Most of the time, a movie is seen mainly as the product of its director. However, occasionally it's the writer who gets the acclaim. A current example is Charlie Kaufman, whose films -- Natural History; Being John Malkovitch; Adaptation.; Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -- despite being made by three different directors, are all more recognizable as Kaufman films than as Spike Jonze films and Michael Gondry films, etc. Another example is Quentin Tarantino. Is it any coincidence that Tony Scott's best film, by far, scoring a full .4 IMDB points above his next best-rated film, is the one written by Tarantino? I don't think so. . . What other screenwriters regularly boost their directors to the "next level," or are perhaps bigger names than the directors who film their material?