Lists by TrekFan1

a list of 330 people
A list of the notable showbiz personalities who passed away in 2014, ordered by date of death.
 
a list of 509 people
This is a list of living film and TV legends -- those actors, actresses, directors, writers, etc. who made significant contributions to the cinematic and television arts since or before 1968 and are still with us today.

To be added to this list, a person must have begun working in films or television in or prior to 1968 (the death of the production code and the birth of the "New Hollywood" era). They also should have a reasonable amount of renown due to A.) their place in the history of film and/or television; B.) their involvement with one or more classic and/or important films and/or TV shows; C.) their prolific body of work; D.) their impact on society and/or pop culture; or E.) all of the above. Oh, and they have to be alive.

Obviously, when a legend listed here dies, he or she will be removed from the list. Persons removed from this list since its creation on Aug. 14, 2013, will be added to this description with an R.I.P.

[Late Legends]
R.I.P. Julie Harris (1925 – 2013), actress
R.I.P. Jane Kean (1922 – 2013), actress
R.I.P. Eleanor Parker (1922 – 2013), actress
R.I.P. Peter O'Toole (1932 – 2013), actor
R.I.P. Joan Fontaine (1917 – 2013), actress
R.I.P. Audrey Totter (1917 – 2013), actress
R.I.P. Marta Eggerth (1912 – 2013), actress
R.I.P. Juanita Moore (1914 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Run Run Shaw (1907 – 2014), producer
R.I.P. Russell Johnson (1924 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Arthur Rankin, Jr. (1924 – 2014), producer/director
R.I.P. Miklós Jancsó (1921 - 2014), writer/director
R.I.P. Maximilian Schell (1930 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Shirley Temple Black (1928 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Sid Caesar (1922 – 2014), comedian/actor
R.I.P. Ralph Waite (1928 - 2014), actor
R.I.P. Alain Resnais (1922 – 2014), director
R.I.P. Abby Singer (1917 – 2014), production manager
R.I.P. Oswald Morris (1915 – 2014), cinematographer
R.I.P. Lorenzo Semple Jr. (1923 – 2014), screenwriter
R.I.P. Marc Platt (1913 – 2014), dancer/actor
R.I.P. Mary Anderson (1918 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Mickey Rooney (1920 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Craig Hill (1926 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (1918 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Tatiana Samoilova (1934 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Cornell Borchers (1925 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Gordon Willis (1931 – 2014), cinematographer
R.I.P. Mona Freeman (1926 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Herb Jeffries (1913 – 2014), singer/actor
R.I.P. Karlheinz Böhm (1928 - 2014), actor
R.I.P. Joan Lorring (1926 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Martha Hyer (1924 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Ann B. Davis (1926 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Ruby Dee (1922 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Carla Laemmle (1909 – 2014), actress/dancer
R.I.P. Casey Kasem (1932 – 2014), radio host/voice actor
R.I.P. Eli Wallach (1915 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Paul Mazursky (1930 – 2014), writer/director/producer
R.I.P. Bob Hastings (1925 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Rosemary Murphy (1925 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Dickie Jones (1927 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Tom Rolf (1932 – 2014), film editor
R.I.P. Elaine Stritch (1925 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. James Garner (1928 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Robert Drew (1924 – 2014), director/producer
R.I.P. Dick Smith (1922 – 2014), make-up artist
R.I.P. Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014), actress
R.I.P. Don Pardo (1918 – 2014), announcer
R.I.P. Brian G. Hutton (1935 – 2014), actor/director
R.I.P. Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014), actor/director
R.I.P. Andrew V. McLaglen (1920 – 2014), director
R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933 – 2014), comedian/TV host
R.I.P. Richard Kiel (1939 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Antoine Duhamel (1925 – 2014), composer
R.I.P. Donald Sinden (1923 – 2014), actor

[Late Honorary Legends]
This is a list for deceased showbiz personalities who made their film or television debuts after 1968 but otherwise would have been added to the "Living Legends" list.

R.I.P. Saul Zaentz (1921 – 2014), producer
R.I.P. Harold Ramis (1944 – 2014), writer/director/actor
R.I.P. David Brenner (1936 – 2014), comedian
R.I.P. Bob Hoskins (1942 – 2014), actor
R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951 – 2014), actor/comedian
 
a list of 50 titles
Every December, the National Film Preservation Board announces the latest batch of movies to be added to the National Film Registry (NFR) in the Library of Congress. Although the final selections are made by the Film Board and the Librarian of Congress, they encourage the public to nominate films they believe should be added to the Registry. Anybody can send in nominations; instructions on how to do so can be found at the National Film Registry website (http://www.loc.gov/film/filmnfr.html). You can vote, as well, but be sure to do so before September 12th.

To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least ten years old and must be considered "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." It also must be an American film or co-produced by an American studio or produce (hence the *National* Film Registry), although this last rule is not written, merely implied.

