The 15 Best Debut Films From Directors

A great first film can jumpstart a filmmaker’s career and show the world what makes them unique.

For example, the conversational dialogue, ’70s soundtrack, and nonlinear narrative of Quentin Tarantino’s first film “Reservoir Dogs” established tropes that the director still relies on today.Not every great director starts out strong, though.

Although he’s one of the greatest filmmakers working today, David Fincher’s career nearly imploded after his disastrous debut, “Alien 3.” Similarly, some directors never reach the same highs as their promising debuts.

There was lots of interest in Neil Blomkamp after the phenomenal “District 9,” but his later films — “Elysium,” “Chappie,” and “Demonic” — failed to…The post The 15 best debut films from directors appeared first on /Film.

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