Justin Theroux screenplay – Actor | Writer | Producer, Mulholland Drive (2001) | American Psycho (2000) | Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
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Justin Theroux screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Justin Theroux’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 Justin Theroux 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 Justin Theroux 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 Justin Theroux’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, Justin Theroux 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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EXERCISE #4 The Liar, Liar Technique
It might seem easier to learn this technique by interacting with your own friends, but it isnt! Why? Because you have to interact too and this can be distracting. I want the writer in a position of observer only! Dont take notes! Dont write down everything they do. Just watch. If done enough times a few things will happen: 1) the coffee shop will think youre an international spy (LOL!) 2) seriously, the writer will learn to identify precisely whats said, what isnt said and the gestures that speak volumes beyond the conversation. Then the next time the writer sits down to write, he/she will know how to create masterful, layered dialogue scenes.
Justin Theroux – I already told you in Exercise #2 how to listen for whats not being said. Now I want you to carefully watch the speaking people. Dont worry, they wont know youre watching them! Does one person agree with another, then frown or make a scowl? This gestures means they really dont agree not entirely. Does one person keep checking his watch? Scratching his nose? Texting? Sipping coffee? All of these can be visual subtext that means something beyond the conversation. Cant you tell when a friend is in a hurry? Or when someones upset? Sure you can, but how can you tell if they dont tell you? What specifically do they do or not do that gives it away?
I want the writer to sit where others are in plain view to the writers immediate right or immediate left. Pretend to be eating, drinking coffee or reading a book. Instead, youll be staring straight at them! Just like a Secret Service agent. Youre listening to whats being said, whats not being said and youre looking for gestures that say something totally different than the conversation.
What key moments might you expand into setpiece scenes?
Justin Theroux – AND ALWAYS IDENTIFY SETPIECES.
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by: Justin Theroux – Actor | Writer | Producer, Mulholland Drive (2001) | American Psycho (2000) | Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)