Young Frankenstein

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

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

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

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

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

Overall Story Throughline

The Frankenstein Legacy

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Memory
Overall Story Issue: Evidence vs. Suspicion
Overall Story Problem: Desire
Overall Story Solution: Ability
Overall Story Symptom: Aware
Overall Story Response: Ability
Overall Story Catalyst: Suspicion
Overall Story Inhibitor: Prediction
Overall Story Benchmark: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Preconscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Conscious

Main Character Throughline

Frederick Frankenstein

Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Understanding
Main Character Issue: Instinct vs. Conditioning
Main Character Problem: Desire
Main Character Solution: Ability
Main Character Symptom: Knowledge
Main Character Response: Thought
Main Character Unique Ability: Interpretation
Main Character Critical Flaw: Situation
Main Character Benchmark: Learning
Main Character Signpost 1: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 2: Doing
Main Character Signpost 3: Obtaining
Main Character Signpost 4: Learning

Influence Character Throughline

The Monster/Victor

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Issue: State of Being vs. Sense of Self
Influence Character Problem: Inequity
Influence Character Solution: Equity
Influence Character Symptom: Aware
Influence Character Response: Ability
Influence Character Unique Ability: Circumstances
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Senses
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Being
Influence Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Relationship Story Throughline

Father/Son

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Past
Relationship Story Issue: Prediction vs. Interdiction
Relationship Story Problem: Speculation
Relationship Story Solution: Projection
Relationship Story Symptom: Aware
Relationship Story Response: Ability
Relationship Story Catalyst: Interdiction
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Evidence
Relationship Story Benchmark: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Future

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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Dynamic Act Schematics

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