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Best 5 Directorial Debuts

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Nov 20, 10

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Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958)

A low-budget French noir masterpiece. Malle shot it at the age of 24 and Jeanne Moreau leaves her first indelible impresion on the screen.

Performance (Nicholas Roeg, 1970)

Technically co-directed with Donald Cammell, but I couldn't ignore Roeg's explosive debut.

Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

Godard breaks all the rules at once and leaves a lasting impression.

Chocolat (Claire Denis, 1988)

Probably not the film you're thinking of, this is a gorgeous and well-wrought portrayal of race relations in Africa.

The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)

The best one-off ever directed. Robert Mitchum breathes chilling life into the scariest movie villain of all time.

"So many worthy choices that I couldn't fit: Citizen Kane, Reservoir Dogs, Eraserhead, Underworld, Blood Simple, Ivan's Childhood, etc."
- tristanj

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