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Can you name the notable directors from their debut full-length theatrical features?

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Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Butterfly Kiss (Killer On the Road)1995
Pee-wee's Big Adventure1985
The Turn in the Road1919
Body Heat1981
Bottle Rocket1996
Halbblut (The Half-Caste)1919
Edge of the City1957
The Householder (Gharbar)1963
Wat Zien Ik (Diary of a Hooker)1971
Le Beau Serge (Bitter Reunion)1958
The Kid1921
Summer in the City1970
Targets1968
Period of Adjustment1962
Stachka (Strike)1925
Cabin in the Sky1943
La Commare Secca (The Grim Reaper)1962
L'Horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker)1974
Hiroshima Mon Amour1959
Der Knabe in Blau (The Blue Boy/Emerald of Death)1919
The Careless Years1957
Forbrydelsens Element (The Element of Crime)1984
The Duellists1977
Danny Boy (Angel)1982
The Bellboy1960
Bad Company1972
I Basilischi (The Lizards)1963
Sanshiro Sugata (Judo Story)1943
Look Back in Anger1958
Sweetie1989
It's Impossible to Learn to Plow By Reading Books1988
Der Schatz (The Treasure)1923
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978
Mademoiselle Fifi1944
This Sporting Life1963
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot1974
The Three Ages1923
The Left Handed Gun1958
Bleak Moments1971
Fear and Desire1953
The Evil Dead1981
Il Colosso di Rodi (The Colossus of Rhodes)1961
Performance1970
The Slender Thread1965
The Great McGinty1940
Jour de Fete (Holiday)1949
The Last House On the Left1972
Mala Noche (Bad Night)1985
Ossessione1943
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1966
Shadows1959
Stormy Monday1988
Hard Times1975
Heaven Can Wait1978
When the Clouds Roll By1919
The Fox1967
The Bellboy and the Playgirls1962
The Stripper1963
Applause1929
Gumshoe1971
Si J'etais un Espion (If I Were a Spy)1967
The Sterile Cuckoo1969
The Strong Man1926
Praesidenten (The President)1919
The Deadly Companions1961
Konkurs (Audition/Talent Competition)1963
The Seventh Victim1943
Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch)2000
Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows)1959
Seven Sinners1925
Return of the Secaucus Seven1980
In Which We Serve1942
Pi1998
Fear Strikes Out1957
En Kille Och en Tiej (A Guy and a Gal)1975
Luci del Varieta (Variety Lights)1950
Kill Me Again1989
Der Junge Torless (Young Torless)1966
The Delinquents1957
Le Monde du Silence (The Silent World)1956
Das Blaue Licht (The Blue Light)1932
Les Anges du Peche (Angels of the Streets)1943
Following1998
Sleeping Dogs1977
Caged Heat1974
Une Vie Sans Joie (Backbiters)1924
Swamp Women (Cruel Swamp)1955
Blind Husbands1919
Hard Eight1996
Play Misty for Me1971
Hester Street1975
Jenny1936
L'Age d'Or (The Golden Age)1930
Clerks1994
Das Madchen vom Moorhof (The Girl From the March Croft)1935
Goldstein1965
Oh! What a Lovely War1969
Sweet Charity1969
The Landlord1970
Kyriakatiko Xypnima (Windfall in Athens)1954
The Loveless1982
L'Assassin Habite . . . au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21)1942
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975
Le Fantome du Moulin-Rouge1925
Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle)1983
Dragonwyck1946
Backroads1977
Good Times1967
Sex, Lies and Videotape1989
Paris Nous Apppartient (Paris Belongs To Us)1960
Redes (The Wave)1935
The Hunger1983
Who's That Knocking at My Door (J.R./I Call First)1967
Un Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl)1976
Ivanovo Detstvo (My Name is Ivan/The Youngest Spy)1962
Catch Us If You Can (Having a Wild Weekend)1965
Zange no Yaiba (Sword of Penitence)1927
She's Gotta Have It1986
I Pugni in Tasca (Fist in His Pocket)1965
The Sugarland Express1974
What's Up, Tiger Lily?1966
Murder a la Mod1968
The Maltese Falcon1941
Eggshells1969
Shivers (They Came From Within)1975
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie1972
Poor Cow1967
Schlock1973
Compartiment Tueurs (The Sleeping Car Murders)1965
Mauvaise Graine (Bad Blood/Bad Seed)1934
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)1955
Thief1981
Dark Star1974
12 Angry Men1957
Film (Alternate Titles)DirectorYear
Lebenszeichen (Signs of Life)1968
The Young Stranger1957
Bring Your Smile Along1955
The Triple Echo1972
Seizure1974
40 Pounds of Trouble1962
Two Crowded Hours1931
Lola1961
Pokolenie (A Generation)1955
Sweet Kill (The Arousers)1973
I Shot Jesse James1949
Le Sang d'un Poete (Blood of a Poet)1930
Badlands1973
Night of the Living Dead1968
French Dressing1964
Cronace di un Amore (Story of a Love Affair)1950
Bugsy Malone1976
Rose Scarlatte (Red Roses)1940
Intent to Kill1958
The Cohens and the Kellys in Trouble1933
Accatone!1961
Mondo Trasho1969
THX 11381971
Summer Holiday1963
Turn On to Love1969
Lazy Lightning1926
The Pleasure Garden1925
This is Spinal Tap1984
Grumpy1930
Drive, He Said1971
Straight Shooting1917
Sixteen Candles1984
Room at the Top1959
Noz w Wodzie (Knife in the Water)1962
Kris (Crisis)1946
A Kind of Loving1962
My Left Foot1989
A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)1960
Diner1982
The Idolmaker1980
Head1968
Bad Taste1987
The Falls1980
Die Verliebte Firma (The Company's in Love)1932
Come Back, Little Sheba1952
Journey's End1930
The Cars That Ate Paris1974
On the Town1949
Not as a Stranger1955
Grand Theft Auto1977
The Verdict1946
Die Grobe Liebe (The Great Love)1931
In the Company of Men1997
Black Sunday1960
Dr. Broadway1942
Blood Simple1984
9 Lives of a Wet Pussycat1976
Le Signe du Lion (The Sign of Leo)1959
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1945
Un Pilota Retorna (A Pilot Returns)1942
Tui Shou (Pushing Hands)1992
Truly Madly Deeply1990
The Road to Glory1926
Liebe ist Kalter als der Tod (Love is Colder Than Death)1969
Et Dieu . . . Crea la Femme (And God Created Woman)1956
They Live By Night1948

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