The Postman (Il Postino)

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Story Judgment: Good
Mario ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Clashing Ideologies

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Permission vs. Deficiency
Overall Story Problem: Acceptance
Overall Story Solution: Non-Acceptance
Overall Story Symptom: Potentiality
Overall Story Response: Certainty
Overall Story Catalyst: Deficiency
Overall Story Inhibitor: Prerequisites
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Being

Main Character Throughline

Mario

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

Influence Character Throughline

Pablo Neruda

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Conscious
Influence Character Issue: Appraisal vs. Reappraisal
Influence Character Problem: Proaction
Influence Character Solution: Reaction
Influence Character Symptom: Potentiality
Influence Character Response: Certainty
Influence Character Unique Ability: Doubt
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Work
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Preconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Learning about Poetry

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

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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