The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn
DRAMA FANTASY ADVENTURE YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE/THRILLER MYSTERY
John Paul Carinci
Is a homeless man in a park really down and out? Is he much more than what we see on the outside? Everett Quinn is! Watch as the story of this amazing man plays out right before your eyes. Things are not always as they seem. Some are downright mysterious.
“THE TWO LIVES OF EVERETT QUINN," an uplifting story about a troubled young teen befriends a homeless man, Everett Quinn in a park. As they become very good friends, the boy turns his life around through the old man's inspiring stories and motivation. Not until the homeless man is attacked and
This homeless man is actually a millionaire, and had written a very famous song, recorded by major artists years earlier. His goal in life was to give back, and that second voice of Everett's is a spirit from the hereafter. Everett does pass away, but not before changing the young man for life
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other,Rags to Riches
Plot - Other Elements
Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist,Other
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Name: Brian Sanchez
Key Traits: Naive,Underdog,Funny,Heroic,Faithful,Engaging,Empathetic,Complex
Additional Character Details
Name: Everett Quinn
Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Outspoken
Additional Character Details
Name: Everett Quinn
Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Secretive,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken
Additional Character Details
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The hereafter now comes into play even more ofter. My interest in delving into a character's mind deeper is more interesting to me. Book # 10, the two lives of Everett Quinn, deals with a homeless old man and a young teen who befriends him, mentors him, from a troubled young teen into a successful man. The homeless man is the most philosophical person around, and everyone loves him. Turns out the homeless man chooses to be homeless, as he secretly is a millionaire, though doesn't spend a penny on himself, rather helps others tremendously. The book basically wrote itself and would make a great movie
Brian is a poor 16-year-old boy who, walking around the park, meets the homeless Everett Quinn, 80. Both start an unlikely friendship, and Everett teaches many things to young Brian. When the homeless man dies, Brian discovers that Everett was actually a millionaire living a humble life. Everett also leaves a part of his inheritance to Brian, as long as the boy agreed to continue his journey to inspire other people.
Authors Writing Style: FAIR
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
It does, but the author repeats Everett's name twice in the character section, once as a mentor and once as logical. He could remove one of them. Otherwise, it could sound confusing.
Draw of Story
The hook is clear from the start. In the first few pages, we can see how the meeting with Everett changed the boy's life. Brian's initial dialogue with the police officer is quite engaging because it shows how Brian thinks right away. It makes us want to keep reading the script.
The excessive repetition of the theme can make people lose attention. We already know right away what the story is about. However, the dialogues and actions seem to be primarily designed to make the central theme more evident. In fact, this repetition sounds repetitive and reduces its dramatic weight due to excess.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The hook is how a casual encounter with a stranger can change someone's life forever. The boy lives a somewhat unruly life, but after this encounter, he follows Everett's teachings and becomes more faithful and grateful.
Because it is a story that mixes self-help teachings with faith, the story could reach a specific audience. However, to attract a wider audience, the script would need to be developed in some areas, such as dialogue, conflicts, and structure.
If there is no development in the narrative that could diversify the actions and dialogues a little - currently very focused on the teachings and the figure of Everett - I believe that the script would not have much potential for awards.
Similar Films/TV Series
THE DREAMSELLER: A MYSTERIOUS AND WISE HOMELESS SAVES THE LIFE OF A PSYCHIATRIST ABOUT TO COMMIT SUICIDE AND RAISES CURIOSITY ABOUT HIM. MULLY: A ORPHAN BECOMES RICH WITH A PROFITABLE BUSINESS BUT GIVES UP ON HIS WEALTHY LIFE TO OPEN AN ORPHANAGE AND HELP PEOPLE.
What’s New About the Story
The fact that a spirit divides Everett's body and speaks through his mouth. In addition to the central narrative, this figure appears from time to time to talk appropriately about life after death. Although it sounds different, it is also a bit of an odd choice within the theme.
The characters have certain originality: a millionaire beggar who has a host spirit living in his body; and a boy who just got out of prison and finds a beggar who will teach him about faith and give him opportunities. However, their development is quite timid. As the actions are limited to conversations about life and faith, we don't have a chance to get to know them more deeply.
Uniqueness of Story
It is not. The theme is interesting, the character who abandons everything to help people is inspiring, but the character development and narrative arc need further improvements to make the script more impactful.
WORK IN PROGRESS
It is a work in progress because despite exploring inspiring themes and bringing out original characters, we have the feeling that something is still missing. Everything revolves around Everett's figure, his teachings, the people he inspired, his iconic image, which ends up giving us a feeling that the story doesn't go beyond that. The revelation that Everett is rich, in the end, does not have much impact dramatically.
Tips for Improvement
The script would need adjustments in some areas to tell this story more attractively. Narratively, we have the feeling that there is a lack of actions, unfolding of the story, internal and external conflicts. After Brian meets Everett, it all seems to boil down to what Everett has to teach, his stories, and the people who admire him. Brian is the protagonist, but Everett is definitely the most iconic figure in the script. Brian is passive compared to the beggar, which takes away some of the strength that a protagonist needs. The final revelation that Everett was a millionaire, in which an attorney briefly tells the man's story on the last few pages, has no dramatic power. Brian and Everett had a strong friendship, so why couldn't this revelation come any other way? Coming out of the lawyer's mouth is not the most touching way to find out about Everett's biggest secret. Brian also changes very quickly as a person. He sits next to Everett in the park, and right after that, we notice a change in the boy. This change could be more gradual, in an arc contour, so that we could gradually empathize with him. The host spirit that speaks through Everett's mouth is a different resource, but it can cause strangeness in those who watch, and it also produces a feeling of nonsense. The repetition of dialogues and actions, since everything rotates around the fact that Everett is wise and loved by everyone, leaves the story a little tiring. The author has good characters and an exciting theme. He would only need to better develop the dramatic structure, conflicts, and narrative to make the material more attractive.