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

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