Something awesome happened when I watched Collateral last night. (first time seeing it, awesome film!)
A bit past the halfway point of the film, there was a scene where I totally saw the whole quad of
Delay/Choice/Preconception/Openness, clear as day, as part of Vincent (Tom Cruise)'s impact. I actually paused the film at that point and made a note to myself to check later if IC Signpost 3 had that quad for PSR variations.
After watching, Domains/Concerns (my assignment from Jim) were super easy so I decided to try for the whole storyform. It was a bit tricky when I was focusing on the Issues, but once I realized the Problem was Avoid it came together. I checked the Dramatica site and I got the storyform right!!
Then I checked the PSR, crossed my fingers, and there it was:
THE IMPACT CHARACTER THROUGHLINE
Act three … is explored in terms of Preconception, Openness, Delay, and Choice.
(I left out the signpost type in case others need to watch this film for one of Jim’s mentoring assignments)
Pretty amazing – great validation that the PSR was accurately reflected for that part of the film, since I noted it before knowing what the storyform was, let alone the PSR. Almost scientific, in an n=1 way!
Note I realize that a quad from the PSR won’t usually be explored all in a single scene, but I think that scene might have been a kind of ‘preview’ of the impact that would be felt from Vincent through Act 3.