That's right, I totally know what I'm doing. Don't we all??
Nietzsche, Orwell, Vonnegut, Bukowski, Kerouac, Burroughs, Eliot, Wittgenstein, Searle, Chomsky, Milton Huxley, Carroll, Miller, Welles, Dewey, Ehrenreich, Paul, we could be here a while. The classics deserve a mention too.
Directors: Cronenberg, Romero, Kubrick, Aja, Argento, Nolan, Lucas, Killebrew, Malick, on and on. Off the top of my head: 7 Samurai, Dark City, THX 1138, 1984, Blade Runner, The Crazies, Cabin Fever, Memento, Clockwork Orange, 2001:, See No Evil, Antichrist, Shining, Cannibal Holocaust, see above. Horror is really my thing.
Network TV on occasion, comedy, lot of nonfiction resources, love the classics too, , fond of beat generation stuff. Rap, hip-hop, new and old, death metal, industrial, hardcore. Godflesh. Pop music is good too.