Most writing advice would suggest you follow a certain formula, as if the best stories are something you create in the lab. And look, there’s plenty of good movies that follow familiar formulas. Most can be viewed in the idea of a three act structure: the setup, the confrontation, and the resolution. Some prefer five acts: introduction of conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. But some of the best stories ever told are those that are cut right down the middle, with act structures that resolve and then start anew before the finale. Today at Scriptophobic, I’m going to talk about three films that are split in half and still tell a compelling story — maybe two stories.
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