Kubrick releases his first film, a war movie about four soldiers and their journey home from behind enemy lines. With the help of friends and family, the project raised $10,000 for production. The movie opens with:
There is war in this forest. Not a war that has been fought, or one that will be, but any war. And the enemies who struggle here do not exist, unless we call them into being. This forest, then, and all that happens now is outside history. Only the unchanging shapes of fear—and doubt—and death—are from our world. These soldiers that you see keep our language and our time, but have no other country but the mind.