The House of Yes


SYNOPSIS: "A mentally unbalanced young woman (who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy) flips into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he's engaged."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Jackie-O prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Jackie-O 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
Jackie-O ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Memory of the Day JFK Died

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Memory
Overall Story Issue: Truth vs. Falsehood
Overall Story Problem: Perception
Overall Story Solution: Actuality
Overall Story Symptom: Knowledge
Overall Story Response: Thought
Overall Story Catalyst: Falsehood
Overall Story Inhibitor: Circumstances
Overall Story Benchmark: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline


Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Understanding
Main Character Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Main Character Problem: Desire
Main Character Solution: Ability
Main Character Symptom: Knowledge
Main Character Response: Thought
Main Character Unique Ability: Conditioning
Main Character Critical Flaw: Interdiction
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Doing
Main Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline


Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Influence Character Problem: Perception
Influence Character Solution: Actuality
Influence Character Symptom: Order
Influence Character Response: Chaos
Influence Character Unique Ability: Sense of Self
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Suspicion
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

Brother/Sister Twins

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Past
Relationship Story Issue: Fate vs. Destiny
Relationship Story Problem: Chaos
Relationship Story Solution: Order
Relationship Story Symptom: Knowledge
Relationship Story Response: Thought
Relationship Story Catalyst: Destiny
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Interpretation
Relationship Story Benchmark: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Future
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Present

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Memory
Overall Story Consequence: Past
Overall Story Cost: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Dividend: Understanding
Overall Story Requirements: Conscious
Overall Story Prerequisites: Present
Overall Story Preconditions: Conceiving
Overall Story Forewarnings: Learning

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