two-shot
n. A writing device in which the writer chronicles the interaction between two characters. (From the film industry slang phrase two-shot: a camera shot that features two people.)

Example Citation:
"In constructing these articles [New Yorker writer Malcolm] Gladwell frequently invokes the prose equivalent of cinematic techniques. Early on, for example, Henry Finder would read drafts of Gladwell's stories and ask 'Where's the two-shot?'"
—Michael Posner, "Writer takes New Yorker by storm," The Globe and Mail

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