May 10, 2021

Mark Duplass screenplay subject of prison petition

Mark Duplass screenplay – Actor | Producer | Writer, Creep (I) (2014) | Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) | Your Sister’s Sister (2011)


Mark Duplass screenplay subject of prison petition

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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Mark Duplass’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 Mark Duplass 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 Mark Duplass 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 Mark Duplass’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, Mark Duplass 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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FADE IN: should only be used at the beginning of a script. Nowhere else.

? FADE IN: or FADE OUT: being used in the body of the script.

Mark Duplass – The last thing you want to do is remind the reader that they’re reading a screenplay. You want them to become part of the story. This reference removes the reader from the story. It’s also considered a ‘directorial’ reference, meaning it should only be used by directors and is therefore out-of-style.

? The “we” or “us” references in description.

In Notting Hill, Hugh Grant hovers in the aisles of his little bookshop, realizing that the customer who just walked in is the movie star Anna Scott (Julia Roberts). In a prolonged moment, he watches her as she browses, but he’s not just gawking at a celebrity. It’s a classic depiction of how time seems to stop when the beloved walks into our lives, and we get to experience that moment with him.

Mark Duplass – 2. The Inciting Incident of a love story is very often meeting the love interest.

Now that is a real Call — not just to adventure, but to redemption. It’s one of the most haunting scenes of the movie — and I find it really interesting that Spielberg uses it as his Act Climax instead of another shark attack.

However, I don’t think that Inciting Incident is the actual Call To Adventure. I think that comes at the climax of Act One, when the bereaved mother of a little boy who was killed in the second shark attack walks out on the pier in front of all the townspeople and slaps Sheriff Brody, accusing him of killing her son (because he didn’t close the beaches after the first shark attack). And this is one of the best examples I know of an emotional setpiece: the camera just holds on the mother’s ravaged face as she goes on for what feels like forever, telling Brody that her son would be alive if he’d done the right thing to begin with. And as she stands there against the sun and sky, the black veil she is wearing whips around her face in the wind … she looks like the Angel of Death, or an ancient Fate, or a Fury. It’s a moment with mythic resonance, in which Brody is called to right this wrong himself, to redeem himself for this unwitting and tragic mistake.

by: Mark Duplass – Actor | Producer | Writer, Creep (I) (2014) | Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) | Your Sister’s Sister (2011)