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Stanley Kubrick’s 12 “Basic Training” Rules

The documentary S Is for Stanley says Kubrick had these rules posted in every room of his house and that they exemplify his preoccupation with discipline and orderliness. I’m not sure I believe they were posted in every room, but surely the latter is true. Kubrick, one should note, had three daughters and worked from home.

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Part of me wonders if these originate with him. They seem like something that would be posted on a WWII Navy ship. Anyone know of an earlier source?

Cf. Jordan Peterson’s 12 rules for life.

The Old Man and the Gun

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Hard to believe the first one of these came out in 1996. All of my current students, for instance, were born after that.

Glad they brought back Rebecca Ferguson, a highlight for me of the previous film, 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Stunts, cinematography, locations, Cruise intensity — all look top notch.

Opens July 27, 2018.

Hostiles

Saw it last night. Liked it a lot. More than I thought I would. Did a little Twitter thread about it.

Hostiles

Shot Caller

The Lost City of Z