Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Plotting Potter

J.K Rowling Plotting Potter

How does J.K. use language in this interview?
How does the interviewer prompt Rowling in the interview?

In this interview, j.k Rowling is very calm throughout apart from when she realises that she hasn’t hidden a piece of information on her story board which has all the information about the book, the interviewer does try to comfort her by saying that no one can actually see it but on the video, the camera could always zoom in to see some of the information. At times she does change her body language  like when she becomes very relaxed by saying slang words for example: “cos” or “wanna”, she may also have used slang to appeal to the younger audience. The interviewer soon after asks Rowling a question to clarify on something she didn’t understand, asking this question can also make it easier for the audience to understand what she had just said but at one time, j.k does interrupt the interviewer with something she says her own. The interviewer also draws her to something on the paper but she doesn’t answer maybe because it is secretive. The interviewer asks “Tell us what column is exactly” but J.K Rowling interrupts her rapidly by talking about something else which could show that it is also secretive and she wasn’t meant to show anyone about that but she may not have said it because it might give away something about the book. The interviewer reassures J.k by saying “oh I don’t think anybody can see that” when Rowling accidently has shown a part of the notepad which she may have wanted to be hidden, this also relaxes Rowling making her feel much safer knowing that they cant see the words meant to be hidden. Rowling also says “wont wanna go to close on that because it gives to much away” which simplies that she is thinking that she is already giving away a lot of information which may also give away the surprise to the book.

Friday, 8 March 2013

j.k rowling practise

J.K Rowling practise
In this interview, J.K Rowling talks about her life which sounds as if she had a very unhappy, stressful childhood. J.K Rowling says she had no nostalgia about childhood and then says “whatsoever” adding emphasis to say that she didn’t have any nostalgia.  She hesitates while saying “I c-can” to think of something to say to responds. J.k. Rowling also uses short sentences to add to the previous sentence making more effect to it. J.K Rowling also stutters when she is saying “c-can”. She also uses rhetorical questions which also show if the viewers are listening.

At times, J.K. Rowling says “erm”, this shows that she has a thought of returning to the previous topic she was thinking about. She then tries to reorganize her thoughts about what she is about to say. The interviewer replies “And how cruel other kids can be” is a question using statements that aren’t true. J.K. Rowling explains that kids can be vicious, vicious showing that they may be angry and forceful. J.K. Rowling also says 'erm err and I' a lot to try not to say the wrong thing on TV because she may accidently say something a bit too personal in her life, so she tries to reword it so it states something not as secretive because she doesn’t want anyone to know about her childhood. The interviewers can see that J.K. Rowling was an unhappy child because of what she is saying in the interview but every time she says something about childhood, she tries to make it look better by saying something good abut it. she also is about to say something but then quickly changes to another thing because she might have thought of saying something but then thought it was inappropriate or it may be too personal for it to go on TV. J.K Rowling also uses forceful words by saying “mine clearly isn’t because it wont let me erase it!”, this also shows she did have a bad childhood because she responds to the interviewers question of “but isn’t the mind a wonderful thing to let you erase that?” in a forceful way. She also talks over the interviewer to get her point across.

J.K. Rowling’s body language also differentiates from different interviews, this may be because of her childhood being bad and stressful which is showing uncomfortableness, she changes the subject sometimes to get out of feeling uncomfortable because she may start to show feelings in front of everyone.