Jean Smart screenplay – Actress | Soundtrack | Producer, 24 (2006-2007) | Garden State (2004) | The Accountant (2016)
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Jean Smart screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Jean Smart’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 Jean Smart 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 Jean Smart 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 Jean Smart’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, Jean Smart 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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Looks down = intense feeling. A character is experiencing something on an intensely emotional level. This gesture is often seen in sadness and is how actors are able to feel something to the point the audience believes it.
Folds arms over chest = stubbornness. A character may be acting like theyre open to whats being said, but this gesture says otherwise. Or the character might be cold the context of the scene should be taken into consideration.
Jean Smart – Looks away = avoidance. A character may be avoiding confronting a flaw, a lie, a lovers quarrel, etc.
Hesitation = reluctance or could mean an outright lie. How often has someone hesitated, then said, Yes, only we knew they really meant, No?
In a 90-minute movie or short book, youll probably have just three acts of approximately equal length.
Jean Smart – The proportion is exactly the same in a book. In a book of 400 pages, Act I will be roughly 100 pages long, Act II will be 200 pages long, divided in two by a Midpoint Climax at p. 200, and Act III will probably run a little less than 100 pages.
To review: a two-hour movie has three acts: Act I is roughly 30 minutes (or 30 script pages) long, Act II is 60 minutes long (but broken into two very different sections of 30 minutes each, separated by the MIDPOINT CLIMAX of the movie) and Act III is a bit shorter than 30 minutes, because you almost always want to speed up the action in the end.
So lets take several movies in a row and identify the Act Climaxes of each so we can look at what all happens at those crucial junctures.
by: Jean Smart – Actress | Soundtrack | Producer, 24 (2006-2007) | Garden State (2004) | The Accountant (2016)