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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Jonathan Banks’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 Jonathan Banks 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 Jonathan Banks 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 Jonathan Banks’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, Jonathan Banks 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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Use a wryly sparingly. The writer shouldnt be telling an actor how to deliver a line. This isnt the writers job. The proper use of a wryly is when a scene calls for a different delivery than it appears to. For example, the writer has written a comedy scene, but wants one line to be delivered seriously rather than said like a punch-line. In this case, the writer would have to use a wryly or the actor will deliver the line wrong and change the meaning of the scene.
Avoid the Wryly
Jonathan Banks – Is there an exception to this rule? Yes. The exception is the comedy genre where clichés are often used in dialogue for comedic effect. A word of warning: Although clichés are acceptable in the confines of the comedy genre, comedy spec scripts from aspiring screenwriters should keep them to a minimum.
This link allows a screenwriter to type in a phrase or a single word to determine if its a cliché. If youre not sure, go to this site and do a search. The screenwriter can also look up lists of clichés and even add a cliché. The goal is to eliminate clichés in the screenplays dialogue.
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Jonathan Banks – The Index Card Method and Structure Grid Chapter 6
6. At the same time, start generating index cards for your own story. Write one or two lines describing every scene in the story that you know or imagine, one scene per card, and start to stick cards on a structure grid when you have a vague idea where a scene goes. Write cards for the climaxes and story elements, even if you dont know specifically what they are, yet. Allow yourself to be inspired by the movies youre watching let the movies show you what scenes are missing in your own story.
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by: Jonathan Banks – Actor | Writer | Producer, Mudbound (2017) | Breaking Bad (2009-2012) | Gremlins (1984)