Throwing this out there in the interest of learning.
I found myself with roughly the same storyform as @lakis going into the movie last night, but came out with a different one. I just want to explain my reasoning for the sake of seeing where I’m wrong.
For the Problem and Solution I picked Proaction and Reaction. My reasoning was:
- Harlan wanting to clean house before he dies.
- Ransom deciding he needs to do for himself.
- Trying to get ahead of the poisioning situation when just waiting (not over reacting) would have solved everything.
- Marta trying to step ahead of the investigation
- Fran trying to blackmail Ransom
The solution being getting Ransom to blow up (react) and Marta suppressing her natural reaction to lying.
That puts the Concern in Conceiving, which I could see as
- Harlan’s wanting his children to conceive of lives outside of his shadow
- Ransom wanting everyone to get the wrong idea about Marta
That makes the Issue Need and Expediency, which felt really good.
So did the dividend of the Present (the inheritance) and the Requirement of Being (lying)
For IC I had The Family and Benoit. Interesting that appraisal is the Issue in that case as The Family’s appraisal of Marta is constantly changing and Benoit consistently appraising Marta a good person who will do the right thing. Acceptance seemed like a good fit with the family trying to convince her she’s one of them. @JohnDusenberry gets his Benchmark of Preconscious here.
For Marta, I had her in Universe for reasons listed previously. Mostly I couldn’t get away from thinking that everything in her perspective is about maintaining the current state of affairs, preventing her family from being broken up, etc. I took her inability to lie as her being physically incapable of “being”. To me, her Mother’s status was core to everything she was going through, and without it there would be no conflict in her throughline.
Finally, the RS, which falls into Learning. This was interesting because a lot of things feel right. I had sensed that the “Co-Sleuths to Friends” relationship was developing throughout the course of the story. But also, the issue of Strategy felt good when thinking about the game of Go between Marta and Harlan.
I don’t want to argue every single point in the storyform, so I’ll leave it there for now.