The Dark Knight

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Batman/Bruce Wayne changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Batman/Bruce Wayne, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Batman/Bruce Wayne prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Batman/Bruce Wayne 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: Bad
Batman/Bruce Wayne ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Stop the Joker from Creating Havoc

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Enlightenment vs. Wisdom
Overall Story Problem: Process
Overall Story Solution: Result
Overall Story Symptom: Unending
Overall Story Response: Ending
Overall Story Catalyst: Experience
Overall Story Inhibitor: Ability
Overall Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Security vs. Threat
Main Character Problem: Process
Main Character Solution: Result
Main Character Symptom: Cause
Main Character Response: Effect
Main Character Unique Ability: Threat
Main Character Critical Flaw: Confidence
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

The Joker/Harvey Dent

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Confidence vs. Worry
Influence Character Problem: Determination
Influence Character Solution: Expectation
Influence Character Symptom: Unending
Influence Character Response: Ending
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worry
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Security
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 3: Past
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Two Faces: Public/Private

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Thought vs. Knowledge
Relationship Story Problem: Hunch
Relationship Story Solution: Theory
Relationship Story Symptom: Unending
Relationship Story Response: Ending
Relationship Story Catalyst: Desire
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Skill
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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