Owen Wilson screenplay – Actor | Producer | Writer, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) | Wedding Crashers (2005) | Bottle Rocket (1996)
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Owen Wilson screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Owen Wilson’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 Owen Wilson 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 Owen Wilson 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 Owen Wilson’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, Owen Wilson 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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Take a look at the beginning and end of your screenplay. Does it have a location transition? If not, can it have one? Is there a way to use an aspect of the opening scene, like the location, an object, etc., to transition it with the end to bring the story full circle? If so, do it!
Sometimes writers literally use an object as a location transition. Perhaps the first thing we see in a movie is a close-up of a spinning globe and the story ends with a close-up of a spinning globe.
Owen Wilson – Sometimes writers use location transition contrast to bring the story full circle. What the heck is this? Lets say the story begins with a rainy funeral scene, it might end with a bright, sunny wedding. Both are events where people gather, but they are in stark contrast to one another. This contrast becomes a location transition that brings the story full circle. Other examples of location transition contrast might be opening with a desert, ending with ocean (dry to water) or sky to earth or a homeless man (in opening scene) to a man in a business suit (end scene).
The establishing shot can also be used as a location transition. If the story opens with a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge, perhaps we see the hero leaving NY via the Brooklyn Bridge in the end scene.
2. NEVER MIND THE *&^@#%^ BACK STORY!!!!!
Owen Wilson – For some reason newer writers think they have to tell the whole back story in the first ten pages. Back story is not story. You will lose every potential agent, editor, and future reader in the known universe. So
So its fine to write those 20 or 50 extra pages in the beginning, no problem. Just get it all out youll make sense of it later. (For more on this, see Chapter 40, Your First Draft Is Always Going To Suck.) But when youve gotten to the end, if you are a newer writer, I suspect you will probably want to start your story 20, 30, even 50 pages later than you did. And this is partly why:
In my current WIP, I am writing scenes out of order in a way I never have in my entire writing life. So what? Im switching POVs in a way I never have before, and I need to write some things out of order because I have no idea what the best order is. Im writing scenes I know will be in there somewhere, and Ill figure it out in the second draft, or the third, or the fourth.
by: Owen Wilson – Actor | Producer | Writer, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) | Wedding Crashers (2005) | Bottle Rocket (1996)