There was David Brennan's first volume though, he was a fan too ! I mentioned it in the appendix section, and this site is also there as well. but yeah, I wrote it like a novel, actually it reads like a thriller as a reader noted. It makes for a more dramatic and exciting read than just a regular biography.
The "detractors" are thus mentioned, as every drama needs conflict! It's mostly about how hard filmmaking is, and how our fave director likes to raise the bar and fight to achieve his goal, how he fails all the time, but how as he says, his failure is way above other people victories since the bar is so high!
The critics who dismiss him kinda come back as the chapters goes, like a running joke, they're like the funny recurring comical character in a film who always get a pie in the face. You laugh just when you see him because you know he's going to get it. They make for a cracking read. I especially liked in the T2 section, exposing all the criticism (it's gonna fail, make less bo than the original, will never recoup it's budget etc.), and then adding "Meanwhile, in the real world..." and cue to the film being sold to all markets at the Cannes Festival LOL
The thing is, I go by JC's motto. There's gonna be 700 naysayers to anything you wanna make. Just note every reason they argue why you're going to fail, then do it anyway.