Re: Is the writing credit undervalued?
I agree they should be more acknowledged although other parties do also play large roles in shaping the end products, including how the script-on-screen often "feels."
If a producer or a director has assembled a "script" from rags and patches by multiple writers, the result is pretty much guaranteed to be mediocre.
I've noticed that foreign (perhaps especially Italian) movies tend to credit more writers.
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