The French Connection

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Popeye Doyle prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Popeye Doyle 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
Popeye Doyle ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Rooting Out "The French (Heroin) Connection"

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Wisdom vs. Enlightenment
Overall Story Problem: Hunch
Overall Story Solution: Theory
Overall Story Symptom: Unproven
Overall Story Response: Proven
Overall Story Catalyst: Enlightenment
Overall Story Inhibitor: Threat
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Popeye Doyle

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Fact vs. Fantasy
Main Character Problem: Non-Accurate
Main Character Solution: Accurate
Main Character Symptom: Unproven
Main Character Response: Proven
Main Character Unique Ability: Fantasy
Main Character Critical Flaw: Experience
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Future
Main Character Signpost 3: Present
Main Character Signpost 4: Progress

Influence Character Throughline

Buddy Russo

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Value vs. Worth
Influence Character Problem: Hunch
Influence Character Solution: Theory
Influence Character Symptom: Test
Influence Character Response: Trust
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worth
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Desire
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Partners

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Knowledge vs. Thought
Relationship Story Problem: Process
Relationship Story Solution: Result
Relationship Story Symptom: Unproven
Relationship Story Response: Proven
Relationship Story Catalyst: Thought
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Worry
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
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: Preconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Conscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Present

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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