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Thanks for all the hard work. The list doesn't have to be completely perfect (yet). It is meant as an aid for the poll. We can always discuss doubtful titles when someone nominates one (of the orange titles) or another from the same director.

I'm making a IMDb list on the first tab now, cause I want to have it for the poll. Will update regularly.
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Some corrections for the second tab:
Arkush, Allan and Dante, Joe[ debut for both is Hollywood Boulevard (1976) tt0074633
Roeg, Nicolas and Cammell, Donald debut for both is Performance (1970) tt0066214
Polak, Sacha (f) debut is Hemel (2012) tt1753899



Some I can confirm. Checked them on wiki and IMDb.
Chabrol, Claude 51404 Le beau Serge
Heckerling, Amy (f) 83929 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Jarmusch, Jim 84488 Permanent Vacation
Kelly, Richard 246578 Donnie Darko
Polański, Roman 56291 Nóż w wodzie
Rohmer, Éric 53279 Le signe du lion Sign of Leo (La Sonate à Kreutze is over 40 min and made produced earlier, but never seem to have had a real wide release "The working copy had been shown once in 1957 and again in the 1970s, but this film remained unreleased until 2013. (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Sonate ... ilm,_1956))
Verhoeven, Paul 63448 Portret van Anton Adriaan Mussert
Wiseman, Frederick 62374 Titicut Follies
Woo, John 70801 Tie han rou qing
Wright, Edgar 131396 A Fistful of Fingers
Wyler, William 17062 Lazy Lightning
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I cross referenced the titles in the second tab of the spreadsheet with this List of all forum lists (until dec 2018), cause those have a higher change of being nominated in the poll. And checked on IMDb if they are indeed the debut features.

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Anvari, Babak 4273292 Under the Shadow
Byrne, Sean 1316536 The Loved Ones
Chen, Anthony 2901736 Ilo Ilo
Chung, Lee Isaac 1031947 Munyurangabo
Coffin & Renaud 1323594 Despicable Me
Cooper, Bradley 1517451 A Star Is Born
Copti & Shani 1077262 Ajami
Coulibaly, Daouda 4936122 Wùlu
Craig, Eli 1465522 Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Talankin, Igor tt0054293 Serge
Daneliya, Georgiy tt0054293 Serge
Davis, Garth 3741834 Lion
Diab, Mohamed 1764141 678
Dolan, Xavier 1424797 J'ai tué ma mère
Dudok de Wit, Michaël 3666024 La tortue rouge
Durkin, Sean 1441326 Martha Marcy May Marlene
Eggers, Robert 4263482 The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
Ergüven, Deniz Gamze (f) 3966404 Mustang
Essuman, Hawa (f) 1585272 Soul Boy
Fan, Lixin 1512201 Gui tu lie che
Farrier & Reeve 5278506 Tickled
Ford, Tom 1315981 A Single Man
France, David 2124803 How to Survive a Plague
Fuentes-León, Javier 1368491 Contracorriente
Fukunaga, Cary Joji 1127715 Sin nombre
Gervasi, Sacha 1157605 Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Gilroy, Dan 2872718 Nightcrawler
Goddard, Drew 1259521 The Cabin in the Woods
Hertzfeldt, Don 2396224 It's Such a Beautiful Day
Jang, Cheol-soo 1646959 Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal
Johnson & Kaufman 2401878 Anomalisa is the debut for Duke Johnson. Synecdoche, New York is the debut for Kaufman (is listed correctly)
Kaufman, Charlie 383028 Synecdoche, New York
Johnstone, Gerard 3504048 Housebound
Jones, Duncan 1182345 Moon
Kent, Jennifer (f) 2321549 The Babadook
Kim, Josh 4370256 How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)
Leclere, Kadija (f) 1848975 Le sac de farine
Leigh, Julia (f) 1588398 Sleeping Beauty
Lotfy, Hala (f) 2443734 Al-khoroug lel-nahar
Maclean, John 3205376 Slow West
Maloof & Siskel 2714900 Finding Vivian Maier


