This is my first attempt at discovering a storyform.
Starring Ewan Mcgregor and Scarlett Johansson. If you're interested, I encourage anyone to watch the film and have Dramatica open while you do it. Please let me know what you think; I rather enjoyed it, and would like to see if anyone has any thoughts about what's missing here, or in the film itself. (also, if anyone has any notes on my formatting, please share) Thanks
Resolve: Steadfast (Lincoln is steadfast in his pursuit for the truth and his own self-preservation)
Growth: Stop (Lincoln is waiting for everything to stop, the lies, the deception, his friend's death, and the cloning to shut down; a chip on his shoulder he sees through to the final act)
Approach: Be-er (Lincoln DOES many things and I'm still up in the air about this. I let Dramatica fill in the empty space, so I can only say for this to be a complete story, that Lincoln does more being, than doing as his go-to form of approach. He changes himself, before his environment. He sneaks around before breaking out. Being inquisitive, curious, and questioning his surroundings, he doesn't force his surroundings to change, so much as changes himself to be what he needs to be in the situation; playing the role of doctor in act 1, and becoming his own sponsor in Act 3; or by putting himself in a different environment)
PS Style: Intuitive (I know right, this just keeps getting better and better. He sees things as part of a whole, in lieu of his own questioning nature that something isn't "right", he sees the clues that fit together: Route 36(?) from his box of matches to the road sign, and does/knows things that he has no experience with (driving a motorcycle, skilled artist, knows Latin; dare I say, has intuitive dreams? Sorry, I'm reaching)
OS Plot Dynamics
Driver: Action (Again, I wasn't too sure; Dramatica fills in the blank. Here goes: The inciting incident is when Lincoln FINDS the Bug. I could argue that it's when Jordan Two Delta's picture goes up on screen and wins the lottery as we don't see how the lottery is decided, but many key points during the film, including character's dialogue point to the fact that the cause of events that spiral Lincoln into even having the opportunity to break out, would not have happened had he not found the BUG. Proving his own intuition and doubt, that the outside world is not contaminated)
Limit: Optionlock (obvious)
Outcome: Success (they are free)
Judgement: Good (they are happy, alive and together)
OS: Manipulation (everyone involved is manipulating everyone else. From the facility to manipulating the clones about their world, to the lies about clones not being conscience to the outside world, to Lincoln manipulating the facility so he can sneak around (burned disc, keeping the card, pretending to be a doctor/and later his own sponsor) To the hired Navy Seals pretending to be LAPD, and Lincoln's sponsor betraying them, but Lincoln plays along, as well as Jordan pretending to be dead in the final act).
MC: Fixed Attitude (He's in denial, doubtful, not happy with his place; wants more out of life, and believes that they deserve to live)
IC: Situation (Laurent played by Djimon Hounsou. He is HIRED into a situation, where he doesn't know the whole truth, and at first, doesn't care. He's here in the middle of this thing to hunt them down and kill them) - (As Lincoln is STEADFAST, this works perfectly for Laurent to CHANGE. Like Tommy Lee Jones at the end in the Fugitive; please pardon the comparison, his learns about the truth and changes his perspective, and helps to free the clones) - (You might argue that Jordan Two Delta is the IC but she's really just an extension of Lincoln. They are both on the same journey, and share the same perspective after Act 1. She is more a side-kick, or romance archetype; something of that nature).
M/I:Activities (Lincoln/Jordan/Laurent are all involved in activities, and problems not only stem, but escalate from their own under-takings. Lincoln witnesses the facilities murder/making of it's clones. They escape. Laurent's men shoot Steve Buschemi which causes his targets to be captured by the police. Laurent is ordered to kill by any means necessary. Their escape causes massive damage. Laurent kills the wrong target. The kidneys probably won't work anyways. Sean Bean chooses to undergo a recall of all Echo's causing client concerns?? etc)
I think if you plug all this in everything should fit nicely. Read on if you care to read a further indepth analysis about my thoughts on the storyform, and why Dramatica and I chose the things we chose to better understand the story/or of what's missing. Thanks!
Lincoln's issue is his own Denial
He has a unique ability to Hope (save the clones, we can be free).
Critical flaw is Rationalization (almost gets him caught. He asks too many questions trying to rationalize the facility and his dream, causing the brain scanners, and his trust in his sponsor with the information he was given by Steve Buscemi; albiet that is upended later on, when he realizes "everyone will do what it takes to survive")
Which puts Conscience as his symptom, which of course he has one. And in response, he is Tempted to eat bacon, to be close to Jordan, to wear a different color, and to know things.
Helping : Jordan causes him problems. He can't help himself. ---> Hinder from being caught.
Issue: Responsibility (to their clients, their jobs, responsibility for our own lives)
Problem: CONTROL. (Trying to control the clones, by brainwashing them to fear contamination; and believe that the Island is their salvation. Rules are set to keep them in line and create a purpose. They try to control the outbreak. Lincoln wants control over his life.)
Concern/Story Goal: Changing One's Nature (They want to be free/real humans)
Consequence: Obtaining (Or they will be caught)
Cost: The Future (paid along the way? Future of cloning, the lives of their sponsor's, moral of society)
Dividend: Innermost Desires (Living out in the real world. Discovering words/emotions/knowledge/sex).
Memories (dreams) ---> Contemplation(we're clones?!) ----> Impulsive Responses(driving the bike/I'm the real Tom Lincoln)--->
Innermost Desires (sex/emotional desire to free the clones and have justice on facility)
Gathering Information(facility is a lie/clones have escaped)---->
Understanding (omg we are clones)
Doing (escape/fighting back)
Obtaining (the freedom for clones)