The Exorcist

Storyform for the Chris McNeil as Main Character Story

This was an alternative choice for The Exorcist with Chris McNeil as the Main Character and Father Damian Karras as the Influence Character. Our first choice for storyform had Father Karras as the Main Character and Chris McNeil, several priests, and the demon itself acting as the Influence Character(s).

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Chris McNeil, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Chris McNeil prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Chris McNeil uses holistic 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
Chris McNeil ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Demon in the Girl

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Future
Overall Story Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Overall Story Problem: Disbelief
Overall Story Solution: Faith
Overall Story Symptom: Reconsider
Overall Story Response: Consider
Overall Story Catalyst: Choice
Overall Story Inhibitor: Attitude
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Present
Overall Story Signpost 2: Past
Overall Story Signpost 3: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 4: Future

Main Character Throughline

Chris McNeil

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Obtaining
Main Character Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Main Character Problem: Feeling
Main Character Solution: Logic
Main Character Symptom: Reconsider
Main Character Response: Consider
Main Character Unique Ability: Morality
Main Character Critical Flaw: Preconception
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 2: Learning
Main Character Signpost 3: Doing
Main Character Signpost 4: Obtaining

Influence Character Throughline

Fr. Damian Karras

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Becoming
Influence Character Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Influence Character Problem: Disbelief
Influence Character Solution: Faith
Influence Character Symptom: Avoid
Influence Character Response: Pursuit
Influence Character Unique Ability: Responsibility
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Denial
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceiving

Relationship Story Throughline

Psychiatry vs. Religion

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Subconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Relationship Story Problem: Avoid
Relationship Story Solution: Pursuit
Relationship Story Symptom: Reconsider
Relationship Story Response: Consider
Relationship Story Catalyst: Dream
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Obligation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Subconscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Future
Overall Story Consequence: Subconscious
Overall Story Cost: Becoming
Overall Story Dividend: Obtaining
Overall Story Requirements: Present
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Conceiving
Overall Story Forewarnings: Learning

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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