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?"
True, but it's also worth remembering that just looking at the talents' resume is not always the most reliable indicator.
Case in point: GREEN LANTERN. On paper, Martin Campbell seemed like a logical choice for director. He'd already done stellar work with James Bond and Zorro, so why not turn him loose on Green Lantern, too? And yet . . .
On other hand, prior to IRON MAN, Jon Favreau was probably best known for ELF. Not exactly an action-packed comic book blockbuster. But that turned out great.
And I'm old enough to remember the howls of fannish despair when (gasp!) the director of BEETLEJUICE and PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE was hired to do BATMAN. Clearly, that was going to bomb big time . . . .