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SYNOPSIS: "The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Steve Prefontaine 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
Steve Prefontaine ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

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Overall Story Throughline: Universe
Overall Story Concern: Progress
Overall Story Issue: Fact vs. Fantasy
Overall Story Problem: Proven
Overall Story Solution: Unproven
Overall Story Symptom: Accurate
Overall Story Response: Non-Accurate
Overall Story Catalyst: Security
Overall Story Inhibitor: Wisdom
Overall Story Benchmark: Future
Overall Story Signpost 1: Past
Overall Story Signpost 2: Progress
Overall Story Signpost 3: Future
Overall Story Signpost 4: Present

Main Character Throughline

Steve Prefontaine

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Doing
Main Character Issue: Experience vs. Skill
Main Character Problem: Expectation
Main Character Solution: Determination
Main Character Symptom: Accurate
Main Character Response: Non-Accurate
Main Character Unique Ability: Skill
Main Character Critical Flaw: Fact
Main Character Benchmark: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 1: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 2: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 3: Doing
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

Bill Bowerman

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Being
Influence Character Issue: Desire vs. Ability
Influence Character Problem: Proven
Influence Character Solution: Unproven
Influence Character Symptom: Result
Influence Character Response: Process
Influence Character Unique Ability: Ability
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Value
Influence Character Benchmark: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Being
Influence Character Signpost 3: Becoming
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conceptualizing

Relationship Story Throughline

Coach and Track Star

Relationship Story Throughline: Mind
Relationship Story Concern: Preconscious
Relationship Story Issue: Value vs. Worth
Relationship Story Problem: Result
Relationship Story Solution: Process
Relationship Story Symptom: Accurate
Relationship Story Response: Non-Accurate
Relationship Story Catalyst: Confidence
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Knowledge
Relationship Story Benchmark: Subconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conscious
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Memory
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Subconscious

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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