Corrections:
Barret & de La Tullaye > La danse de Jupiter tt1435528
Cowperthwaite, Gabriela (f) > City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story (2010) tt2101513
DeBlois, Dean > Lilo & Stitch (2002) tt0275847 (It is also the debut for Chris Sanders)
Ducournau, Julia (f) > Mange (2012) tt2157105 (it is also the debut for Virgile Bramly)
Folman, Ari > Clara Hakedosha (1996) tt0115909 (it is also the debut for Ori Sivan)
Frammartino, Michelangelo > Il dono (2003) tt0382649/
Gerwig, Greta (f) > Nights and Weekends (2008) tt1186248
Gerster, Jan Ole > Der Schmerz geht, der Film bleibt (2004) tt0777273
González-Rubio, Pedro > Toro negro (2005) tt0462045 (it is also the debut for Carlos Armella)
Greenfield, Lauren (f) > Thin (2006) tt0492496/
Grisebach, Valeska (f) > Mein Stern (2001) tt0288115
Howard & Moore 2948356 Zootopia > Byron Howard debut is Bolt (2008) tt0397892. Rich Moore debut is Wreck-It Ralph (2012) tt1772341. Zootopia is the debut of Jared Bush.
Huang, Weikai > Floating (2004) tt13932732
Karaçelik, Tolga > Gise Memuru (2010) tt1753866
Kolirin, Eran > Hamasa Ha'aroch (2004) tt0425207
Kurzel, Justin 1680114 Snowtown
Laugier, Pascal > Bonne Nuit (1999) tt3430280
Layton, Bart > Becoming Alexander (2005) tt0898898
Lee, Hey-jun > Cheonhajangsa madonna (2006) tt0889064
Lee, Jeong-beom > Yeolhyeol-nama (2006) tt0969367
Lindholm, Tobias > R (2010) tt1434443
Lubbe Bakker (f) & van Koevorden 3149484 Ne me quitte pas > It is the debut for van Koevorden. Lubbe Bakker's debut is Shout (2010)Shout (2010) tt4145748
Maitland, Keith > The Eyes of Me (2009) tt0883409
Maoz, Samuel > Total Eclipse (2000) tt0374287/
Makhmalbaf, Hana (f) > Lezate divanegi (2003) tt0382803


Will continue checking more later this week.
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Thank you for your help Lonewolf! I didn't think think to use that forum list as a cross-reference.

Howard and Moore should both be listed in the second tab separately as well... in my database it counts separate entries for individual directors and any directing pairs they may be in (see the "Keaton, Buster" section for an example of that).

I'll update these ones you've already worked on tomorrow. I need to finish two more films for the LatAm challenge today :D
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 31st, 2021, 6:28 pm Some corrections for the second tab:
Arkush, Allan and Dante, Joe[ debut for both is Hollywood Boulevard (1976) tt0074633
I'm going through everyone mentioned in this thread now. I'll post when I'm done.

For Dante, I came across this on imdb as his debut: tt0270523 The Movie Orgy 1968
It's a weird 7-hour thing though. Thoughts?
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Wrong thread, don't mind me.
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Some more

