The Omen

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son?"  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Richard Thorne prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Richard Thorne 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: Failure
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is not achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Richard Thorne ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Kill the Anti-Christ

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Past
Overall Story Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Overall Story Problem: Change
Overall Story Solution: Inertia
Overall Story Symptom: Actuality
Overall Story Response: Perception
Overall Story Catalyst: Interdiction
Overall Story Inhibitor: Evidence
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Present
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Past

Main Character Throughline

Richard Thorne

Main Character Throughline: Psychology
Main Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Main Character Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Main Character Problem: Change
Main Character Solution: Inertia
Main Character Symptom: Knowledge
Main Character Response: Thought
Main Character Unique Ability: Circumstances
Main Character Critical Flaw: Senses
Main Character Benchmark: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 1: Being
Main Character Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Main Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Main Character Signpost 4: Conceiving

Influence Character Throughline

Kathy/Priest/Photographer

Influence Character Throughline: Physics
Influence Character Concern: Understanding
Influence Character Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Influence Character Problem: Ability
Influence Character Solution: Aware
Influence Character Symptom: Actuality
Influence Character Response: Perception
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interpretation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Situation
Influence Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 1: Doing
Influence Character Signpost 2: Obtaining
Influence Character Signpost 3: Learning
Influence Character Signpost 4: Understanding

Relationship Story Throughline

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Memory
Relationship Story Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Relationship Story Problem: Change
Relationship Story Solution: Inertia
Relationship Story Symptom: Order
Relationship Story Response: Chaos
Relationship Story Catalyst: Suspicion
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Prediction
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Memory

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Past
Overall Story Consequence: Memory
Overall Story Cost: Understanding
Overall Story Dividend: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Requirements: Future
Overall Story Prerequisites: Subconscious
Overall Story Preconditions: Obtaining
Overall Story Forewarnings: Becoming

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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