This narrative focus on aspects of her life that manifest due to heritage as an octoroon.
In each chapter, Mallaby takes a narrative focus on one individual or company that played an important role in the history of hedge funds.
The novel is told in the third person, but with two strong narrative foci on the two protagonists.
The narrative focus keeps changing, each scene is a cliffhanger and each character has a secret.
The narrative focus is short but true.
If its characters are intriguing, this cinema-verite-style movie never finds its narrative focus.
Its narrative focus is shifted successively from one character to another, in the manner of a relay race, throughout the film's entire running time.
It is she, not Rocky, who ultimately gives the story its narrative focus.
With rare exceptions, he maintains this quality of narrative focus throughout.
Because of that, it may not be fair to blame either the writer or director for its lack of narrative focus.