Correct:
Mehari, Zeresenay 2611390 Difret
Miller, Tim 1431045 Deadpool
Morris, Christopher 1341167 Four Lions
Mouftakir, Mohamed 1756672 Pegase
Na, Hong-jin 1190539 Chugyeogja
Nemes, László 3808342 Saul fia
Noer & Lindholm 1434443 R
Pajot (f) & Swirsky 1942884 Indie Game: The Movie
Paley, Nina (f) 1172203 Sita Sings the Blues
Peele, Jordan 5052448 Get Out
Peli, Oren 1179904 Paranormal Activity
Perkins, Oz 3286052 February
Piedrahita & Sopeña 1016301 La habitación de Fermat
Ponting, Herbert G. 1764657 The Great White Silence
Psihoyos, Louie 1313104 The Cove
Rezaee, Panahbarkhoda 1438171 Cheraghi dar meh
Ruiz Palacios, Alonso 3499048 Güeros
Simard, Whissell, & Whissell 3672742 Turbo Kid
Simón, Carla (f) 5897636 Estiu 1993
Stephenson, Michael Paul 1144539 Best Worst Movie
Thamrongrattanarit, Nawapol 2417540 36
Trank, Josh 1706593 Chronicle
Varda, Agnès (f) 48499 La Pointe-Courte
Waititi, Taika 494222 Eagle vs Shark
Watkins, James 1020530 Eden Lake
Yanney, Ato 8500670 His Majesty's Sergeant
Yonebayashi, Hiromasa 1568921 Kari-gurashi no Arietti
Zahler, S. Craig 2494362 Bone Tomahawk
Zeleke, Yared 4130944 Lamb
Zürcher, Ramon 2586000 Das merkwürdige Kätzchen
Zeitlin, Benh 2125435 Beasts of the Southern Wild

Corrections:
Matsumoto, Hitoshi >Dai-Nihonjin (2007) tt0997147
Mendonça, Kleber Filho > Crítico (2008)tt1368859
Michôd, David > Solo (2008) tt1297301
Moreh, Dror > Sharon (2007) tt1185396
Murat, Júlia (f) > Dia dos Pais (2008) tt1463401
Netzer, Călin Peter > Maria (2003) tt0319821
Oppenheimer, Joshua > The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1998) tt0119065. The Act of Killing could be the debut of anonymous, but it's difficult to know for sure :lol:
Pauwels, Eric > Voyage iconographique: Le martyre de Saint-Sébastien (1989) tt0821545
Pavich, Frank > N.Y.H.C. (1999) tt0296774
Pedersen, Janus Metz > Fra Thailand til Thy (2007) tt2348132
Poonpiriya, Nattawut > Countdown (2012) tt260330
Pölsler, Julian > Sehnsüchte oder Es ist alles unheimlich leicht (1991) tt0253668
Prochaska, Andreas > Die 3 Posträuber (1998) tt0185136
Rivero & Vázquez 5004766 Psiconautas, los niños olvidados > Psiconaut is the debut for Vazques, Rivero's debut is La crisis carnívora (2007) tt0820054
Rivers, Ben > Slow Action (2011) tt1836918
Systad Jacobsen, Jannicke (f) > Sandmann - Historien om en sosialistisk supermann (2005) tt0933387
Szifrón, Damián > El fondo del mar (2003) tt0322298
Ujică, Andrei > Videogramme einer Revolution (1992) tt0108489
Varda, Agnès (f) & JR > JR's debut is Women Are Heroes (2010) tt1667154, Varda's is La Pointe-Courte (1955) tt48499 (as mentioned correctly by her own name)
Vogt-Roberts, Jordan > Mash Up (2011) tt1877697
Waititi, Taika & Clement, Jemaine 3416742 What We Do in the Shadows > is the debut for Clement. Waitiki's debut is Eagle vs Shark (2007) tt494222 (as mentioned correctly by his own name)
Yeon, Sang-ho > Indiaenibakseu: Selmaui danbaekjil keopi (2008) tt1500718
Yi, Seung-jun > Children of God (2008) tt1447951
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Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 7:59 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 31st, 2021, 6:28 pm Some corrections for the second tab:
Arkush, Allan and Dante, Joe[ debut for both is Hollywood Boulevard (1976) tt0074633
I'm going through everyone mentioned in this thread now. I'll post when I'm done.

