Tippi Hedren screenplay – Actress | Producer, The Birds (1963) | Marnie (1964) | Roar (1981)
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Tippi Hedren screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Tippi Hedren’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 Tippi Hedren 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 Tippi Hedren 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 Tippi Hedren’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, Tippi Hedren 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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1) Triple dots ( ). These are commonly used in dialogue when the characters speech trails off. Its rarely used in description, but when it is used it means the same as DISSOLVE TO:. Since writers arent supposed to use DISSOLVE TO: because its a directorial reference, a writer can simply end the description/action with triple dots to indicate the scene dissolves (or trails off).
For those whod like to explore more ways to use format to create style, visuals, subtext, etc., then here are ten rarely used techniques the writer can incorporate into a script:
Tippi Hedren – TEN RARELY USED TECHNIQUES
-Use the screenplays format to remind you to include the internal conflict when the heros first introduced and in the heros first scene (or one of the opening scenes in Act I).
[31:22] Jack gets annoyed at Joans dawdling with the suitcase and takes it from her only to throw it over the cliff. The cliff edge crumbles and Joan takes a wild ride down the muddy slope, followed by Jack, who ends up with his face in her crotch. Another large spark of attraction for Jack, here, and its what I would say is the real climax of Sequence Two and Act One, as Jack crows, Welcome to Colombia, Joan Wilder! [33:30]
Tippi Hedren – Zolo arrives at the local police station and starts gathering a team of men. Now, interestingly, and I would say this is unusual: theres no TICKING CLOCK attached to the kidnap and ransom demand from the cousins; they seem to be on South American time. But there is a sense of urgency and a time clock associated with Zolo, especially when we see him amassing troops; we know if he finds Joan, hell kill her.
They start off in the pouring rain, Joan stumbling on her Italian pumps. And that mousy little beige outfit shes wearing starts to undergo a transformation as the rain turns it into a clinging knockout of a dress.
(This is another place you could call the climax of Act One. The CENTRAL QUESTION is very clearly set up: Will Jack get Joan safely to Cartagena in time to ransom her sister (and before Zolo kills Joan for the map?)
by: Tippi Hedren – Actress | Producer, The Birds (1963) | Marnie (1964) | Roar (1981)