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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Laurence Olivier’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 Laurence Olivier 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 Laurence Olivier 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 Laurence Olivier’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, Laurence Olivier 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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Try taking your video camera out in the rain. Its tough to hold with an umbrella, isnt it? Imagine taking movie cameras, lights, crews, dollies, etc., out in the rain, wind, snow or sleet. Its a significant cost.
Bad Weather, Outdoor Locations
Laurence Olivier – Airport Terminals Since 9-11, film crews can only film up to the check point of an airport terminal, not beyond. There are stages that have terminals, but at a cost of $10K or more a day, its a cost most low-to-medium budgeted producers stay away from.
White House (or distinct landmarks) Cant film there. No standing movie sets and the unique attributes of the location force a producer to build the sets at a huge cost.
Every time I start a chapter or a scene, I think first about the establishing shot and the master shot. I look at the upcoming action from a long enough angle to see everything there is to see about the scene. Where am I and what am I looking at? I might not describe it outright for a paragraph or two, but if I dont, theres a good reason that I didnt start with it, and I dont keep the reader waiting long to give them the visual. And when I do give the visual, I think about what it says thematically and emotionally about the scene. Is it a confined space because my heroine feels trapped? Then I make sure to convey that claustrophobic sense. Are the colors of everything muted and leached because of my heros depression? Is every tree on the street bursting with bloom and fragrance because my lovers have finally reunited? (Yeah, Im being on the nose to get the idea across, but my feeling is, be over the top at first to make sure the emotion is there you can always tone it down later.)
Laurence Olivier – But an establishing shot is more than just information about where the action takes place. It can, and should, convey emotion, suspense, theme any number of things about the action about to transpire or the character walking into the scene.
· A master shot is an angle on a scene that shows all of the players of the scene in the specific location like looking at a stage and seeing the entire set and all the actors on it. You get all the information about the scene in one shot.
· An establishing shot in film you guessed it establishes the location. A shot of the Eiffel Tower lets us know were in Paris, a shot of the Sphinx tells us were in Egypt. An exterior shot of an office tower followed by people working inside an office lets us know were inside that building.
by: Laurence Olivier – Actor | Producer | Director, Sleuth (1972) | The Boys from Brazil (1978) | Rebecca (1940)