Two quick questions designed to start arguments in the comments:
1) Is J.K. Rowling the most significant female writer in human history?
2) Now that Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni are dead, who is the greatest living filmmaker?
Re: Sowing interweb discord entertains me.
Obscure to most of us, anyway, although widely acknowledged within the industry as well as among the most dedicated film fans as brilliant at their craft. I was aware of their brilliance despite having never seen a film by either one of them.
How about Hayao Miyazaki?