The Bucket List

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

Two Cancer Patients Live It Up

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Enlightenment vs. Wisdom
Overall Story Problem: Result
Overall Story Solution: Process
Overall Story Symptom: Unending
Overall Story Response: Ending
Overall Story Catalyst: Wisdom
Overall Story Inhibitor: Security
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

Carter

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Preconscious
Main Character Issue: Worth vs. Value
Main Character Problem: Expectation
Main Character Solution: Determination
Main Character Symptom: Unending
Main Character Response: Ending
Main Character Unique Ability: Value
Main Character Critical Flaw: Ability
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

Edward

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Progress
Influence Character Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Influence Character Problem: Result
Influence Character Solution: Process
Influence Character Symptom: Cause
Influence Character Response: Effect
Influence Character Unique Ability: Fact
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Skill
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

Unusual Buddies

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Thought vs. Knowledge
Relationship Story Problem: Theory
Relationship Story Solution: Hunch
Relationship Story Symptom: Unending
Relationship Story Response: Ending
Relationship Story Catalyst: Knowledge
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Confidence
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: Doing
Overall Story Consequence: Being
Overall Story Cost: Progress
Overall Story Dividend: Preconscious
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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