Flames Of Passion

Creator: Randal Bazzano
Age rating: 13 and older
Flames Of Passion is the story about Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who originated the design for The Statue Of Liberty. From his vision of a woman, shot down in a street riot during the Second Empire in 1852 Paris, the story begins with a student artist.
Synopsis: "Flames Of Passion" is the story about Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who originated the design for the "Statue Of Liberty." From his vision of a woman, shot down in a street riot during the Second Empire in 1852 Paris, his story begins as a student artist.
Frederich traveled to Egypt to experience the colossi Pyramid and Sphinx. Sailing along the soon to be completed French engineering Suez Canal, he saw a peasant Egyptian woman carrying a water vase on her head.
Frederic then drew the same woman but holding a lantern up with her left arm and hand. He titled the drawing "Progress Bringing Light To Asia."
After returning to France the proposal to construct a lighthouse, at the entrance to the Suez Canal, was submitted to the Egyptian Ambassador during a celebration hosted at Versailles. Frederic's dream of a colossus woman statue was accepted. Upon returning to Egypt, with a statuette model, the project was aborted do to finance. In despair he returned to France.

The government of France in the meantime protesting against a Prussian/Spanish arranged marriage, that would create border tension politically for France, declared war against the Prussian government.
Frederic was soon recruited to lead the Colmar militia for the fortification in Alsace.
Lorraine and Alsace was soon over thrown and Napoleons soldiers captured. After paying five billion Francs for retribution, agreed to by the Prussian government, Frederic was free to continue his life as an artist. With republic sentiment he sculpted on a rocky mountain side what is known as "The Lion Of Belfort."
This creation was to show that the Prussians and Spanish did not destroy France and her true spirit.

Returning to Paris he resumed work at the Le Grand School Of Art. His associates convinced him a work was needed to honor American/Franco relations. Edouard Laybolye, a law professor at the University of Paris, arranged Frederic to travel and see for himself America.
With colleagues support from the Harmony Society, a Franco/American fraternity, he sailed on the PIERRE from Le Harve. On the voyage, after many drawings of a woman colossus lighthouse, "Liberty Enlightening The World" was born.
Frederic met Jeanne Bauex, a French women refugee associated with the Unitarian church in Toronto, through a Harmony Society colleague while visiting New York. Jeanne became inspiration for him to return to France, after his continental tour, and follow through with the project.

After working with government officials, plans on having a "General Lafayette Statue" created beforehand and the international financing campaign for Gautier's engineers, apart of the "Statue Of Liberty" was erected. Frederic and Jeanne were married after the 1886 Philadelphia Exposition presentation of the arm carrying a torch. She is to have been his model, inspiration and liberty to follow through with the completed masterpiece.

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  • Video 1 - 2014 Flames Of Passion promotion
    Creative Notes:
    Created for a Trailer/Sizzler promotional clip from work in progress...
  • Storyboard 2 - Drama, Biographical screenplay..
    Launch storyboard
    Creative Notes:
    A collection of back drop scenery from Film France and Sculptor Catherine Benony. Catherine has conducted a study on the recreation for props needed for this project. A time period from 1852 Paris, France Second Empire uprising through the dedication at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition
    Flames Of Passion is for the feature motion picture about Frederic Bartholdi the designer of Statue Of Libert
  • Script 6 - Randal's 6th Draft
    Creative Notes:
    With edited additions by Billie Harris and Francis Dumaurier, now associated as supporting actor, please critic...

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