Film synopsis: "On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City." (Synopsis source: IMDB.com)

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Main Character Growth: Start
Main Character Approach: Do-er
Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Story Driver: Decision
Story Limit: Timelock
Story Outcome: Failure
Story Judgment: Good

Overall Story Throughline

A compose wants to make a hit musical before he turns thirty

Overall Story Throughline: Mind
Overall Story Concern: Subconscious
Overall Story Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Overall Story Problem: Reconsider
Overall Story Solution: Consider
Overall Story Symptom: Pursuit
Overall Story Response: Avoid
Overall Story Catalyst: Denial
Overall Story Inhibitor: Openness
Overall Story Benchmark: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 1: Memory
Overall Story Signpost 2: Subconscious
Overall Story Signpost 3: Conscious
Overall Story Signpost 4: Preconscious

Main Character Throughline


Main Character Throughline: Physics
Main Character Concern: Obtaining
Main Character Issue: Approach vs. Attitude
Main Character Problem: Reconsider
Main Character Solution: Consider
Main Character Symptom: Logic
Main Character Response: Feeling
Main Character Unique Ability: Attitude
Main Character Critical Flaw: Rationalization
Main Character Benchmark: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 1: Learning
Main Character Signpost 2: Understanding
Main Character Signpost 3: Doing
Main Character Signpost 4: Obtaining

Influence Character Throughline

Susan / Michael

Influence Character Throughline: Psychology
Influence Character Concern: Becoming
Influence Character Issue: Rationalization vs. Obligation
Influence Character Problem: Disbelief
Influence Character Solution: Faith
Influence Character Symptom: Pursuit
Influence Character Response: Avoid
Influence Character Unique Ability: Obligation
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Approach
Influence Character Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conceiving
Influence Character Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Influence Character Signpost 3: Being
Influence Character Signpost 4: Becoming

Relationship Story Throughline

Romantic / BFF

Relationship Story Throughline: Universe
Relationship Story Concern: Future
Relationship Story Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Relationship Story Problem: Reconsider
Relationship Story Solution: Consider
Relationship Story Symptom: Faith
Relationship Story Response: Disbelief
Relationship Story Catalyst: Preconception
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Closure
Relationship Story Benchmark: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Past
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Present
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Progress
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Future

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

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

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