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iCM Forum's Favourite Directorial Debut Features; Results

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iCM Forum's Favourite Directorial Debut Features
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Everybody has to start somewhere, and so do directors. These are our 300 favorite debut features of directors.
A directorial debut feature for this poll was defined as the first film of at least 40 minutes directed by a director that was publicly released.

See these lists from eligible titles:
:imdb: list
:ICM: list
This list was made thanks to Fergenaprido's fantastic This Google Spreadsheet :worship: :worship: :worship:

Half-life = 50

Thanks to these 42 debutants
Please feel free to discuss the list and the series, that you're happy or unhappy about, whether you submitted a list or not, but please try to be courteous when doing so. Also I won't discuss the definition for directorial debut features used in this topic, there has been ample time for that before. When quoting a post with images it's best if you remove the image unless it's directly relevant to what you're posting.

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#300 The Arbor (2010) 191.97 points

Debut of Clio Barnard
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#299 The Grey Fox (1982) 193.49 points

Debut of Phillip Borsos
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AB537 (#23)
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Fergenaprido (#255)
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#298 Lady Macbeth (2016) 194.31 points

Debut of William Oldroyd
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AB537 (unranked>42)
Caracortada (#29)
Gorro (#230)
Lonewolf2003 (#101)
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#297 Yang guang can lan de ri zi [In the Heat of the Sun] (1994) 195.17 points

Debut of Wen Jiang
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263 checks, official lists: 3, :imdb:
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Fergenaprido (#220)
hurluberlu (unranked>28)
Lonewolf2003 (#34)
Melvelet (#29)
Mifune (#61)
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#296 A New Leaf (1971) 195.22 points

Debut of Elaine May
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AB537 (unranked>42)
Gordon_Gekko (#82)
Lonewolf2003 (#104)
OldAle1 (unranked>30)
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#295 Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro [Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro] (1979) 195.72 points

Debut of Hayao Miyazaki
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frbrown (unranked)
Gordon_Gekko (#77)
hurluberlu (unranked>28)
Lonewolf2003 (#43)
Torgo (#105)
zzzorf (#226)
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Top 300 :woot: (D:)

And Miyazaki barely sneaks in :ermm:
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frbrown wrote: March 18th, 2021, 10:51 pm Top 300 :woot: (D:)

And Miyazaki barely sneaks in :ermm:
Talk about a change for our usual results. :D
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#294 A Bronx Tale (1993) 196.53 points

Debut of Robert De Niro
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AB537 (unranked>42)
Gordon_Gekko (unranked>100)
Gorro (#274)
gromit82 (#27)
Lonewolf2003 (unranked>110)
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Torgo wrote: March 18th, 2021, 10:56 pm
frbrown wrote: March 18th, 2021, 10:51 pm Top 300 :woot: (D:)

And Miyazaki barely sneaks in :ermm:
Talk about a change for our usual results. :D
Somehow I doubt we'll see Stanley Kubrick or Ingmar Bergman in the top 10 either...
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#293 The Babadook (2014) 196.56 points

Debut of Jennifer Kent
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blocho (unranked)
Caracortada (#52)
Melvelet (unranked>50)
Panunzio (#104)
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#292 Hjartasteinn [Heartstone] (2016) 197.94 points

Debut of Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
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Fergenaprido (#27)
Gorro (#224)
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#291 Hôtel Monterey (1973) 198.27 points

Debut of Chantal Akerman
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AssonFire (#42)
connordenney (#9)
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Wow, many women in this first batch
"Art is like a fire, it is born from the very thing it burns" - Jean-Luc Godard
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#290 Naissance des pieuvres [Water Lilies] (2007) 198.65 points

Debut of Céline Sciamma
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beavis (#40)
Caracortada (#14)
Fergenaprido (#187)
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#289 Shirkers (2018) 198.98 points

Debut of Sandi Tan
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Gorro (#123)
joachimt (unranked>45)
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Teproc (#18)
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pitchorneirda wrote: March 18th, 2021, 11:51 pm Wow, many women in this first batch
Let's see if we can keep up the 50% ratio ..
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#288 Les anges du péché [Angels of the Streets] (1943) 199.03 points

