New Profile Piece on J. K. Rowling: “How J. K. Changed the Face of Literature”


Jul 09, 2011

Posted by Mel

Stylist magazine has a new article which focuses on J. K. Rowling and how she contributed to “changing the face of literature” as well as a reflection on the evolution of Harry Potter’s popularity:

It’s not simply publishing where Rowling’s effect has been felt; the
way she handled the Potter books’ transformation into movies was
revolutionary too. When the film rights were snapped up in 1999 ’ for a
seven-figure sum ’ by Warner Bros, many writers would have been cowed
into taking a back-seat. Rowling ensured that the film was shot in
Britain. That Coca-Cola donate $18 million to American charity Reading
Is Fundamental if they wanted to be involved. She signed off every
script and even acted as a producer on both parts of the Deathly
Hallows. As ever, she is modest. “I have been allowed to make my views
felt. You know, that’s not to say they’re going to take my views on
board, but the conscience rests easy, if you like, knowing that I was
able to sit in the meeting and say what I would not feel comfortable

Rowling still maintains to this day that nothing was ˜her call’.
There was even talk that her clear approach made Steven Spielberg back
out of directing the first film. “Did I have a fight with him?” she said
when asked about it. “No, I definitely did not. I read that in an
article and was mystified. There were things he said that I didn’t agree
with, there were things he said that I did agree with.”

You can read the rest of the article here. Thanks to Stylist for sending this our way!

20 Responses to New Profile Piece on J. K. Rowling: “How J. K. Changed the Face of Literature”

Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: first comment :) WE LOVE YOU JK !!Avatar Imagehp931 says: [i] Thank you, Miss Rowling. Thank you so much. [/i]Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Its becaise she signed off on every scriped that the movies have turned out to wonderfully! Thank you for the fantastic ride JKR. :)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Its because she signed off on every scriped that the movies have turned out so wonderfully! Thank you for the fantastic ride JKR. :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Jo IS the poo!!!Avatar ImageFelipe_Q says: I love Jo!!! She's amazing!! :-)Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: I am anxious for that "Monster-led political fairy story".Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Jo really is honest and down to earth! (:Avatar ImageLivi22 says: This is why we love her!! Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: This was being handed out free near Trafalgar Square before the premiere, there were sooo many copies of it on the floor afterwards haha! I managed to keep mine, even if it is very soggy....Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 'Stylist' sounds like the name of a trade publication for hairdressers.Avatar Imagepuppylove10 says: thank you jk!!!Avatar Imagehewy says: It was a nice biographical piece. She was given great financial and literary advise and has profited handsomely from it - Way to go JO!!!!!Avatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: JK is awesome!Avatar ImageHelloWorld says: The way she protected the adaptations of these books is admirable and has set the stage for many other authors! Way to go JO! Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: j.k rowling, you are inspiring to us all <3Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Another great article to read. Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: We love you Jo!!!!!! You're amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I yelled out the exact same thing at the premiere... it didn't sound too crazy at the time, but once i watched the video, i was like WOAH, IM CRAZY!!!!!!!!! because I sounded sooooo insane! It made me realize that Harry Potter has made such a big impact in our lives; one so big we cant even begin to comprehend it. SO I'd like to say to you JO, thank you for giving us something to live for (Not that we were gonna commit suicide or anything, but you get what I mean) <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: THANK YOU JKR!!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: She is amazing!

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