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Cara Alpert screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Cara Alpert’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 Cara Alpert 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 Cara Alpert 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 Cara Alpert’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, Cara Alpert 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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Cara Alpert – Lake Placid is without a doubt a popcorn movie but it rises above the plot-driven ranks and provided a balanced film. This type of popcorn movie written as a spec from an aspiring screenwriter is far more likely to sell than a spec written along the lines of Under Siege II: Dark Territory.
By the end of the story, shes completely different. Her hairs wild around her shoulders, no longer tucked tight against the base of her neck. Heck, she wants to go for a beer and is no big hurry to return to her safe museum in the big city of New York. Shes no longer timid and shes become a real risk-taker in life and in love.
The Inciting Incident or Call To Adventure is so important that it is often, but not always, the SEQUENCE ONE CLIMAX. But the Climax of Sequence One can be any scene you like. (Well talk much more about Sequence and Act Climaxes.) Just be aware that your reader or audience is going to be expecting a climactic scene within the first 15 minutes of your movie, or within the first 50 pages of your book. If you dont do it, you will leave them with the nagging feeling that the story isnt going anywhere.
Cara Alpert – Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler detail another step here: THE REFUSAL OF THE CALL. The hero/ine is often reluctant to take that step into adventure and at first says no to the job. In Chinatown, for example, Jake initially tries to talk Mrs. Mulwray out of pursuing the case. You see a variation of this step in Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, where theres a whole sequence of Harrys uncle trying to prevent Harry from receiving his invitation to Hogwarts school. When you think about it, its human nature to resist change, so a little reluctance on the part of the hero/ine can bring some psychological truth to your story.
THE REFUSAL OF THE CALL
Each of these incidents propels the hero/ine into action. They must make a decision: to take the job, accept the task, answer the call. This is not an optional step for you, the writer it is a crucial part of every story.
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