There are currently 625 great (and not so great) films in the Registry (a complete list can be found at http://www.loc.gov/film/registry_titles.php), but there are many more that deserve to be included. Many are highly-regarded classics; others are not as praised but are in need of preservation specifically for their historical or cultural significance. Below, in alphabetical order, are my nominees for the 2014 National Film Registry (which I have already submitted to the Film Board) as well as a brief description of my reasons for choosing each film. Obviously, not all of these movies will make the list this year (most of them won't), but hopefully a few of them will.
 
a list of 100 titles
When Empire released their "301 Greatest Films of All Time" last month, I was annoyed to find so many undeserving films on the list. It wasn't a list of greatest films, it was a list of films most popular with mainstream audiences. So I set out to make a more "correct" list of 301 greatest films, to show people what a "greatest films" list should *really* look like. Eventually I realized such an effort was pretentious, futile, and a giant pain in the ass. So I decided on creating a smaller, more personal list of the greatest films I've seen... so far.

I started compiling the list several days ago, giving careful thought to what I truly felt were the greatest films I've seen. At about the halfway point, however, I thought, "There are tons of these types of lists out there. Does anyone really care what *I* think the greatest films are? The list is going to change frequently anyway." So I was just going to make the list for fun and probably keep it out of public view. Then on Friday, by sheer coincidence, a college pal of mine asked me for my thoughts on AFI's 100 Greatest Films list and whether or not I had my own top 100 movies list. Well, he asked and now all of ye shall receive. You can blame him if you don't like it. ;)

I am quite frankly surprised by some of the films I had to leave off -- particularly Barry Lyndon, The Conformist, The Rules of the Game, Stalker, The Bad and the Beautiful, This Is Spinal Tap, Toy Story 1-3, Rio Bravo, Ninotchka, To Be or Not to Be, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The King of Comedy, Last Year at Marienbad, Spirited Away, Sullivan's Travels, The Philadelphia Story and Buster Keaton's The General, just to name... well, several. These films are all worthy of any top 100 list, but they just missed out on mine. Please note, however, that this list can and probably will change in the future. When it does, I'll re-post the updated version.

Anyways, here's my current list of the 100 greatest films I've seen so far.
 
a list of 100 titles
I'm about eight months late with this one, but that's okay; I don't think many people look at these things anyway.

As with the previous lists, what I have here are 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing because they are either, A.) significant to the history of cinema; B.) are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film; C.) have impacted or influenced our culture; or D.) any combination of the above. As always, the movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features or serials; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

Here are the links to my previous lists:
List A: http://www.imdb.com/list/un7plnxygWY/
List B: http://www.imdb.com/list/TUf6VMObavs/
List C: http://www.imdb.com/list/T2wz9imlkRc/
List D: http://www.imdb.com/list/NmFAHpg9Mbw/
List E: http://www.imdb.com/list/6p48vVNyi0o/
List F: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056112454/
 
a list of 9 titles
Ridiculously premature predictions for next year's Oscar race for Best Picture. These predictions will be updated throughout the year.
 
a list of 10 titles
The title says it all. These are what I consider to be the ten best films of 2013. Expect this list to change a little over time.
 
a list of 50 titles
Every December, the National Film Preservation Board announces the latest batch of movies to be added to the National Film Registry (NFR) in the Library of Congress. Although the final selections are made by the Film Board and the Librarian of Congress, they encourage the public to nominate films they believe should be added to the Registry. Anybody can send in nominations; instructions on how to do so can be found at the National Film Registry website (http://www.loc.gov/film/filmnfr.html). You can vote, as well, but be sure to do so before September 28th. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least ten years old and must be considered "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." It also must be an American film (hence the *National* Film Registry), although this last rule is not written, merely implied.

There are currently 600 great (and not so great) films in the Registry (a complete list can be found at http://www.loc.gov/film/registry_titles.php), but there are many more that deserve to be included. Many are highly-regarded classics; others are not as praised but are in need of preservation specifically for their historical or cultural significance. Below, in alphabetical order, are my nominees for the 2013 National Film Registry (which I have already submitted to the Film Board) as well as a brief description of my reasons for choosing each film. Obviously, not all of these movies will make the list this year (most of them won't), but hopefully a few of them will.

This year, I limited myself to one film per director and tried to add more independent features than in previous years. I also tried to have no fewer than five and no more than eight movies per decade (excluding the 1910s and 2000s, each of which only have one). Anyway, those were my goals and now here are my nominees.
 
a list of 100 titles
Hey, look! It's another list of 100 Essential Films! And guess what? I have yet another list in the works for publication later this month. I'll be you just can't wait! Or maybe you can, since you haven't even looked at this list yet. Speaking of which...

