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Poll: Black-and-White Debut Films

This is a list of black-and-white films that marked the directorial debut of notable filmmakers. Scrappy, visceral and unpolished, these films represented burgeoning auteurs way before they acquired the respect or fame of their larger body of work. Which is the best? Answer or contribute in the Poll Suggestion Thread!

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    Following (1998)

    Christopher Nolan
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    Pi (1998)

    Darren Aronofsky
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    Eraserhead (1977)

    David Lynch
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    Mala Noche (1986)

    Gus Van Sant
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    Control (2007)

    Anton Corbijn
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    13 Tzameti (2005)

    Géla Babluani
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    I Call First (1967)

    Martin Scorsese
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    Knife in the Water (1962)

    Roman Polanski
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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    George A. Romero
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    Breathless (1960)

    Jean Luc-Godard
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    Clerks (1994)

    Kevin Smith
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    Temporada de patos (2004)

    Fernando Eimbcke
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    Güeros (2014)

    Alonso Ruiz Palacios
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    Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (1983)

    Luc Besson
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    Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

    Prince
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    Go Fish (1994)

    Rose Troche
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    The Bellboy and the Playgirls (1962)

    Francis Ford Coppola
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    My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

    Quentin Tarantino (partially lost film)
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    Three Bewildered People in the Night (1987)

    Gregg Araki