For Dante, I came across this on imdb as his debut: tt0270523 The Movie Orgy 1968
It's a weird 7-hour thing though. Thoughts?
Yeah, came across that too. Because it's a complications of other material (clips, commercials, and film trailers) I didn't regard as being directorial debut. Also because it doesn't seem to have a fixed run-time.
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I'm very late to the debate but all thesis films from e.g. the Danish Film School are released on TV. I'm not entirely sure if such releases on TV should count because you are guaranteed the spot even if what you make has no commercial viability. As for Tarkovsky I think you could discount There Will be No Leave Today but I've personally always considered Steam-Roller and the Violin his debut. He had a contract with Mosfilm and according to IMDB the film was released in the US, Hungary and Argentinia on top of the USSR. As for Rohmer's Kreusonate - it was never finished. Le signe du lion is his debut.

Imo 40 min. is just about the cut-off point where you can assuredly tell a concise conventional narrative that is more than a single incident (which is also what distinguishes novels and novellas from short stories). Film distribution today hates lengths between 40-80 min. even though 70-80 min. might sometimes pass. However this is kind of a modern convention and imo silly and discriminative. Buster Keaton never made even an 80 min. film (his longest is The General at 79 min.). Seven Chances is 56 min. Does anyone consider it a short? Sherlock Jr. is 45 min. of course and in a lot of circles his most acclaimed film. Sometimes the word "featurette" is used for films in that 40-70 min. length but they're certainly much rather features than shorts. Another example of a film in that length would be Straub-Huilet's 55 min. Not Reconsiled which would probably be near the top of my list.

Imo if we translate literarary conventions into film then a Short Story makes a Short film or a feature, a Novella or Drama makes a feature and a novel makes a mini-series. Remember that Fassbinder squeezed 13,5 hours out of a 400-500 page novel and my understanding is that his adaptation is very close to the novel (until the last episode which is completely his own re-interpretation - which is why I discounted it from the 15,5 hours). John Huston's The Dead is an almost 1:1 adaptation of The Dead which is a 40 page short story and it's an 80 min. film. What I'm trying to say is that feature film is not long form narrative but really short to medium long form. I find that 40 min. films start to satisfy this demand. Whereas below they can't really. The only films shorter than 40 min. that seemed feature in their narrative scope (without relying soley on condensation) that I've seen are La Jetée and The Abyss (1910) and the later is 38 min. Btw would that be eligible?

I mean having an absolute banger feature debut is a rareity. We don't have to artificially inflate Tarkovsky's filmography. Steamroller and the Violin is actually a fantastic debut already. A debut feature is not the first big hit of a director, it's their first try at telling a longer narrative to a wider audience.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:19 pm
Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 7:59 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 31st, 2021, 6:28 pm Some corrections for the second tab:
Arkush, Allan and Dante, Joe[ debut for both is Hollywood Boulevard (1976) tt0074633
I'm going through everyone mentioned in this thread now. I'll post when I'm done.

For Dante, I came across this on imdb as his debut: tt0270523 The Movie Orgy 1968
It's a weird 7-hour thing though. Thoughts?
Yeah, came across that too. Because it's a complications of other material (clips, commercials, and film trailers) I didn't regard as being directorial debut. Also because it doesn't seem to have a fixed run-time.
Okay. I'm fine with that. I'll make a note.

I'm going through your lists.

Here are directors where I found different debuts than you did, so far.

Kelly, Richard 246578 Donnie Darko - I found tt0356179 Visceral Matter 1997
Davis, Garth 3741834 Lion - I found tt0256247 P.I.N.S. 2000
Hertzfeldt, Don 2396224 It's Such a Beautiful Day - This is just a merging of three of his shorts. Should this count as a debut? It's his only feature-length film.

I'm up to Hertzfeldt in your lists, so far.
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tobias wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:24 pm The Abyss (1910) and the later is 38 min. Btw would that be eligible?