As with the previous lists, this list contains 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing. I find these films essential because they are either significant to the history of cinema, are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film, have impacted or influenced our culture, or any combination of the above. The movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

Here are the links to my previous lists:
List A: http://www.imdb.com/list/un7plnxygWY/
List B: http://www.imdb.com/list/TUf6VMObavs/
List C: http://www.imdb.com/list/T2wz9imlkRc/
List D: http://www.imdb.com/list/NmFAHpg9Mbw/
List E: http://www.imdb.com/list/6p48vVNyi0o/

And now, in the immortal words of Marvin Gaye, let's get it on:
 
a list of 100 titles
Welcome to my fifth 100 Essential Films list. As with the previous lists, this list contains 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing. I am currently planning at least one more such list after this one.

I find the films on these lists to be essential because they are either significant to the history of cinema, are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film, have impacted or influenced our culture, or any combination of the above. The movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

Here are links to my previous 100 Essential Films lists:
List A: http://www.imdb.com/list/un7plnxygWY/
List B: http://www.imdb.com/list/TUf6VMObavs/
List C: http://www.imdb.com/list/T2wz9imlkRc/
List D: http://www.imdb.com/list/NmFAHpg9Mbw/

And now for my fifth batch of 100 Essential Films:
 
a list of 100 titles
This is the fourth list containing 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing, with two more such lists on the way. I originally planned to do just one more list containing 250 essential films, but have instead decided to create three more lists of 100 films each. Call it list-maker's prerogative.

Anyway, the films on these lists are essential because they are either significant to the history of cinema, are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film, have impacted or influenced our culture, or any combination of the above. The movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

Here are links to my first three 100 Essential Films lists:
List A: http://www.imdb.com/list/un7plnxygWY/
List B: http://www.imdb.com/list/TUf6VMObavs/
List C: http://www.imdb.com/list/T2wz9imlkRc/

And now here's my fourth batch of 100 Essential Films:
 
a list of 85 titles
The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced last week, so I decided to compile a list of 85 films from the past 85 years that I believe should have been nominated for Best Picture.

This list is not inclusive, nor is it meant to be the top 85 films that should have been nominated. Think of it as a sampling, representative of the many terrific films that were wrongly overlooked by the Academy.

Please note that I did not include any of the films nominated for 'Unique and Artistic Production' at the 1st Academy Awards (i.e. 'Sunrise,' 'The Crowd') because I consider that a Best Picture category (which it kinda was).

Anyway, here's the list.
 
a list of 100 titles
Here is the third of three lists containing 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing. A fourth list containing 250 more essential films will follow.

The films on these lists are essential because they are either significant to the history of cinema, are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film, have impacted or influenced our culture, or any combination of the above. The movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

To see my first 100 Essential Films list, go here: http://www.imdb.com/list/un7plnxygWY/ My second list can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/list/TUf6VMObavs/

And now here's my third batch of 100 Essential Films:
 
a list of 100 titles
Here is the second of three lists containing 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing. A fourth list containing 250 more essential films will follow.

The films on these lists are essential because they are either significant to the history of cinema, are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film, have impacted or influenced our culture, or any combination of the above. The movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

To see my first 100 Essential Films list, go here: http://www.imdb.com/list/un7plnxygWY/

And now here's my second batch of 100 Essential Films:
 
a list of 100 titles
There are many of these lists out there, so I decided to compile a few of my own. This is the first of three lists containing 100 films which I consider to be essential viewing. A fourth list containing 250 more essential films will follow.

The films on these lists are essential because they are either significant to the history of cinema, are necessary for a better appreciation of the art of film, have impacted or influenced our culture, or any combination of the above. The movies are listed in order of initial release date.

These lists are not intended to include *all* of the movies I find essential, nor are they solely for movies I like. There will be some films on these lists I don't particularly care for, but I still believe them to be mandatory viewing. For simplicity's sake, these lists will only include theatrically-released narrative features; there will be no short films or documentaries (though I may do a separate list for those later).

Okay, with all that said, here is the first batch of 100 Essential Films:
 
a list of 50 titles
Every December, the National Film Preservation Board announces the latest batch of movies to be added to the National Film Registry (NFR) in the Library of Congress. Although the final selections are made by the Film Board and the Librarian of Congress, they encourage the public to nominate films they believe should be added to the Registry. Anybody can send in nominations; instructions on how to do so can be found at the National Film Registry website (http://www.loc.gov/film/filmnfr.html). You can vote, as well, but be sure to do so before September 28th. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least ten years old and must be considered "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." It also must be an American film (hence the *National* Film Registry), although this last rule is not written, merely implied.

There are currently 575 great films in the Registry (a complete list can be found at http://www.loc.gov/film/registry_titles.php), but there are many more that deserve to be included. Many are highly-regarded classics; others are not as praised but are in need of preservation specifically for their historical or cultural significance. Below, in alphabetical order, are my nominees for the 2012 National Film Registry, which I have already submitted to the Film Board, as well as a brief description of my reasons for choosing each film. Obviously, not all of these movies will make the list this year (most of them won't), but hopefully a few of them will.