The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains."  Synopsis Source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Dobbs uses linear 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: Bad
Dobbs ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Getting Lots of Money

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: Attitude
Overall Story Inhibitor: Rationalization
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Dobbs

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: Preconception
Main Character Critical Flaw: Closure
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Past
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Future
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Curtain

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: Denial
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Openness
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Memory

Relationship Story Throughline

Partners

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Relationship Story Problem: Logic
Relationship Story Solution: Feeling
Relationship Story Symptom: Help
Relationship Story Response: Hinder
Relationship Story Catalyst: Obligation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Approach
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

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: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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