Debut of Robert Bresson
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connordenney (#26)
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#287 El orfanato [The Orphanage] (2007) 199.87 points

Debut of J.A. Bayona
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Gorro (#306)
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#286 Billy Elliot (2000) 200.24 points

Debut of Stephen Daldry
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#285 The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) 200.28 points

Debut of Judd Apatow
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AssonFire (#89)
Gordon_Gekko (unranked>100)
Gorro (#111)
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#284 Le vieil homme et l'enfant [The Two of Us] (1967) 200.99 points

Debut of Claude Berri
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hurluberlu (unranked>28)
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RolandKirkSunglasses (#15)
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#283 Dokfa nai meuman [Mysterious Object at Noon] (2000) 201.8 points

Debut of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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connordenney (#42)
Mysterious Dude (#86)
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#282 Sib [The Apple] (1998) 201.83 points

Debut of Samira Makhmalbaf
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396 checks, official lists: 6, :imdb:
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frbrown (unranked)
joachimt (unranked>45)
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#281 Krysar [The Pied Piper of Hamelin] (1986) 202.77 points

Debut of Jirí Barta
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Mysterious Dude (#27)
Torgo (#38)
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Oh wow @Krysar! 4 very high votes. Neat.
Although the poll didn't have terribly many participants, to be frank.
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#280 Dark Star (1974) 203.55 points

Debut of John Carpenter
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blocho (unranked)
connordenney (#46)
tobias (#70)
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#279 Fruitvale Station (2013) 205.08 points

Debut of Ryan Coogler
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filmbantha (#66)
Gordon_Gekko (unranked>100)
Gorro (#289)
hurluberlu (unranked>28)
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#278 The Great White Silence (1924) 205.54 points

Debut of Herbert G. Ponting
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#277 Reprise (2006) 206.4 points

Debut of Joachim Trier
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Gordon_Gekko (#13)
Gorro (#279)
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#276 Everything Is Illuminated (2005) 207.05 points

Debut of Liev Schreiber
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filmbantha (#27)
Gorro (#158)
Jimi Antiloop (#27)
joachimt (unranked>45)
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#275 Nanook of the North (1922) 207.21 points

Debut of Robert J. Flaherty
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Gorro (#129)
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#274 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 208.85 points

Debut of Bob Persichetti & Rodney Rothman
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Fergenaprido (#48)
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#273 Proof (1991) 208.94 points

Debut of Jocelyn Moorhouse
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#272 L'appartement [The Apartment] (1996) 212.11 points

Debut of Gilles Mimouni
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: March 19th, 2021, 4:01 am
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#274 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 208.85 points

Debut of Bob Persichetti & Rodney Rothman

10169 checks, official lists: 14, :imdb:
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Fergenaprido (#48)
hurluberlu (unranked>28)
Onderhond (#65)
St. Gloede (#190)
Teproc (#46)
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Oh .. I could have pictured that as a surprise #100ish hit. Not because I have so much love for it (despite me cheering so much animation), but because others have: 8.4 IMDb, 97% RT, every critic loved it, audiences loved it .. Even the ICM comments are full of that, but maybe our participants .. not so much? Well.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: March 19th, 2021, 4:31 am
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#272 L'appartement [The Apartment] (1996) 212.11 points

Debut of Gilles Mimouni

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AssonFire (#40)
beavis (#75)
Gorro (#54)
hurluberlu (unranked>28)
Lonewolf2003 (#45)
Vincent Cassel + Monica Bellucci ca. 1995-2004 .. you can give me that anytime. Not a must-vote for me, but a neat debut :)
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#271 Jin-Rô [Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade] (1999) 212.81 points

Debut of Hiroyuki Okiura
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Gordon_Gekko (unranked>100)
hurluberlu (unranked>28)
Lonewolf2003 (#44)
Onderhond (#7)
russa03 (#74)
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