The Thomas Crown Affair

Storyform for the 1999 Version

SYNOPSIS: "A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Catherine Banning uses holistic 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: Good
Catherine Banning ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

To Catch A Thief

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Skill vs. Experience
Overall Story Problem: Test
Overall Story Solution: Trust
Overall Story Symptom: Cause
Overall Story Response: Effect
Overall Story Catalyst: Enlightenment
Overall Story Inhibitor: Knowledge
Overall Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Learning

Main Character Throughline

Catherine Banning

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Progress
Main Character Issue: Fantasy vs. Fact
Main Character Problem: Test
Main Character Solution: Trust
Main Character Symptom: Unending
Main Character Response: Ending
Main Character Unique Ability: Fantasy
Main Character Critical Flaw: Value
Main Character Benchmark: Future
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Past
Main Character Signpost 3: Progress
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

Thomas Crown

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Preconscious
Influence Character Issue: Worth vs. Value
Influence Character Problem: Unproven
Influence Character Solution: Proven
Influence Character Symptom: Cause
Influence Character Response: Effect
Influence Character Unique Ability: Worth
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Fact
Influence Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

The Thomas Crown "Affair"

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Ability vs. Desire
Relationship Story Problem: Test
Relationship Story Solution: Trust
Relationship Story Symptom: Determination
Relationship Story Response: Expectation
Relationship Story Catalyst: Thought
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Wisdom
Relationship Story Benchmark: Becoming
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: Doing
Overall Story Consequence: Being
Overall Story Cost: Preconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Progress
Overall Story Requirements: Obtaining
Overall Story Prerequisites: Becoming
Overall Story Preconditions: Subconscious
Overall Story Forewarnings: Future

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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