J.K. Rowling Writing Styles in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

J.K. Rowling
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Point of View

The first noteworthy aspect of this book’s point of view relates to its form – specifically, to the fact that it is a screenplay, a form of writing which is primarily defined by the creative intention to describe visual narrative. This means that its primary point of view is that of the viewer, or the viewer’s representative, the camera: all the writing is shaped to reflect what the viewer, and/or the camera, sees and reveals. A related point is the fact that a screenplay such as this is a form of dramatic writing and, like a stage play, places an emphasis on dialogue as a key component (if not the key component) in revealing story, character, relationship, and other aspects of the narrative. Unlike stage plays, however, in which the visual is supplementary to the dialogue, screenplays focus on the reverse – dialogue as...

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