The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Gerd Wiesler changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Gerd Wiesler uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Decision
In terms of the overall plot, decisions force actions to be taken.

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
Gerd Wiesler ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

State Surveillance of "Seditious Artists"

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Preconditions vs. Prerequisites
Overall Story Problem: Evaluation
Overall Story Solution: Reevaluation
Overall Story Symptom: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Response: Acceptance
Overall Story Catalyst: Prerequisites
Overall Story Inhibitor: Deficiency
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Gerd Wiesler

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Doubt vs. Investigation
Main Character Problem: Evaluation
Main Character Solution: Reevaluation
Main Character Symptom: Production
Main Character Response: Reduction
Main Character Unique Ability: Investigation
Main Character Critical Flaw: Attempt
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Georg Dreyman

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Attempt vs. Work
Influence Character Problem: Proaction
Influence Character Solution: Reaction
Influence Character Symptom: Non-Acceptance
Influence Character Response: Acceptance
Influence Character Unique Ability: Work
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Doubt
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Living Vicariously through Another

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Deficiency vs. Permission
Relationship Story Problem: Certainty
Relationship Story Solution: Potentiality
Relationship Story Symptom: Non-Acceptance
Relationship Story Response: Acceptance
Relationship Story Catalyst: Permission
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Preconditions
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
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: Learning
Overall Story Consequence: Conceiving
Overall Story Cost: Present
Overall Story Dividend: Conscious
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Past
Overall Story Forewarnings: Memory

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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