Did You Know?
Realizing the screenplay is a director's job; transcending it is his glory. Despite the Writers Guild's immemorial gripes, directing is a fine art, not a lead-pipe cinch (as too many screenwriters have proved when they tried to direct a picture).
In his original review for the film The Crying Game
(1992), he subtly gave away the film's famous plot twist; as the first letter of every word that began each paragraph literally spelled it out.