Natasha Alam screenplay – Actress | Producer, True Blood (2010) | Entourage (2007) | The Women (I) (2008)
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Natasha Alam screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Natasha Alam’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 Natasha Alam 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 Natasha Alam 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 Natasha Alam’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, Natasha Alam 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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RIGHT: The men engage in poker.
Natasha Alam – WRONG: The men are playing poker.
RIGHT: Carrie strides down the street.
These are just a handful of the war story elements that just that one sequence in this film does well.
Natasha Alam – · We are also emotionally manipulated into CARING ABOUT THE OUTCOME of the battle in several ways, but particularly by the use of the dog in the battle, which makes the action excruciating (in film we are much more apt to feel fear about an animal getting hurt than a person). Also, linking Maximus with the dog defines qualities of Maximuss character (he is loyal and true), and makes us care more about Maximus surviving the battle by associating him emotionally with the dog.
A clear battle plan is a must for every fight sequence in a war story, but is incredibly useful in other genres too, from comedy (The Hangover: figure out from the clues in that trashed room what happened last night and where the groom is) to romantic comedy (Mean Girls: the strategy against the Plastics) to capers (Inception: think of how many times they spelled out that plan, with scale models to demonstrate).
· It has a clear BATTLE PLAN. Its often most effective to spell the plan out before the troops go into battle so we know what were looking at, but in the hands of a master director like Ridley Scott, the battle plan is clear in the action (even for someone like me who has to watch a scene like this from under my chair). First, Maximuss forces use flaming arrows and machines to attack from a distance and kill a great number of the barbarians horribly, right up front. Then the troops move slowly forward in a single unit, protecting themselves from enemy arrows in the front and top by using their huge shields as a wall. And then once a great number of the enemy have been slain or maimed and they are closer, they finish the greatly reduced numbers of them off in hand-to-hand combat.
by: Natasha Alam – Actress | Producer, True Blood (2010) | Entourage (2007) | The Women (I) (2008)