Pointed out to me by my student Haley Crutcher. I’m not a fan of confusing names. Here from master writer Paddy Chayefsky, are some beauts. Thank you, Haley!
Harry & Howard & Hackett & Haywood & Herron
Howard Beale & unimportant Howard K. Smith. Harry Hunter & unimportant Harry Reasoner. BTW, these are all four in same paragraph description on p.1.
Willie Stein and Milton Steinman
Louise & Laureen & Lennie
Robert then Bob McDonough
Bob & Bill & Barbara
Max & Milton & Michael
Jack & Joe & George & John
Lou & Lew… Are they the same person?! I still don’t know.
Roughly 30 first and last names/descriptions to remember. Repetitive caps (although sometimes useful, mostly confusing). Who the capital H is important to remember?! Pay attention.
Women’s descriptions either best ass, chunky, handsome (Laureen), or didn’t get names (secretaries/housekeeper)
Some last names used and some first names. Harry Hunter is Harry to everyone else, but his dialogue is under Hunter, even though at first his dialogue is under Harry Hunter.