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Poll: (Not) First Feature Films by Famous Filmmakers

All of feature films listed below are widely thought to be classic "debuts" and are seemingly first features of great directors. However, if you dig deeper, turns out their actual feature debuts were forgotten for one reason or another. Which of these faux first features is your favorite and most inspiring case of early filmmaking by a known director?

Note: Finished feature films only.

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    The Evil Dead (1981)

    Real first feature by Sam Raimi: It's Murder! (1977)
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    Duel (1971)

    Real first feature by Steven Spielberg: Firelight (1964)
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

    Real first feature by Tobe Hooper: Eggshells (1969)
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    Ya shagayu po Moskve (1964)

    Real first feature by Georgiy Daneliya: Seryozha (1960)
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    The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

    Real first feature by John Landis: Schlock (1973)
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    Maniac (1980)

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    Black Sunday (1960)

    Real first feature by Mario Bava: I vampiri (1959)
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    Carnival in Moscow (1956)

    Real first feature by Eldar Ryazanov: Ostrov Sakhalin (1955)
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    Shivers (1975)

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    Mean Streets (1973)

    Real first feature by Martin Scorsese: I Call First (1967)
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    Re-Animator (1985)

    Real first feature by Stuart Gordon: Bleacher Bums (1979)
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    Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

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    Alien (1979)

    Real first feature by Ridley Scott: The Duellists (1977)
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    The Terminator (1984)

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    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

    Real first feature by John Carpenter: Dark Star (1974)
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    Piranha (1978)

    Real first feature by Joe Dante: The Movie Orgy (1968)
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    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Real first feature by Frank Darabont: Buried Alive (1990)
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    Memento (2000)

    Real first feature by Christopher Nolan: Following (1998)
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    She's Gotta Have It (1986)

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    Ride the High Country (1962)

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    The Deer Hunter (1978)

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    Boogie Nights (1997)

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    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

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    The Matrix (1999)

    Real first feature by The Wachowskis: Bound (1996)
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    Chariots of Fire (1981)

    Real first feature by Hugh Hudson: Irresistible (1971)
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    The Breakfast Club (1985)

    Real first feature by John Hughes: Sixteen Candles (1984)
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    The Hunger (1983)

    Real first feature by Tony Scott: Loving Memory (1971)
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    Wide Awake (1998)

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    Used Cars (1980)

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    The Usual Suspects (1995)

    Real first feature by Bryan Singer: Public Access (1993)
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    Killer's Kiss (1955)


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