West Side Story

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Tony maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Tony uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Timelock
The story climax occurs because time has run out.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Bad
Tony ultimately fails in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Gang Wars

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Doing
Overall Story Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Overall Story Problem: Expectation
Overall Story Solution: Determination
Overall Story Symptom: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Response: Accurate
Overall Story Catalyst: Enlightenment
Overall Story Inhibitor: Threat
Overall Story Benchmark: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Tony

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Preconscious
Main Character Issue: Worry vs. Confidence
Main Character Problem: Result
Main Character Solution: Process
Main Character Symptom: Non-Accurate
Main Character Response: Accurate
Main Character Unique Ability: Worth
Main Character Critical Flaw: Desire
Main Character Benchmark: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Memory
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Maria

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Progress
Influence Character Issue: Threat vs. Security
Influence Character Problem: Expectation
Influence Character Solution: Determination
Influence Character Symptom: Hunch
Influence Character Response: Theory
Influence Character Unique Ability: Fantasy
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Experience
Influence Character Benchmark: Present
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Doomed Love Affair

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Being
Relationship Story Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Relationship Story Problem: Effect
Relationship Story Solution: Cause
Relationship Story Symptom: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Response: Accurate
Relationship Story Catalyst: Thought
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Worry
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: Doing
Overall Story Consequence: Being
Overall Story Cost: Progress
Overall Story Dividend: Preconscious
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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