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

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