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SYNOPSIS: "The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid over-night bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Howard 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: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Howard ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Getting the Grant

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: Reconsider
Overall Story Response: Consider
Overall Story Catalyst: Ability
Overall Story Inhibitor: Responsibility
Overall Story Benchmark: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Howard

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Subconscious
Main Character Issue: Hope vs. Dream
Main Character Problem: Logic
Main Character Solution: Feeling
Main Character Symptom: Uncontrolled
Main Character Response: Control
Main Character Unique Ability: Hope
Main Character Critical Flaw: Choice
Main Character Benchmark: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Julie

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Future
Influence Character Issue: Delay vs. Choice
Influence Character Problem: Faith
Influence Character Solution: Disbelief
Influence Character Symptom: Reconsider
Influence Character Response: Consider
Influence Character Unique Ability: Delay
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Dream
Influence Character Benchmark: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 1: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 2: Future
Influence Character Signpost 3: Present
Influence Character Signpost 4: Past

Relationship Story Throughline

Making Opposites Attract

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Relationship Story Problem: Support
Relationship Story Solution: Oppose
Relationship Story Symptom: Reconsider
Relationship Story Response: Consider
Relationship Story Catalyst: Commitment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Morality
Relationship Story Benchmark: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Becoming
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Future
Overall Story Dividend: Subconscious
Overall Story Requirements: Doing
Overall Story Prerequisites: Being
Overall Story Preconditions: Progress
Overall Story Forewarnings: Preconscious

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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