The Sixth Sense


This storyform represents the second and more accurate group analysis of this film. For an in-depth discussion as to the changes made and the reasons why, please visit The Sixth Sense Re-Analysis in our Discuss Dramatica section.

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Malcolm Crowe 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
Malcolm Crowe ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

What's The Matter With Cole?

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Understanding
Overall Story Issue: Senses vs. Interpretation
Overall Story Problem: Perception
Overall Story Solution: Actuality
Overall Story Symptom: Aware
Overall Story Response: Self-Aware
Overall Story Catalyst: Interpretation
Overall Story Inhibitor: Situation
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

Malcolm Crowe

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Truth vs. Falsehood
Main Character Problem: Perception
Main Character Solution: Actuality
Main Character Symptom: Knowledge
Main Character Response: Thought
Main Character Unique Ability: Suspicion
Main Character Critical Flaw: Prediction
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Cole Sear

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Fate vs. Destiny
Influence Character Problem: Speculation
Influence Character Solution: Projection
Influence Character Symptom: Aware
Influence Character Response: Self-Aware
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interdiction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Evidence
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Moving On

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Issue: Situation vs. Circumstances
Relationship Story Problem: Inequity
Relationship Story Solution: Equity
Relationship Story Symptom: Aware
Relationship Story Response: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Catalyst: Circumstances
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Senses
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: Understanding
Overall Story Consequence: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Learning
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceiving
Overall Story Preconditions: Present
Overall Story Forewarnings: Conscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics


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