I completed a basic outline of my Romeo & Juliet variation. Took awhile to, figure out who was who and what sex, what occupation, what age, etc. Then of course there's the challenge of not just offing them both. Sorry, Hollywood doesn't often make money on tragedies.
Breaking In: How 20 Film Directors Got Their Start by Nicholas Jarecki. Read most of the directors, skimmed a few that I never heard of, and I knew none of their works, so the ability to make their knowlege work for me wasn't there. I still skimmed them looking for and finding the inner workings of the Hollywood system.