Tristan Gramont, Lover or Murderer?

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ROMANCE HISTORICAL FICTION

1920s & '30s,1940s & '50s

Sylva Kanderal

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Submision Type

book

Logline

The young, gifted painter Tristan, an egoist who seeks only fun in his life, can hardly take a responsibility in life and cope with problems. His success as a painter is in opposition to his chaotic personal life, his decisions that often hurt others. He escaped from Nazis to new York.

Genre

Romance,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Young Tristan comes to Paris in 1920, to study at the Sorbonne. At his first exhibition as a painter at the Salon des Indépendents he meet Jacek, his savior in the war. Jacek introduced him to the life of the Parisian upper class.

Setting

Paris, New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Tristan Gramont

Age: from 20 to 50

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy,Skillful,Seductive,Educated

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About The Author

Sylva Kanderal was born in the former Czechoslovakia. She studied medicine in Brno and obtained her second degree at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zürich, Switzerland, where she also ran her own practice. She is mother of two children. With her artistic talent, she attended the Aimé Venel painting school in Zürich. She also graduated from the School of Writing in Hamburg, Germany. She lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Artists as Picasso, Fitzgerald, Cole Porter in Paris in this time are a part of the book.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Xlibris

Year Published: Xlibris

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-1-6641-8417-6 51799

Genre

ROMANCE, DRAMA, WAR

Brief

A young painter begins to make success with his creations in Paris in the 20s. There he meets fame, money, nights outs, and sexual encounters. Tristan, who seems to have a gift for hurting people, falls in love and ends up having a daughter, but his desire to live from painting in the European environment puts him far away from his loved ones. But he ends up falling in love again and willing to start over, even in the midst of the Gestapo's presence.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

It's accurate, but the author could add more characters to the profile, such as Vivienne and Claire.

Draw of Story

The artistic atmosphere of Paris in the 20s is an initial attraction. The author makes use of places and artists of the time to illustrate his book. The initial image of the young Tristan amid a war bombing is also a strong scene, especially because what follows is a more peaceful life linked to art.

Possible Drawbacks

Tristan's life is interesting for having the participation of other well-known artists, and because he lives intensely, however, some events are repeated, such as his appeal with women, which ends up giving a feeling that his life is a big party and that's it. Perhaps a better balance between work, party, and fragilities would give a more complete vision to the story.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is the life of this artist who tries to do the right thing in his life but continues to fall into the temptations of the French savoir-vivre style.

Fanbase Potential

Art and history fans can be attracted to this story because of the setting, the historical events, and the famous artists Tristan connects with.

Awards Potential

Depending on the dramatic path to be followed. The setting, the presence of art, and famous figures have the chance to give a poetic and beautiful tone to the work. But in narrative terms, it would be interesting to follow a path in which we know more about this artist.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: A YOUNG WRITER VISITING PARIS ENDS UP MEETING GREAT NAMES IN PARISIAN LITERATURE AND ART FROM THE PAST. MR. TURNER: THE ART-FILLED AND TROUBLED LIFE OF THE FAMOUS PAINTER.

What’s New About the Story

The original is that Tristan meets Parisian friends through the war at the beginning of the book.

Lead Characters

Tristan is a controversial man. At first, he just seems to seek fame and celebration, while at other times, he is sensitive to his feelings. Being controversial is an excellent choice for the genre, including the life of an artist. However, it would be nice to see a little more of this artist internally. How he really thinks, biggest fears of him. He seems very much to go with the flow of life.

Uniqueness of Story

It's not a rare gem because we've seen similar films about artists, but the story has its attractions.

Possible Formats

Film: Streaming TV Series: Limited Run / Mini-Series

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

Despite having a good series of events, it seems that the chapters have a gap between them, in time and arc. The stories jump a little from event to event, which ends up making it lose a little drama. The structure would need further development so that the character arc and narrative arc could look more complete. Tristan could also have further development to become a more interesting protagonist. He is already ambiguous in his actions, which is positive, but it would also be interesting to see his weaknesses and fears beyond oral language. The war, at the beginning of the book, could have a more significant extension. It works as a good teaser of what's to come, but this scene is a nice backstory of the character, showing where some of his weaknesses and fears were born, so giving this scene more focus would be great. It's great to follow the bon-vivant style of Parisian nights, and in fact, that's the fun and games part of the story, but it would be refreshing to see a greater variety of events in that section of the book. The story is entertaining, but it needs shaping in structure and characters most of all.