I mean having an absolute banger feature debut is a rareity. We don't have to artificially inflate Tarkovsky's filmography. Steamroller and the Violin is actually a fantastic debut already. A debut feature is not the first big hit of a director, it's their first try at telling a longer narrative to a wider audience.
If you're referring to the Danish The Abyss by Urban Gad, then no, it's not eligible, because it's under 40 minutes (though I have seen it referred to as a feature film in places, and it's longest film I've been able to find from 1910). Gad's feature-length debut would be Den sorte drøm as best as I can tell. Thru Trials to Victory was released one month earlier, but all the sources that list a runtime state it's 32 minutes long (Danish Film Institute calls it a feature, but doesn't include a runtime, and says it's 770 metres of 35mm film).

As for Tarkovsky, I've put him down for Ivan's Childhood for now, with a note, based on the previous discussion, but I'm not married to that decision.
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Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 10:17 pm
tobias wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:24 pm The Abyss (1910) and the later is 38 min. Btw would that be eligible?

I mean having an absolute banger feature debut is a rareity. We don't have to artificially inflate Tarkovsky's filmography. Steamroller and the Violin is actually a fantastic debut already. A debut feature is not the first big hit of a director, it's their first try at telling a longer narrative to a wider audience.
If you're referring to the Danish The Abyss by Urban Gad, then no, it's not eligible, because it's under 40 minutes (though I have seen it referred to as a feature film in places, and it's longest film I've been able to find from 1910). Gad's feature-length debut would be Den sorte drøm as best as I can tell. Thru Trials to Victory was released one month earlier, but all the sources that list a runtime state it's 32 minutes long (Danish Film Institute calls it a feature, but doesn't include a runtime, and says it's 770 metres of 35mm film).

As for Tarkovsky, I've put him down for Ivan's Childhood for now, with a note, based on the previous discussion, but I'm not married to that decision.
Hm, with Gad it just strikes me as curious because Den Sorte Drøm is the excact same type of film as Afgrunden. In contemporary terms it would make more sense to regard Afgrunden his debut because it established his entire string of semi-erotic Asta Nielsen films which all followed the form established in this first one by and large - but I get that we have to make a cut-off somewhere. It just feels odd that in the abstract Den Sorte Drøm could be just 3 min. longer than Afrgunden and we'd have to consider that his feature debut.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 31st, 2021, 11:08 pm Corrections:
Gerster, Jan Ole > Der Schmerz geht, der Film bleibt (2004) tt0777273
This is a "Making Of" video from the Goodbye, Lenin DVD, so I'm not counting it as his debut.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:05 pm Corrections:
Vogt-Roberts, Jordan > Mash Up (2011) tt1877697
Yeon, Sang-ho > Indiaenibakseu: Selmaui danbaekjil keopi (2008) tt1500718
Okay, I finished going through all of your lists.

Mash Up is a 30-minute tv movie, so I'm excluding it.
Indiaenibakseu is an anthology film in three parts, so I'm excluding it.

I'm going to stop for the night. I've updated and re-sorted the first Worksheet in the Doc. I will continue going through the Ds tomorrow.
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I took a leisurely stroll through your IMDb list - Ive seen ca 90; I guess you know there are lots and lots of duplicates there.
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Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 10:02 pm Hertzfeldt, Don 2396224 It's Such a Beautiful Day - This is just a merging of three of his shorts. Should this count as a debut? It's his only feature-length film.
If that's the only way to include him in the list... :$ :whistling:
Serious: He's absolutely an maker of short films. Some of which were even nominated for an oscar, but either it's "It's such a beautiful.." or non for him, I guess. (You can argue that Don now works with bigger narrative lines, making 3 of his recent shorts end up as one coherent feature film, when mashed together.)
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Torgo wrote: February 2nd, 2021, 3:53 am
Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 10:02 pm Hertzfeldt, Don 2396224 It's Such a Beautiful Day - This is just a merging of three of his shorts. Should this count as a debut? It's his only feature-length film.
If that's the only way to include him in the list... :$ :whistling:
Serious: He's absolutely an maker of short films. Some of which were even nominated for an oscar, but either it's "It's such a beautiful.." or non for him, I guess. (You can argue that Don now works with bigger narrative lines, making 3 of his recent shorts end up as one coherent feature film, when mashed together.)
Was in doubt about the Hertzfeldt too. It's indeed either that one or none.

