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Faye Dunaway screenplay subject of prison petition

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Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Faye Dunaway’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 Faye Dunaway 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 Faye Dunaway 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.

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About Faye Dunaway’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, Faye Dunaway 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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The best way to pick a theme is to start by writing a paper on your holiday woes. Explore the holiday areas that push your buttons emotionally. Don’t look at the good stuff – holiday films explore the negative side and turn it into the good stuff. Let’s take a look at how this can be done:

How do you pick a theme to explore? The best way is to use your personal experiences. What frustrates you about the holidays? Do you find the holidays stressful? Do you cringe at the thought of the in-laws coming over? Do you dread seeing Uncle Buck and his drooling tobacco habit? Do you hate the mess, the dishes, the crowds, the traffic and the expensive gifts? Do you despise the cousin who brags of his latest six-figure purchase while you struggle to find enough money to put a turkey on the table? Do you dread digging out the ornaments and even procrastinate to the last minute? Do you dread shopping and put it off until Christmas Eve, then rush to pick up gifts for twelve people? Is New Year’s Day just another day?

Faye Dunaway – Again, the key word is ‘learn’. It’s all about learning to believe in yourself, your world, your family, your career, your abilities, etc. This keyword directly relates to the theme. Remember, the theme is the hero’s arc. The hero changes as a result of the story’s conflict and the lesson he learns becomes the theme.

Themes under this category often deal with a need to belong, a need for acceptance or recognition. It’s learning one’s own self worth. Films that have explored this magic include Fred Claus, Home Alone, Jack Frost, etc.

It’s as if we as authors have to work ourselves into the exact same hopeless despair as our characters, as if nothing good will ever come out of this situation and we might as well give up right now — in order to convey that emotion on the page and feel that exhilaration when the character solves the problem and gets that final revelation and makes that final plan.

Faye Dunaway – But structurally, this is exactly the point in your story that your hero/ine is feeling those exact same things. In other words, it’s the BLACK MOMENT, or ALL IS LOST MOMENT, or the VISIT TO DEATH.

I had a friend in movie development who called it “The third-quarter drop dead.”

Also remember that the NEW REVELATION is often a deep CHARACTER REVELATION. The protagonist coming to an understanding of her or his essential character is very often the means of solving the entire dilemma of the story.

by: Faye Dunaway – Actress | Producer | Director, Network (1976) | Bonnie and Clyde (1967) | Chinatown (1974)

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