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

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