Lists by glakshmiratan

a list of 317 titles
My favorite movies/mini-series/documentaries

* Most represented

Bergman - 21 Films

Gunnar Björnstrand – 12 Films

10 Films
Erland Josephson, Max Von Sydow, Buñuel

8 Films
Liv Ullman, Dicaprio, Kurosawa, Mifune, Ingrid Thulin

7 Films
Orlando Bloom, Depp, Shimura, Bibi Andersson, Mizoguchi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Kamal Hassan

6 Films
Kieslowski, Bresson, Gunnel Lindblom, Visconti, Michel Piccoli, Ftiz Lang

5 Films
Masaki Kobayashi, Diane Keaton,Duvall, Denzel, Kinuyo Tanaka, Chaplin, Andy Serkis (the dude who played Smeagol), Harriet Andersson, De Niro, Fellini, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Mastroianni
 
a list of 15 people
a list of my fav. actors, and not a list indicative of talent (however you define it), body of work, etc.
 
a list of 15 people
An objective list of the 15 best directors
 
a list of 20 people
A list of the 20 biggest influences on acting, directing, theater, cinema. I will try to take a panoramic view, starting with the Dionysian festival, moving to the Elizabethan Age, to the operas of Wagner that Hitler carried with him, to the propaganda films of Goebbels, to the incomparable Ingmar Bergman, to Brando, to the modern masterpiece, Fight Club.

Few are more influential than Aristotle, and his Poetics was greatly adored by many, amongst them Goethe. But he will not feature in this list, as his contribution to acting, theater, and film is lesser than that of Aristophanes and the Tragedians. This list merely judges, objectively, the contributions of these men to the evolution of the theatrical conception, starting with Aeschylus, and ending with the those who bear the future, people like Denzel and Di Caprio.

I have left out acting coaches like Stella Adler, and studio bosses.

*Someone's lack of fame, say Bala, or Tarkovsky, does not undermine their contribution, just as Caspar David Friedrich's, Blake's or Nietzsche's, could not have been underestimated in their lives because of their commercial failure. I say this because to justify the inclusion of Bergman over Lucas and Spielberg.