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

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