Timothy Hutton screenplay – Actor | Producer | Director, Ordinary People (1980) | Leverage (2008-2012) | The Good Shepherd (2006)
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Timothy Hutton screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Timothy Hutton’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 Timothy Hutton 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 Timothy Hutton 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 Timothy Hutton’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, Timothy Hutton 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, gotta do it yourself.
over the job. (under his breath) Want somethin done
Timothy Hutton – Nah, dont bother. Ill let her know Im taking
Now, in Hollywood terms, Joan is the protagonist, and in a romantic comedy the main antagonist is almost always the love interest. But Romancing the Stone is different from a Hollywood romantic comedy in that its an actual romance, and typically the male and female leads in a romance have pretty much equal weight, and the POV alternates between the female and male leads. So we have both these things going on in this movie: the almost-equal male/female leads, and the love interest as a major antagonist (but Zolo has been set up as such a threat its hard to think of Jack as the MAIN antagonist).
Timothy Hutton – As Ralph and Zolo drive away, we are left with Joan and Jack at the bus.
You could say that the gun battle is the climax of Act One, and I wouldnt really argue with you. But I think its only one of a couple of climaxes to the act, and the next scene really is still part of Act One.
And this is a prime example of what Im talking about when I keep saying you need to break down ten films/books in the genre youre writing in. This convergence of subplots is one of the games that a romantic comedy or comedy plays with its audience that you are not necessarily going to find playing out so blatantly in other genres, and you need to see how other storytellers handle this element of the genre.
by: Timothy Hutton – Actor | Producer | Director, Ordinary People (1980) | Leverage (2008-2012) | The Good Shepherd (2006)