Russ Meyer alongside Roger Ebert.
The saviour of many an essay and dissertation. The sad news of the day is the film critic Roger Ebert died after a lengthy illness. Probably the most influential modern film critic. His archive of film reviews available online is an amazing resource, so he leaves behind a massive legacy of content. He also wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls directed by Russ Meyer, which is a B-Movie classic! Strangely, he also liked one of my animations and posted it on his blog a couple years back.