The Bourne Identity

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Jason Bourne maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Figuring out What is Going on With the Assassin

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

Main Character Throughline

Jason Bourne

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

Influence Character Throughline

Marie

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

Relationship Story Throughline

Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Issue: Situation vs. Circumstances
Relationship Story Problem: Equity
Relationship Story Solution: Inequity
Relationship Story Symptom: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Response: Aware
Relationship Story Catalyst: State of Being
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Evidence
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
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: Understanding
Overall Story Consequence: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Obtaining
Overall Story Prerequisites: Becoming
Overall Story Preconditions: Future
Overall Story Forewarnings: Subconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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