Côte d'Azur by Alan C. Baird | Script Revolution

Côte d'Azur

There's nothing quite so romantic as spending one's youth in a foreign land.



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Eric is a 20-something American guy who's plunging headlong into some humorously calamitous and often outrageous adventures, sexual and otherwise, while selling t-shirts on the French Riviera. Or maybe Eric is an older man who's looking back on his earlier years with nostalgic regret and trying to alter the course of his life. This story was inspired by Lawrence Durrell, and his experiments with metafictional techniques in The Avignon Quintet ("fictional" characters interacting with "real" characters) and The Alexandria Quartet (the Rashomon of literature, with multiple points of view). This is a coming-of-age buddy movie, with adventure, romance, fantasy, humor, alternate history and a touch of magic. The script reads like a heightened junior year abroad, with independent 20-somethings instead of traditional students: "L'auberge espagnole" meets "The Motorcycle Diaries." It might be described as a hedonistic tale in the shape of a Möbius strip, trapped in an Escher wood engraving: magical realism with just a dash of irrealism, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine.

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SWN contest semi-finalist: http://9TimeZones.com/cote.htm
The proof-of-concept eBook adaptation is an Amazon «Best Seller»: https://amzn.to/2fgQiJ2

Submitted: February 16, 2020
Last Updated: April 25, 2021

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The Writer: Alan C. Baird

Alan C. Baird enjoys referring to himself in the third person, and was inordinately pleased when ABC-TV's "Max Headroom" series purchased his debut student film, widely hailed as "the most uncommercial piece of ____ in Michigan State's history." His Screenwright(R) screenplay formatter won a $3,333 cash award from Sun Microsystems, and he's written screenplays that finished in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of various international competitions. Alan is a Harvard Book Prize winner who authored "facebookworm" and coauthored a print/web/wap project entitled "9TimeZones.com," which was included in the Whitney Biennial. His work has appeared in a dozen-odd anthologies and may be found... Go to bio
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