The Vast of Night


Film synopsis: "One night in New Mexico, in the late 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever." (Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Main Character Growth: Stop
Main Character Approach: Do-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Action
Story Limit: Optionlock
Story Outcome: Failure
Story Judgment: Bad

Overall Story Throughline

A strange signal disturbs a NM town one night in the 1950's

Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Past
Overall Story Issue: Destiny vs. Fate
Overall Story Problem: Self-Aware
Overall Story Solution: Aware
Overall Story Symptom: Speculation
Overall Story Response: Projection
Overall Story Catalyst: Interdiction
Overall Story Inhibitor: Conditioning
Overall Story Benchmark: Present
Overall Story Signpost 1: Present
Overall Story Signpost 2: Past
Overall Story Signpost 3: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 4: Future

Main Character Throughline

Fay Crocker

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Understanding
Main Character Issue: Conditioning vs. Instinct
Main Character Problem: Change
Main Character Solution: Inertia
Main Character Symptom: Speculation
Main Character Response: Projection
Main Character Unique Ability: Interpretation
Main Character Critical Flaw: Destiny
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Learning
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 4: Obtaining

Influence Character Throughline

Everett Sloan

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Issue: Sense of Self vs. State of Being
Influence Character Problem: Self-Aware
Influence Character Solution: Aware
Influence Character Symptom: Inequity
Influence Character Response: Equity
Influence Character Unique Ability: Circumstances
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Falsehood
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Being
Influence Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Relationship Story Throughline

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Memory
Relationship Story Issue: Falsehood vs. Truth
Relationship Story Problem: Self-Aware
Relationship Story Solution: Aware
Relationship Story Symptom: Desire
Relationship Story Response: Ability
Relationship Story Catalyst: Suspicion
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Sense of Self
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Subconscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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