I haven't been very thorough in every search, cause for me it's more a tool to help with the poll. When there is uncertainty it always can be discussed, when a movie from that director is nominated.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:19 pm
Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 7:59 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 31st, 2021, 6:28 pm Some corrections for the second tab:
Arkush, Allan and Dante, Joe[ debut for both is Hollywood Boulevard (1976) tt0074633
I'm going through everyone mentioned in this thread now. I'll post when I'm done.

For Dante, I came across this on imdb as his debut: tt0270523 The Movie Orgy 1968
It's a weird 7-hour thing though. Thoughts?
Yeah, came across that too. Because it's a complications of other material (clips, commercials, and film trailers) I didn't regard as being directorial debut. Also because it doesn't seem to have a fixed run-time.
Just to put the nail in the coffin on this one, The Movie Orgy definitely shouldn't be considered Dante's debut. It's basically an ever-evolving clip show he occasionally screens at festivals which is why you don't see a fixed runtime. Never been commercially available and is considered more of a pet project for fun by Dante himself than an actual movie.
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flavo5000 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:24 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:19 pm
Fergenaprido wrote: February 1st, 2021, 7:59 pm
I'm going through everyone mentioned in this thread now. I'll post when I'm done.

For Dante, I came across this on imdb as his debut: tt0270523 The Movie Orgy 1968
It's a weird 7-hour thing though. Thoughts?
Yeah, came across that too. Because it's a complications of other material (clips, commercials, and film trailers) I didn't regard as being directorial debut. Also because it doesn't seem to have a fixed run-time.
Just to put the nail in the coffin on this one, The Movie Orgy definitely shouldn't be considered Dante's debut. It's basically an ever-evolving clip show he occasionally screens at festivals which is why you don't see a fixed runtime. Never been commercially available and is considered more of a pet project for fun by Dante himself than an actual movie.
Well I'm glad that's settled. I was worried that some votes might be taken away from Hollywood Boulevard and that this masterpiece might somehow end up outside the finishing top 10 or even (shudder) top 20.
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OldAle1 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:27 pm
flavo5000 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:24 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 1st, 2021, 9:19 pm
Yeah, came across that too. Because it's a complications of other material (clips, commercials, and film trailers) I didn't regard as being directorial debut. Also because it doesn't seem to have a fixed run-time.
Just to put the nail in the coffin on this one, The Movie Orgy definitely shouldn't be considered Dante's debut. It's basically an ever-evolving clip show he occasionally screens at festivals which is why you don't see a fixed runtime. Never been commercially available and is considered more of a pet project for fun by Dante himself than an actual movie.
Well I'm glad that's settled. I was worried that some votes might be taken away from Hollywood Boulevard and that this masterpiece might somehow end up outside the finishing top 10 or even (shudder) top 20.
Ya know, I actually liked Hollywood Boulevard :P
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flavo5000 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:59 pm
OldAle1 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:27 pm
flavo5000 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:24 pm

Just to put the nail in the coffin on this one, The Movie Orgy definitely shouldn't be considered Dante's debut. It's basically an ever-evolving clip show he occasionally screens at festivals which is why you don't see a fixed runtime. Never been commercially available and is considered more of a pet project for fun by Dante himself than an actual movie.
Well I'm glad that's settled. I was worried that some votes might be taken away from Hollywood Boulevard and that this masterpiece might somehow end up outside the finishing top 10 or even (shudder) top 20.
Ya know, I actually liked Hollywood Boulevard :P
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:36 pm Thanks for all the work Ferg! Haven't had time to look into the spreadsheet, but plan to.

