The Quiet Man

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Sean 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
Sean ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

A Yankee Settling in an Irish Town

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Overall Story Problem: Support
Overall Story Solution: Oppose
Overall Story Symptom: Hinder
Overall Story Response: Help
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Obligation
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

Sean

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Dream vs. Hope
Main Character Problem: Support
Main Character Solution: Oppose
Main Character Symptom: Disbelief
Main Character Response: Faith
Main Character Unique Ability: Closure
Main Character Critical Flaw: Preconception
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

Mary Kate

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Choice vs. Delay
Influence Character Problem: Control
Influence Character Solution: Uncontrolled
Influence Character Symptom: Hinder
Influence Character Response: Help
Influence Character Unique Ability: Openness
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Denial
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

Fiery Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Relationship Story Problem: Logic
Relationship Story Solution: Feeling
Relationship Story Symptom: Hinder
Relationship Story Response: Help
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Attitude
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: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Future
Overall Story Dividend: Subconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Past
Overall Story Forewarnings: Memory

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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