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

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