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What’s in a Name?

January 14, 2009

In the very early stages of writing, Mandelbaum and Manfred were just Man 1 and Man 2.

As their parts grew, particularly Manfred, it felt inappropriate to stick them with generic monikers.  How could I give Man 2 a unique and interesting voice?

On top of that, I knew I wanted to make this movie, which meant I would have to cast it, eventually.  And really, who would want to play Man 2?  Being an actor is degrading enough without being reduced to a plot device.

Still, I thought it was funny to name them each Man-something.  Because I am a nerd.

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