The Discipline of D.E.

It’s Wednesday, and the limiest gunmen are sweating bullets.

How fast can you take your time, kid?

I love Gus Van Sant’s debut short, The Discipline of D.E. (1982).

Adapted from a William Burroughs story. Here’s a teaser if you’re too time-poor to watch the thing. (But really. “Time-poor”?):

“DE is a way of doing. It is a way of doing everything you do. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE.”

(First seen on Cinema 16: American Short Films.)

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