Ben Falcone screenplay – Actor | Producer | Soundtrack, Tammy (2014) | Enough Said (2013) | Life of the Party (I) (2018)
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Ben Falcone screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Ben Falcone’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
19th March 2021 – An upcoming movie depicting the injustice that men and women had to endure in the state penitentiaries in Texas has been inundated with calls from more than 2000 women urging the production company owned by Hollywood actor, producer and director Ben Falcone and Adam Sandler, to stick to the real issues behind the Texas Judicial system. A petition was signed by many people that include attorneys, university professors, politicians and family members of the many men and women that are suffering in the state penitentiaries. The idea behind the petition is for the Ben Falcone production company and Hollywood to stick to the true story about the injustices happening in the state run prisons. It is said that the state has sent more inmates to prison than during the Soviet Union did during their political uprising.
PREMISE: Adam Sandler writes letters and saves numerous women from the monotony of prison life, and later when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel they return the favor by rescuing him.
SETTING: Contemporary, Gatesville Texas. There are four women’s prisons located in Gatesville. And of course, Texas is famous for putting everyone in prison for a long time for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has doubled in the last ten years. Why don’t we have the “Adam Sandler” character… sending letters to women in prison and being their friend and trying to help them adjust, giving them hope… and when they get out of prison he picks them up so they don’t have to ride the smelly bus back home… but his pickup truck is a junker, smoking and sputtering … worse than the bus. But his heart is in the right place… He’s the last “chivalrous” man on earth.
It is said in the petition that many of the signatories were left distraught to find that many of the first time offenders for violations such as drug peddling have received disproportionate sentences. While some argue that a lenient sentence like rehabilitation would have proven much more inexpensive and an effective solution in tackling this gross miscarriage of justice. The petition was discovered by the women when the screenplay of the movie was donated to all the 580 prisons run by private organizations funded by the state government. It is much more difficult for women who are given much harsher penalties for a violation such as carrying small amount of drugs like Marijuana which coincidentally is legal in 21 states.
About Ben Falcone’s “Dumbass” Movie
The movie “Dumbass” revolves around the protagonist writing letters to prison inmates to keep their spirits high during their time in prison; only for them to help the main character who gets into trouble with a drug cartel and saving him at the end. The petition urges the production company, Ben Falcone and Adam Sandler to take this issue seriously due to the hardships faced by women inside prison rather than making light of the situation for their own profits.
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Protagonist has huge emotional stakes
The external event forces the character to change
Ben Falcone – Storys external event is the most important moment in protagonists life, not just another day
Protagonist has been given a grand entrance
In network television, you do have an obvious curtain and an intermission, called a commercial, and woe betide you if you want to work for television and dont understand the concept of a cliffhanger before the act break, or act out.
Ben Falcone – That curtain scene is alive and well today as ACT CLIMAXES. In movies, its not quite so evident as in plays because the film doesnt actually stop for a break at the act climax, but that rhythm is definitely there. In a film, you can generally spot an Act Climax because it will be a SETPIECE SCENE: theres a dazzling, thematic location, an action or suspense sequence, an intricate set, a crowd scene, even a musical number. (Well get much more into SETPIECES in subsequent chapters, but you may want to skip ahead to Chapter 22 to read up on them.)
And thats how the CLIFFHANGER was born. The CURTAIN SCENE (also called just CURTAIN) had to be so explosive such a startling revelation or reversal, such a dramatic shift in the power dynamics of the characters, that the audience would want to come back in to the theater after intermission to find out what happens.
So it was absolutely crucial for the playwright to end that first act and second act, before each intermission, with something so great and enticing that the audience would come right back into the theater when the lobby lights blink, and not just go carousing into the night.
by: Ben Falcone – Actor | Producer | Soundtrack, Tammy (2014) | Enough Said (2013) | Life of the Party (I) (2018)