I made the mistake of going for a CC subscription once. It installed fine on one current (at the time) Mac, and fine on the other one - except for one program that would no install no matter what. Adobe told me I'd have to reinstall the OS, which was factory installed to begin with.
I told them - not asked - that they were going to issue a pro-rated refund on my year-long subscription. As I was speaking to the rep on the phone, I told her to email me a confirmation of the agreement - while we were on the phone call - and to an email address not associated with the subscription. (I didn't trust Adobe to honor what we'd agreed on.) Once I got my confirmation, I told the rep which email address was associated with the account and at that point we shut off the subscription. I did get my pro-rated refund.
Generally Adobe's got good software, but Adobe itself is a terrible company in terms of customer support.
Yep, eyelines and angles - that's how I conserve battery life too.
One trick I learned on The Black and the Blue website is what to do if someone accidentally uses a permanent marker on a slate. Just write over it with a true dry-erase marker; the solvent in that should loosen up the ink from the permanent marker, allowing you to erase it all. I haven't personally tried this (thankfully I haven't needed to), but the video on the website showed that it works.
It looks like the whole camera rig shook when he pulled on the tape, and in fact the final shot does shift a bit left and right at around halfway through the focus pull. I would imagine the average viewer would never notice it - I'm sure I wouldn't have either if I hadn't come across this article.
Lots of people seem to think they know exactly what the director was thinking and intending, especially ironic with interview-shy Kubrick. I watch a movie, see something interesting, and think of what it means to me, not the director. (And Kubrick is the director whose work most resonates with me. But I don't claim to know what he was thinking.)
I would imagine the light output for those would be really low compared to these floods. You could set up some lights, flag them off and then have someone wave strips of duvetyne that have been nailed to a small board in front of the lights.