What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?


SYNOPSIS: "A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Baby Jane Hudson prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Baby Jane Hudson 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: Good
Baby Jane Hudson ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Breaking Away from Baby Jane

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Issue: Situation vs. Circumstances
Overall Story Problem: Perception
Overall Story Solution: Actuality
Overall Story Symptom: Chaos
Overall Story Response: Order
Overall Story Catalyst: Circumstances
Overall Story Inhibitor: Falsehood
Overall Story Benchmark: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Overall Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Being
Overall Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Main Character Throughline

Baby Jane Hudson

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Memory
Main Character Issue: Suspicion vs. Evidence
Main Character Problem: Change
Main Character Solution: Inertia
Main Character Symptom: Chaos
Main Character Response: Order
Main Character Unique Ability: Suspicion
Main Character Critical Flaw: Sense of Self
Main Character Benchmark: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Memory
Main Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Influence Character Throughline

Blanche Hudson

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Past
Influence Character Issue: Interdiction vs. Prediction
Influence Character Problem: Perception
Influence Character Solution: Actuality
Influence Character Symptom: Change
Influence Character Response: Inertia
Influence Character Unique Ability: Interdiction
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Conditioning
Influence Character Benchmark: Future
Influence Character Signpost 1: Present
Influence Character Signpost 2: Past
Influence Character Signpost 3: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 4: Future

Relationship Story Throughline

Co-Dependent Sisters

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Understanding
Relationship Story Issue: Senses vs. Interpretation
Relationship Story Problem: Perception
Relationship Story Solution: Actuality
Relationship Story Symptom: Ability
Relationship Story Response: Aware
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interpretation
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Destiny
Relationship Story Benchmark: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Learning
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Doing

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Consequence: Understanding
Overall Story Cost: Past
Overall Story Dividend: Memory
Overall Story Requirements: Becoming
Overall Story Prerequisites: Obtaining
Overall Story Preconditions: Future
Overall Story Forewarnings: Subconscious

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