Jonestown

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Gagnier, Christian
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2013-12-12T20:35:44Z
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This screenplay, projected to be between 120-150 pages, chronicles Reverend Jim Jones' life from youth, adulthood, and eventual descent into madness, leading to the murder/suicide of over 900 People's Temple members. The story progressively shows how several sole and composite characters fall prey to Jones' manipulation, abuse, and control by utilizing the weapons of misplaced idealism, sexual assault, and threats of physical violence. As one survivor quipped, the story is essentially about Jim Jones and how he "paved the way to hell with the best intentions."
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