Working Girl

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Tess uses holistic problem-solving techniques.

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

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
Tess ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Corporate Politics & Backstabbing

Overall Story Throughline: Psychology
Overall Story Concern: Conceiving
Overall Story Issue: Need vs. Expediency
Overall Story Problem: Reaction
Overall Story Solution: Proaction
Overall Story Symptom: Deduction
Overall Story Response: Induction
Overall Story Catalyst: Deficiency
Overall Story Inhibitor: Reappraisal
Overall Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 1: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Signpost 2: Being
Overall Story Signpost 3: Becoming
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conceiving

Main Character Throughline

Tess

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Present
Main Character Issue: Work vs. Attempt
Main Character Problem: Potentiality
Main Character Solution: Certainty
Main Character Symptom: Deduction
Main Character Response: Induction
Main Character Unique Ability: Attempt
Main Character Critical Flaw: Analysis
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Future
Main Character Signpost 2: Past
Main Character Signpost 3: Progress
Main Character Signpost 4: Present

Influence Character Throughline

Jack

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Conscious
Influence Character Issue: Investigation vs. Doubt
Influence Character Problem: Reaction
Influence Character Solution: Proaction
Influence Character Symptom: Certainty
Influence Character Response: Potentiality
Influence Character Unique Ability: Doubt
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Expediency
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Office Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Physics
Relationship Story Concern: Learning
Relationship Story Issue: Strategy vs. Analysis
Relationship Story Problem: Production
Relationship Story Solution: Reduction
Relationship Story Symptom: Deduction
Relationship Story Response: Induction
Relationship Story Catalyst: Preconditions
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Repulsion
Relationship Story Benchmark: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Doing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Learning

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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