Boxcar Bertha was his first length feature. Even if Mean Streets really starts his real style as we now characterize it.
Who’s That Knocking At My Door is 90 minutes. His first feature. It has Harvey Keitel in it.
I have to add : A Bout de Souffle by Godard, Les 400 Coups by Truffaut, Blood Simple by the Coen Bros.
Has anyone seen Saturday Night, Sunday Morning by Karel Reisz ? I’m totally into Free Cinema and British New Wave lately (like If… by Lindsay Anderson, this movie by Karel Reisz and so on, and their first documentary shorts in the late 50s). Saturday Night, Sunday Morning was a very good debut too.
Haha, you’re like the coolest chick. You like Point Blank, Eraserhead, Saturday Night Sunday Morning and Gun Crazy (I think that was you), etc.
Yeah, I’m into the British New Wave too (or the “kitchen sink” movement as they call it). I just love realism in cinema; french new wave, Italian neo-realism, the kitchen sink, they’ve spawned some great films. And many of my favourite debuts came from these as well.