Mickey Rooney screenplay – Actor | Soundtrack | Producer, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) | Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) | Babes in Arms (1939)
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Mickey Rooney screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Mickey Rooney’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 Mickey Rooney 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 Mickey Rooney 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 Mickey Rooney’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, Mickey Rooney 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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When should you use a flashback? My advice is simple; use it to convey back-story information that misleads the audience. For example, if Mindy appears to be the victim in a partial flashback, then later is revealed as the killer, then the flashback has been used as part of the forward momentum to create suspense and mislead the audience.
THE RIGHT WAY
Mickey Rooney – Flashbacks should be reserved for the hero! Fantasies and dreams should also be reserved for the hero.
The screenwriter uses the flashback properly, but uses flashbacks for every character in the story. Wrong! Since a story revolves around a hero, then using a flashback for secondary characters breaks the heros hold on the story. Plus, it can literally cause a hero identification problem since the audience will be confused as to why theyre seeing a flashback from a supporting character.
Another staple of comedy. In Four Weddings and a Funeral, Charlie gets caught in the bridal suite just as the bridal couple decide to consummate their new marriage.
Mickey Rooney – WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME
Another staple of physical comedy, but its one you can use on the page. The wrong person shows up at the wrong time and the hero/ine is forced to hide someone in the closet, under the bed, on the windowsill, etc. Another component of this is more people keep showing up to complicate the deception. This is a variation on:
THE REVOLVING DOOR
by: Mickey Rooney – Actor | Soundtrack | Producer, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) | Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) | Babes in Arms (1939)