Captain Craig wrote:
I just disagree that it's not unwarranted or undeserving to look at a screenwriter as you would any other person in the process-director, producer, composer etc.. and say "Do I like your prior work?", "What have you done lately, was I impressed?"
Sure, fine, but just don't overestimate how much influence the screenwriter has over the process, and don't trust that the writing credits you see on the screen have anything to do with who's actually responsible for the finished film. What's credited as a given writer's work may contain virtually none of their actual work, so you have to be skeptical of what you read in the credits.