Stand By Me

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Gordie LaChance 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Take Credit for Finding the Dead Boy

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Morality vs. Ability
Overall Story Problem: Conscience
Overall Story Solution: Temptation
Overall Story Symptom: Disbelief
Overall Story Response: Faith
Overall Story Catalyst: Ability
Overall Story Inhibitor: Responsibility
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Gordie LaChance

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Main Character Problem: Conscience
Main Character Solution: Temptation
Main Character Symptom: Hinder
Main Character Response: Help
Main Character Unique Ability: Hope
Main Character Critical Flaw: Choice
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Chris Chambers

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Influence Character Problem: Consider
Influence Character Solution: Reconsider
Influence Character Symptom: Disbelief
Influence Character Response: Faith
Influence Character Unique Ability: Delay
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Dream
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Future

Relationship Story Throughline

Best Friends

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Relationship Story Problem: Conscience
Relationship Story Solution: Temptation
Relationship Story Symptom: Uncontrolled
Relationship Story Response: Control
Relationship Story Catalyst: Commitment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Morality
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Being

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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