Christine Baranski screenplay – Actress | Soundtrack | Producer, Chicago (2002) | Mamma Mia! (2008) | Into the Woods (2014)
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Christine Baranski screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Christine Baranski’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 Christine Baranski 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 Christine Baranski 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 Christine Baranski’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, Christine Baranski 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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NOTES ON SPEED
Jack vs. the bomber in an L.A. subway. Jack wins and gets the girl!
Christine Baranski – (Notice in the scene where the SWAT guys realize the moneys moving that Jack DOESNT wait to be given orders, he bursts out the door and pursues the bomber = Jacks the leader!)
Jacks NOW strong enough emotionally to go head-to-head with the bomber and win.
And of course in comedies and romances, this wound tends to be not as life threatening as the ghost or wound can be in a thriller: in Notting Hill, for example, Hugh Grants wife left him for a man who looked just like Harrison Ford; in The Proposal, Margarets parents died when she was sixteen, and shes had to fend for herself ever since; In While You Were Sleeping, Lucys father has recently died after of a long illness, and Lucy falls hard for a man who looks very much like her father.
Christine Baranski – In many stories the wound or ghost is more akin to a family curse. Michael Corleone is unable to escape the long shadow of his family business and his particularly powerful father.
This recreation and reliving of a past trauma is a staple of drama for a reason. A lot of psychologists would say that thats the human condition, the repetition compulsion, Freud called it: we all unconsciously seek out people, events, and situations that duplicate our core trauma(s), in the hope of eventually triumphing over the situation that so wounded us.
I mentioned that its a classic pattern of drama that the hero/ine has a wound from the past a traumatic event, a lost love, the death of a friend or family member, alcoholism or another addiction, the loss of faith that continues to haunt her or him in the present and which s/he will be forced to confront in living color in the course of the story, generally in the climax of the story. As we will discuss in depth, in Chinatown, protagonist Jake Gittes gets involved with a case that takes him metaphorically and physically right back into Chinatown, where his big past trauma occurred. Clarice Starlings wound is her trauma over witnessing the slaughter of the spring lambs as an orphaned child, and being unable to save the lamb she tries to kidnap. In the climax of The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice must fight a psychotic killer to save a young woman from being slaughtered.
by: Christine Baranski – Actress | Soundtrack | Producer, Chicago (2002) | Mamma Mia! (2008) | Into the Woods (2014)