2001: A Space Odyssey (lost deleted scenes of science fiction film; 1968)


2001: A Space Odyssey (deleted scenes)
Cover of the film.
Cover of the film.
Status Lost

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Arthur C. Clarke. It originally debuted in USA. The plot of this film follows mankind's biggest moments of progress, leading up to space travel and the struggle between mankind and machines. [1]

There were about 17 minutes of cuts made to the film by Stanley Kubrick before its release.[2] Multiple sources include details of what these scenes pertained to.[3] These cuts seem primarily to alter the pacing of certain scenes rather than removing scenes altogether.

On October 10th, 2017, an article came out from BloomsMag that all 17 minutes of the cut footage has been found in a salt mine vault in Kansas.[4]

Lost Scenes

  • Some shots from the "Dawn of Man" sequence were removed, and a new scene was inserted where an ape pauses with the bone it is about to use as a tool. The new scene was a low-angle shot of the monolith, done in order to portray and clarify the connection between the man-ape using the tool and the monolith.
  • Some shots of Frank Poole jogging in the centrifuge were removed.
  • An entire sequence of several shots in which Dave Bowman searches for the replacement antenna part in storage was removed.
  • A scene where HAL severs radio communication between the "Discovery" and Poole's pod before killing him was removed. This scene explains a line that stayed in the film in which Bowman addresses HAL on the subject.
  • Some shots of Poole's space walk before he is killed were removed.

These deleted scenes were recently found by Warner Bros. in a salt-mine in Kansas, but most have suggested that there's no plan to release a complete version of the film since Kubrick himself made these cuts. As such, these deleted scenes aren't "lost" per say, but they're not likely to resurface to the public at the moment.

References

  1. IMDb summary of deleted scenes themselves Retrieved 8 Sep 2017.
  2. DIY Magazine article about the deleted scenes being found Retrieved 8 Sep 2017.
  3. News coverage of announcement of scenes being found Retrieved 8 Sep 2017.
  4. The BloomsMag article that talks about the footage being found. Retrieved 11 Oct 2017.

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UVSthem

3 months ago
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UVSthem

3 months ago
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Woops, posted in the wrong page.
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Game4brains

2 months ago
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Maybe Warner Bros. can include these deleted scenes as part of the special features for a future home media release, with them being specifically noted as having been removed by Kubrik himself.
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Anonymous user #1

2 months ago
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can't confirm this particularly but I do live in Kansas almost 30 mins away from the salt mine they're referring too. While I have never heard about the 2001 stuff I do know they have a bunch of movie memorabilia in a salt mine in Hutchinson, KS. (they also used this area for some shots in Man of Steel .)
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TectonicSynclair

2 months ago
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can someone please explain why people throw this shit in salt mines to begin with?
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Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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I can’t believe they found it I’m hoping they find the pie fight scene
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SADLAD84

2 months ago
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I think you're thinking of Dr strangeglove.
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Anonymous user #2

2 months ago
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Of course
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Anonymous user #3

19 days ago
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I don't know why someone wrote an article about the discovery in October 2017, but the footage was found back in 2010. However, Warner Brothers always had the footage in their own vault, so finding the footage in the salt mine wouldn't have changed their minds about releasing it anyway.
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Vamp1597

19 days ago
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I'm Anon 3, forgot to log in, but source:

http://www.s...2001_footage
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Anonymous user #4

13 days ago
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why the heck
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