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

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Mel
July 09, 2011, 07:23 PM

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 with.”
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!

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20 Comments

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first comment :) WE LOVE YOU JK !!

Posted by AlexWeasley12 {WitchFelicis130} on July 09, 2011, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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[i] Thank you, Miss Rowling. Thank you so much. [/i]

Posted by hp's dead account on July 09, 2011, 08:29 PM report to moderator
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Its becaise she signed off on every scriped that the movies have turned out to wonderfully! Thank you for the fantastic ride JKR. :)

Posted by LunaLuver on July 09, 2011, 09:09 PM report to moderator
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Its because she signed off on every scriped that the movies have turned out so wonderfully! Thank you for the fantastic ride JKR. :)

Posted by LunaLuver on July 09, 2011, 09:10 PM report to moderator
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Jo IS the poo!!!

Posted by Won_Two on July 09, 2011, 10:09 PM report to moderator
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I love Jo!!! She’s amazing!! :-)

Posted by Felipe on July 09, 2011, 11:37 PM report to moderator
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I am anxious for that “Monster-led political fairy story”.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on July 10, 2011, 12:54 AM report to moderator
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Jo really is honest and down to earth! (:

Posted by . on July 10, 2011, 01:41 AM report to moderator
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This is why we love her!!

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on July 10, 2011, 03:05 AM report to moderator
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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….

Posted by JoRowlingRocks on July 10, 2011, 05:47 AM report to moderator
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‘Stylist’ sounds like the name of a trade publication for hairdressers.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on July 10, 2011, 02:04 PM report to moderator
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thank you jk!!!

Posted by #1harrypotterfan{HISS} on July 10, 2011, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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It was a nice biographical piece. She was given great financial and literary advise and has profited handsomely from it – Way to go JO!!!!!

Posted by hewy on July 10, 2011, 04:39 PM report to moderator
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JK is awesome!

Posted by CorruptedNethicite on July 10, 2011, 06:09 PM report to moderator
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The way she protected the adaptations of these books is admirable and has set the stage for many other authors! Way to go JO!

Posted by HelloWorld on July 10, 2011, 07:26 PM report to moderator
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