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

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