On (Dutch) Mubi they are showing various debut movies under the "First film first" program. So that's a good opportunity to catch some. On Dutch Mubi these are showing (so far):
- Denis Villeneuve - August 32nd on Earth
- Whit Stillman - Metropolitan
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Kasaba
- Jia Zhangke - Pickpocket
- Joanna Hogg - Unrelated
- Lina Wertmuller - The Basilisks
- Mia Hanssen-Love - All Is Forgiven
- Angela Schanelec - Das Glück meiner schwester > "Mein langsames Leben" is listed in the spreadsheet, but Das "Glück meiner schwester" seems to be earlier.
- Francis Ford Coppola - Dementia 13 > Tonight for Sure is listed in the spreadsheet. This is a hard call, cause I don't know how much you can call Tonight for Sure as being directed by Coppola since that is re-edit of "White Open Spaces" which he didn't directed inserted with Coppola's own short "The Peeper".
- Walerian Borowczyk - Goto, Island of Love > Immoral Tales is listed in the spreadsheet. But Goto is his debut (as far as I understand from wiki and IMDb)
Next to those mentioned in the other topic
I also added to the IMDb list:
Denis Villeneuve - August 32nd on Earth
Lina Wertmuller - The Basilisks
Mia Hanssen-Love - All Is Forgiven

For Jia Zhangke I found this one Xiaoshan huijia (1995), I think we can consider that his debut. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_Shan_Going_Home)
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 11:35 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: January 12th, 2021, 4:36 pm Thanks for all the work Ferg! Haven't had time to look into the spreadsheet, but plan to.

On (Dutch) Mubi they are showing various debut movies under the "First film first" program. So that's a good opportunity to catch some. On Dutch Mubi these are showing (so far):
- Denis Villeneuve - August 32nd on Earth
- Whit Stillman - Metropolitan
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Kasaba
- Jia Zhangke - Pickpocket
- Joanna Hogg - Unrelated
- Lina Wertmuller - The Basilisks
- Mia Hanssen-Love - All Is Forgiven
- Angela Schanelec - Das Glück meiner schwester > "Mein langsames Leben" is listed in the spreadsheet, but Das "Glück meiner schwester" seems to be earlier.
- Francis Ford Coppola - Dementia 13 > Tonight for Sure is listed in the spreadsheet. This is a hard call, cause I don't know how much you can call Tonight for Sure as being directed by Coppola since that is re-edit of "White Open Spaces" which he didn't directed inserted with Coppola's own short "The Peeper".
- Walerian Borowczyk - Goto, Island of Love > Immoral Tales is listed in the spreadsheet. But Goto is his debut (as far as I understand from wiki and IMDb)
Next to those mentioned in the other topic
I also added to the IMDb list:
Denis Villeneuve - August 32nd on Earth
Lina Wertmuller - The Basilisks
Mia Hanssen-Love - All Is Forgiven

For Jia Zhangke I found this one Xiaoshan huijia (1995), I think we can consider that his debut. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_Shan_Going_Home)
Agreed on all accounts. I already had all four in the spreadsheet. :thumbsup:
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I've finished working on the spreadsheet for the poll: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Over 4700 entries, which hopefully covers the vast majority of what users are looking for. I'm going to stop working on this list, but I'll keep it online for people to reference whenever they wish, and I will still reply to comments in the doc if anyone finds new information. I'm going to hide (and maybe delete) the second "Unverified" tab, though.

And knowing this forum, we'll probably do another debut poll in a few years, in which case I'll dust this beast off and do a whole new round of updates. :)
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Fergenaprido wrote: March 13th, 2021, 4:25 am I've finished working on the spreadsheet for the poll: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Over 4700 entries, which hopefully covers the vast majority of what users are looking for. I'm going to stop working on this list, but I'll keep it online for people to reference whenever they wish, and I will still reply to comments in the doc if anyone finds new information. I'm going to hide (and maybe delete) the second "Unverified" tab, though.

And knowing this forum, we'll probably do another debut poll in a few years, in which case I'll dust this beast off and do a whole new round of updates. :)
:thumbsup: Great work ! :worship:
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