Gemma Arterton screenplay – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) | Byzantium (2012) | The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
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Gemma Arterton screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Gemma Arterton’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 Gemma Arterton 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 Gemma Arterton 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 Gemma Arterton’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, Gemma Arterton 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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Gemma Arterton website: https://www.amazon.com/
The writer has to stop playing Mr. Nice Guy with the hero. He isnt your BFF. Hes your enemy. Hes standing in your way of making it to Hollywood and the only way to move him is to blow him up. Kill his dog. Sleep with his wife. Burn down his condo. Steal his car. Wreck his credit. Kidnap his kids. Bury him alive. Throw him in a cage with a hungry lion. The writer should ask the question, Whats the worst thing that can happen to the hero? If the answer doesnt happen, then the story and the hero fails.
SLAM-DUNK THE HERO
Gemma Arterton – This means that characters that volunteer to change or decides to change on his own is NOT commercial! Frankly, theyre boring to watch! If all the screenwriter has to do to get the character out of his safe house is to knock on the door and ask the hero to leave, then whats the point of the story? Heroes shouldnt be along for the ride. They should be taken for one!
Thats it! Thats what an arc means. The characters safe in his house and you burn it down! You force him to do something he NEVER would have done if you hadnt burned down his house!
And then, almost always, the hero/ine must go in to the FINAL BATTLE to face the antagonist alone, mano a mano.
Gemma Arterton – The TEAM BATTLE is generally a big, noisy SETPIECE scene.
Ive noticed that in most films, there is a TEAM BATTLE first. The allies get to shine in this one: their strengths and weaknesses are tested, PLANTS are paid off, and allies who have been at each others throats for the whole story suddenly reconcile and work together. We also often get the DEFEAT OF SECONDARY OPPONENTS. (If weve come to hate a secondary opponent, we need to see them get their comeuppance in a satisfying way think of Fanny and Lucy Steele cat fighting each other in Sense and Sensibility and Belloq, General Strasser, and Major Tohts faces melting in Raiders of the Lost Ark.)
Putting the final showdown on the villains turf means the villain has home-court advantage. The hero/ine has the extra burden of being a fish out of water in unfamiliar territory (mixing a metaphor to make it painfully clear).
by: Gemma Arterton – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) | Byzantium (2012) | The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)