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  1. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Reference, Action Fiction, Nautical , Industrial Revolution, Historical Literary, Psychological, Psychological Thriller
    • gay
    • death-defying
    • military
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • death

    1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 37,580 Words
    • 5,918 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. MARDI - At the Crossroads of Life and Art - A Film Script 4. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 09/25/2013 (Updated: 04/09/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Nautical , Historical Fantasy, Mythic Fantasy, Historical Literary, Psychological, Historical Mystery, Psychological Thriller
    • demons
    • sorcery
    • death-defying
    • philosophy
    • religion
    • love

    1843. In a Polynesian paradise, something haunts Redburn. His dreams blend with the waking world, and he is driven to find himself while he seeks the lost love of his life.

    • 5 Chapters
    • 20,887 Words
    • 3,835 Views
    • 2 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  3. OMOO - A Lost Soul in the South Seas - A Film Script 3. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/15/2013 (Updated: 03/29/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Adventure, Drama, Nautical , Historical Literary
    • teen
    • gay
    • boat
    • love

    1843. No lost soul is born into the world, but the world makes it so. Redburn must find Toby, nothing else matters, and on three ships of contrasts - well-governed, and hopeless - he thinks of only getting to land and looking for the man he loves.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 36,348 Words
    • 3,849 Views
    • 6 Comments
    • Mature
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  4. TYPEE - In the Valley of the Shadow of Death - A Filmscript 2. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 05/27/2013 (Updated: 03/17/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Adventure, Drama, Nautical , Historical Literary
    • gay
    • suspense
    • death-defying
    • parents
    • religion
    • love

    The South Pacific, 1842. These are powder-keg times, and in the midst of French Imperial gun boat diplomacy, Redburn has had enough of the sea. He draws a reluctant Toby into an adventure, and in the process loses something more valuable to him than his own life.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 39,143 Words
    • 4,990 Views
    • 18 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. REDBURN From Man to Boy – His First Voyage – A Filmscript 1. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 05/04/2013 (Updated: 03/16/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Nautical , Historical Literary
    • teen
    • first time
    • coming of age
    • death-defying
    • love

    It is the summer of 1839. A 19-year-old boy sets out to be a man. He chooses the sea, or it chooses him, because it is a place where men who love as he does can escape society's pronouncements upon them. The boy unknowingly begins a classic hero's journey of self-discovery – travels 'there,' discovers his task is a deeply personal one, then returns 'home' to find home is not where he wants to be anymore.

    • 6 Chapters
    • 36,257 Words
    • 7,953 Views
    • 24 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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