Josh Gad screenplay – Actor | Writer | Producer, Frozen (I) (2013) | Beauty and the Beast (I) (2017) | Pixels (2015)
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Josh Gad screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Josh Gad’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 Josh Gad 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 Josh Gad 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 Josh Gad’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, Josh Gad 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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A husband comes home to find his wife sitting on the couch stuffing her face with Doritos while watching Dr. Phil. He looks around the messy house and says:
I bet some of you still dont get it. For some reason, subtext is illusive. Okay, here is an example:
Josh Gad – Okay, youre still confused and lost. Heres another easy shortcut: Study comedians. Watch The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or a favorite sitcom. We all laugh when we get the meaning behind what theyre saying, but these guys never say it directly. Thats subtext! Comedy is built around subtext! Study it. Every time the comedian tells a joke, write down the meaning of the joke. Do this enough times and the writer will learn how to incorporate subtext into dialogue. Im not trying to tell the writer to write only comedy. Just learn how to use the technique.
Dont tell me youve never heard it. Remember the last time you ran into an old friend and the friend asked if you lost weight. Isnt the friend saying they thought you were fat? Yes, they are! Sorry to burst your bubble, but they werent making polite conversation. Start listening to whats NOT being said. Whats not being said is the subtext!
OPENING IMAGE/OPENING SCENE
Josh Gad – In a book, you have more leeway with number and length of sequences; there may be three or four in one Act, and they may vary more in length: 40 pages, 20 pages, 30 pages. But generally in a 400-page book, the Act One Climax will still be around p. 100.
In a movie, there will usually be two, approximately 15-minute long sequences: Sequence 1 and Sequence 2, and the climax of Sequence 2 will be the Act I Climax, at about 30 minutes into the movie. But if the movie is longer or shorter, the sequences will be longer or shorter to match, or there might be three sequences or even (rarely) four in Act I. There may also be a short PROLOGUE.
First, identify the separate SEQUENCES of this act. At what time or on what page do they start, and when/where do they climax?
by: Josh Gad – Actor | Writer | Producer, Frozen (I) (2013) | Beauty and the Beast (I) (2017) | Pixels (2015)