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    The mention of Peter Yates directing Summer Holiday led me to thinking about what other incongruous or interesting first/last features other famous directors have started/finished off with.



    One of my favourite directors is Val Guest and he went sort of full circle .... he began his directing career on an Arthur Askey film called Miss London Ltd. His last was the woeful Cannon and Ball effort The Boys in Blue.



    In between he gave us classics such as Hell is a City, Jigsaw, The Day the Earth Caught Fire, 80,000 Suspects, The Runaway Bus, the Quatermass films, The Weapon and Expresso Bongo.

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    name='batman']His last was the woeful Cannon and Ball effort The Boys in Blue.
    I'm watching that tonight - but, for goodness sake, don't tell anyone, will you?



    DS x.

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    John Huston



    The Maltese Falcon



    The Dead



    Not a bad way to begin and end

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    Britmovie's own John Llewelyn Moxey started his feature directing career with the excellent City of the Dead. He also directed what I believe to be the best US TV movie ever made .... the extremely scary The Night Stalker.

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    name='batman']Britmovie's own John Llewelyn Moxey started his feature directing career with the excellent City of the Dead. He also directed what I believe to be the best US TV movie ever made .... the extremely scary The Night Stalker.


    Thank you.



    John

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    Ray Milland started off alright with A Man Alone and directed quite well for a while after that before ending with Hostile Witness - a very flat filming of a stage thriller.

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