I know for film buffs he is already well renowned, but holy cow, how are Tarkovsky's movies not more well known by people?!? Every film of his that I've seen is so completely just focused in vision and scope... He's one of the rare people where when they make something, you can tell that is "their" thing, e.g. A painting by Picasso or a prelude by Bach. I think that one of the things that might detract people from his films are their slow pace/long shot techniques...but for me, the whole fact that not too many people compose movies in this fashion makes it really enthralling for me. Anywho, long rant over.