These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Stephen Sondheim
Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Actually adapting Sweeney Todd for the cinema while remaining faithful to the original musical. Sondheim approves of Tim Burton.
And the main competitor for "most famous" is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. You know, teenaged star-crossed lovers, fatal miscommunication, gang violence... what's not to love?
Then there's Bounce, which was initially a buddy comedy. It wasn't received all that well. Then it was re-tooled as Road Show, and was much darker, and received a better reception.
Evening Primrose doesn't sound like it would be, but after watching it, you will feel uncomfortable. Because it turns out, the mannequins in department stores are murdered and well-preserved people... And while it is one of his lesser known works, it is now considered a particular gem in hiss career.