Write Your Screenplay: How Do I Write Effective Parallel Stories?

Telling two equally successful tales within the same time frame is a structural challenge. As Jacob Krueger explains, while examining Blue Valentine and Dead Poets Society, ratcheting up the tension between parallel stories will help raise the stakes for the characters, and raise the interest of the viewer.
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Telling two equally successful tales within the same time frame is a structural challenge. As Jacob Krueger explains, while examining Blue Valentine and Dead Poets Society, ratcheting up the tension between parallel stories will help raise the stakes for the characters, and raise the interest of the viewer.

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