A body of work is an all encompassing product. The influence of the many shape the whole.
Repeatedly I've witness attempts to dissect and ascertain supposed core element(s) of impact, discovery of a secret extract, identification of a shortcut. This is a very dangerous and incomplete view of a masterpiece. It cheapens the chef-d'œuvre to filth.
Missing the mark, these mad scientists do not grasp the fundamental truth: it is the harmony and interplay between all things which births the consequence they seek to dismantle.
You cannot artificially manufacture by way of intelligent design one's magnum opus - rather, it organically becomes. For all that you do, is anything you do.