May 18, 2021

Lindsay Mass screenplay subject of prison petition

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Lindsay Mass screenplay subject of prison petition

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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Lindsay Mass’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 Lindsay Mass 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 Lindsay Mass 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.

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About Lindsay Mass’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, Lindsay Mass 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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Recently, the trend with pros has been to add multiple reversals to scenes. I think this is the pros way of competing in today’s tough, economically-driven marketplace. A writer should consider this when writing scenes. Is there a way to add a visual and a dialogue reversal? Or maybe two dialogue reversals? Or two visual reversals?

Every scene should contain a reversal. The reversal can be provided via dialogue, visuals or a combination of both. Some writers use several types of reversals in every single scene. I guarantee the reader won’t know what’s going to happen to the hero next if the writer provides appropriate reversals, which will keep the reader (audience) in suspense regardless of the genre. The only exception to the ‘reversals rule’ is an opening, establishing shot. If you have information only scenes, go back and add conflict, reversals or find a way to dump the encyclopedia style of writing and learn to write for the visual medium known as film.

Lindsay Mass – Hero’s Reversal Scenes

Does the writer bore us to death by describing the wallpaper or does he know that description means action! Does the writer integrate action with description to assure the hero becomes part of the scene rather than another ashtray in the room? Instead of writing a general description of a room, have the hero enter, walk past the hideous wallpaper, knock over dirty ashtrays and flop onto the oversized couch. The writer just described the room using action! This is vital in writing for a visual medium because it involves the reader in the story and it creates moving pictures. It also helps the writer avoid overwriting unnecessary description. If you can’t help but write about the wallpaper, then you’re a novelist not a screenwriter.

There are all kinds of ways to work theme into a story.

Lindsay Mass – And that’s where it gets really fun to start working with theme: when it’s not just some pedantic sentence, but a whole world of interrelated meanings that resonate on levels that you’re not even aware of sometimes, but that stay with you and bring you back to certain stories over and over and over again. (Think of some of the dreams you have, where there will be double and triple puns, visual and verbal. And by the way, if you’re a writer, and you’re not keeping a dream journal, you’re working too hard. Why not let your subconscious do the work?)

I think it’s much more useful to think of theme as layers of meaning. To think of theme not as one sentence, but a whole set of morals and lessons and ruminations and propositions.

So defining theme has always seemed like a slippery process to me. Different people can pull vastly different interpretations of the theme of a story from the same story. And even if you can cleverly distill the meaning of a story into one sentence… admit it, you’re not really covering everything that the story is about, are you?

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