prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
"Robby" Robinson uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

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
"Robby" Robinson ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Investigating Pedophile Priests

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Prerequisites vs. Preconditions
Overall Story Problem: Potentiality
Overall Story Solution: Certainty
Overall Story Symptom: Probability
Overall Story Response: Possibility
Overall Story Catalyst: Strategy
Overall Story Inhibitor: Work
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

"Robby" Robinson

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Appraisal vs. Reappraisal
Main Character Problem: Protection
Main Character Solution: Inaction
Main Character Symptom: Probability
Main Character Response: Possibility
Main Character Unique Ability: Appraisal
Main Character Critical Flaw: Permission
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Memory
Main Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Jim Sullivan et al

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Attraction vs. Repulsion
Influence Character Problem: Potentiality
Influence Character Solution: Certainty
Influence Character Symptom: Deduction
Influence Character Response: Induction
Influence Character Unique Ability: Attraction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Prerequisites
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Long Time Friends

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Permission vs. Deficiency
Relationship Story Problem: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Solution: Evaluation
Relationship Story Symptom: Probability
Relationship Story Response: Possibility
Relationship Story Catalyst: Need
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Investigation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
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: Learning
Overall Story Consequence: Conceiving
Overall Story Cost: Present
Overall Story Dividend: Conscious
Overall Story Requirements: Doing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Being
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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