The Apartment


SYNOPSIS: "A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
C.C. "Bud" Baxter changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding C.C. "Bud" Baxter, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
C.C. "Bud" Baxter prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
C.C. "Bud" Baxter 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
C.C. "Bud" Baxter ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

The Apartment as a Sex Den

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Progress
Overall Story Issue: Threat vs. Security
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Hunch
Overall Story Response: Theory
Overall Story Catalyst: Security
Overall Story Inhibitor: Worry
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

C.C. "Bud" Baxter

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Being
Main Character Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Main Character Problem: Expectation
Main Character Solution: Determination
Main Character Symptom: Test
Main Character Response: Trust
Main Character Unique Ability: Ability
Main Character Critical Flaw: Experience
Main Character Benchmark: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 2: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 3: Conceiving
Main Character Signpost 4: Being

Influence Character Throughline

Fran Kubelik

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Doing
Influence Character Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Influence Character Problem: Proven
Influence Character Solution: Unproven
Influence Character Symptom: Hunch
Influence Character Response: Theory
Influence Character Unique Ability: Skill
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Desire
Influence Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 1: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Influence Character Signpost 4: Learning

Relationship Story Throughline

Struggling-to-Bud Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Preconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Relationship Story Problem: Expectation
Relationship Story Solution: Determination
Relationship Story Symptom: Unending
Relationship Story Response: Ending
Relationship Story Catalyst: Confidence
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Threat
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Progress
Overall Story Consequence: Preconscious
Overall Story Cost: Doing
Overall Story Dividend: Being
Overall Story Requirements: Future
Overall Story Prerequisites: Subconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Obtaining
Overall Story Forewarnings: Becoming

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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