Vanessa Marano screenplay – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Saving Zoë (2019) | Switched at Birth (2011-2017) | Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
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Vanessa Marano screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Vanessa Marano’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 Vanessa Marano 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 Vanessa Marano 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 Vanessa Marano’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, Vanessa Marano 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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Internal conflict forced to the surface in Act II
External conflict forces the protagonist to change
Vanessa Marano – Antagonist initially appears to be stronger, more clever than the protagonist
Antagonists plan is clear
Next scene, as Jake continues to follow Mulwray were now at the ocean, following the water pipes. Again, this is SHOWING us exactly what weve been told in the courtroom scene: that L.A. is wedged between an encroaching desert and an undrinkable ocean. We know from the deliberate repetition that this is really what the story is about.
Vanessa Marano – Jake is watching Mulwray investigating a dry-as-bone riverbed. He watches him through binoculars (the SEEING imagery). This could easily have been be a dull scene, but the music is disquieting, ominous; it lets us know and, more importantly, feel that what is going on is mysterious and important. Theres also the lovely moment with the Mexican boy on horseback, a somehow archetypal, mysterious image. We become hooked on whatever it is that Mulwray is doing, just as Jake does. And Mulwray certainly doesnt seem to be sneaking off to see a mistress.
Now, cut to the Valley (INTO THE SPECIAL WORLD), and we see what we have just been told: L.A. is a desert (we will see desert images over and over and over again. I look at this movie and its always like going home).
But Mulwray is an instantly arresting character: a nerdy, but also somehow haunted-looking man, who speaks with impressive passion against the dam. Jake is intrigued. And then a great scene moment: the sheep invading the courtroom. Its a great climax to the scene because its so unexpected, and it dramatizes the point that the farmers and herders in the Valley are desperate for water and going under. [8:05]
by: Vanessa Marano – Actress | Producer | Soundtrack, Saving Zoë (2019) | Switched at Birth (2011-2017) | Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)