The Palm Beach Story

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Gerry Jeffers prefers a physical solution to his problem.

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

Overall Story Throughline

Getting Funding for Tom's Airport Idea

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Overall Story Problem: Logic
Overall Story Solution: Feeling
Overall Story Symptom: Consider
Overall Story Response: Reconsider
Overall Story Catalyst: Morality
Overall Story Inhibitor: Commitment
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Gerry Jeffers

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Main Character Problem: Logic
Main Character Solution: Feeling
Main Character Symptom: Conscience
Main Character Response: Temptation
Main Character Unique Ability: Choice
Main Character Critical Flaw: Hope
Main Character Benchmark: Present
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Past

Influence Character Throughline

Tom Jeffers

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Influence Character Problem: Pursuit
Influence Character Solution: Avoid
Influence Character Symptom: Consider
Influence Character Response: Reconsider
Influence Character Unique Ability: Dream
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Delay
Influence Character Benchmark: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Struggling Marriage

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Relationship Story Problem: Support
Relationship Story Solution: Oppose
Relationship Story Symptom: Consider
Relationship Story Response: Reconsider
Relationship Story Catalyst: Responsibility
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Self-Interest
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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