Where do you get your ideas from, Mr Kowalski?

Jacob Kowalski serves a customer at his bakery and gets an unexpected visitor

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

SCENE 124: INT. JACOB’S BAKERY, LOWER EAST SIDE – DAY

CLOSE ON the doorbell as it rings to signal the entrance of a new customer.

CLOSE ON the pastries and breads on the counter, all moulded into fanciful little shapes – we recognise the Demiguise, Niffler and Erumpent among them.

JACOB, serving, is very happy, his shop full to bursting with customers.

FEMALE CUSTOMER

(examining the little pastries)

Where do you get your ideas from, Mr Kowalski?

JACOB

I don’t know – they just come!

He hands the lady her pastries.

JACOB

Here you go – don’t forget this – enjoy.

JACOB turns and calls over one of his bakery assistants, handing him a pair of keys.

JACOB

Hey, Henry – storage all right? Thanks, pal.

The bell tinkles again.

JACOB looks up and is thunderstruck all over again: it’s QUEENIE. They stare at each other – QUEENIE beams, radiant. JACOB, quizzical and totally enchanted, touches his neck – a flicker of memory. He smiles back.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay

By J.K. Rowling