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Best Directorial debut:


#1

Here you chose your best directorial debut of a feature length film.


  1. Night Of The Living Dead (Romero)
  2. Garden State (Braff) - I’m a sucker for Garden State :’(
  3. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Clooney)
  4. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino)
  5. El Mariachi (Rodriguez)

#2

1. Donnie Darko (Kelly)

2. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino)

3. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)

4. Pi (Darren Aronofsky)

5. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)

6. American History X (Kaye)

7. Garden State (Braff)

8. Versus (Kitamura)

9. Kids (Clark)

10. Clerks (Smith)

11. 12 Angry Men (Lumet)

12. Citizen Kane (Welles)

13. Gummo (Korine)


#3

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]

  1. Donnie Darko (Kelly)
  2. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino)
  3. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)
  4. Pi (Darren Aronofsky)
  5. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
  6. American History X (Kaye)
  7. Garden State (Braff)
  8. Versus (Kitamura)
  9. Kids (Clark)
  10. Clerks (Smith)
  11. 12 Angry Men (Lumet)
  12. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  13. Gummo (Korine)
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[quote=“Biohazard”]
Here you chose your best directorial debut of a feature length film.


  1. Night Of The Living Dead (Romero)
  2. Garden State (Braff) - I’m a sucker for Garden State :’(
  3. Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (Clooney)
  4. Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino)
  5. El Mariachi (Rodriguez)
    [/quote]

I agree with these, and:



Border Radio (Allison Anders as a co-director)

Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch)

Tetsuo: Iron Man (Shinya Tsukamoto)


#4

Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)

Sydney (Hard Eight) (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)


#5

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)

Sydney (Hard Eight) (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
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I think Fistful of Dynamite was Leone’s debut…


#6

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
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Who’s That Knocking at My Door is his feature debut, I believe. Means Streets was like his third film after Boxcar Bertha.


#7

[quote=“Angel”]
Who’s That Knocking at My Door is his feature debut, I believe. Means Streets was like his third film after Boxcar Bertha.
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He’s said himself that he considers Mean Streets his first real movie.


#8

[quote=“Biohazard”]
I think Fistful of Dynamite was Leone’s debut…
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?


#9

[quote=“Bad Max”]
He’s said himself that he considers Mean Streets his first real movie.
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It doesn’t work like that…





Terrence Malick’s Badlands definitely deserves to be mentioned.


#10

In the case that Max is right: I hope Micheal Bay thinks he still has to make his first movie


#11

[quote=“Seth_Gecko”]
In the case that Max is right: I hope Micheal Bay thinks he still has to make his first movie
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hahaha

#12


#13

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
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Boxcar Bertha was his first length feature. Even if Mean Streets really starts his real style as we now characterize it.[quote=“Bad Max”]
Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)
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Obviously not his debut (even if same remark as Scorsese) but before this movie : The Last Days of Pompeii, The Colossus of Rhodes :wink:





Gotta add exactly like Bio and Seth : The Virgin Suicides, Garden State, Reservoir Dogs, Night of the Living Dead, Little Miss Sunshine, Badlands, Permanent Vacation… Hum I miss forget A LOT. Girlfight was clearly an awesome debut too, Boys Don’t Cry too, Eraerhead definitely one of the best too (which has been unoticed here), The Blair Witch Project, Delicatessen for the French (really one of my fav ever too)…



I will think of some new movies I guess…


#14

[quote=“Biohazard”]



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Dude, what is up with you?


#15

Dynamite came out in the 70’s.


#16

ah yes Lili! I was gonna mention Eraserhead, but thought of another one and forgot to add it :stuck_out_tongue:



Should’ve been on my list


#17

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.


#18

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
Boxcar Bertha was his first length feature. Even if Mean Streets really starts his real style as we now characterize it.
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Who’s That Knocking At My Door is 90 minutes. His first feature. It has Harvey Keitel in it.




[quote=“cyber-lili”]
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.
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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.


#19

[quote=“Bad Max”]
Dynamite came out in the 70’s.


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I know…I was just testing you. Great job!


#20

Haha, no you weren’t you hack. ;D