andy's version of sad palms was the closest to the novel. the choreography match the stances in the book well.
I actually watched 83 version a long time ago and adored it. Then I watched 98 version with Chris and thought it was so so. I didn't actually watch Louis version until 2000 and read then 2nd edition a year later. Therefore, I never knew the story before hand and used the 83 plot until I read the novel. I enjoy every version because of different things. The only version that I hated on the Richie version. Therefore, the different portrayals in each version has its good and bad.
And I do agree with you on the screaming part, how come the director put some many screaming scenes? To me, just horrible editing and scripting.