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

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