2001: A Space Odyssey - The Nolan Cut

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Well not really. But he did supervise the restoration. This is old news at this point.

Long story short, 2001 has been restored by Christopher Nolan to it's original form. It is being shown on 70mm IMAX screens in a handful of cities, and your pal Piggy is going to Toronto to see it!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-christopher-nolan-2001-20180503-story.html

Christopher Nolan returns Kubrick sci-fi masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' to its original glory

And what could be better than seeing a Christopher Nolan approved 70mm IMAX screening of 2001? Seeing a 70mm IMAX screening of The Dark Knight right before it.

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/07/c...night-imax-re-release-anniversary-1201985124/

Now that's a double feature for the ages. The Dark Knight at 6:30. 2001 at 10:15. Both in glorious 70mm film the way the good lord Nolan intended them to be seen.
 

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Well not really. But he did supervise the restoration. This is old news at this point.

Long story short, 2001 has been restored by Christopher Nolan to it's original form. It is being shown on 70mm IMAX screens in a handful of cities, and your pal Piggy is going to Toronto to see it!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-christopher-nolan-2001-20180503-story.html

Christopher Nolan returns Kubrick sci-fi masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' to its original glory

And what could be better than seeing a Christopher Nolan approved 70mm IMAX screening of 2001? Seeing a 70mm IMAX screening of The Dark Knight right before it.

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/07/c...night-imax-re-release-anniversary-1201985124/

Now that's a double feature for the ages. The Dark Knight at 6:30. 2001 at 10:15. Both in glorious 70mm film the way the good lord Nolan intended them to be seen.
It appears to omit the footage Kubrick trimmed after the first couple of showings. I believe this consisted mostly or wholly of documentary interviews with leading 60s thinkers about their view of the future.

Edit: maybe not

https://www.slashfilm.com/17-minutes-lost-2001-space-odyssey-footage/

When the film premiered in 1968, it ran 160 minutes. Kubrick then went in and trimmed a good 19 minutes or so. It’s assumed this would be the footage that was found in Kansas. Here’s what the IMDB says was cut:
  • Some shots from the “Dawn of Man” sequence 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.
  • An entire sequence of several shots in which Dave Bowman searches for the replacement antenna part in storage.
  • A scene where HAL severs radio communication between the “Discovery” and Poole’s pod before killing him. 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.
 

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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.
I saw this motherfucker as a kid at the Cinerama Dome in LA. I was confused as a kid because it didn't look like the monolith and I didn't understand what it was. It was a long flat horizon (the top of the monolith) with the sun or moon peeking over the top. I could never find the scene again watching on DVD
 

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Oh, didn't realize the release was going to be that limited.
Boooooo
I believe starting this coming weekend there are going to be more widely available 4K digital screenings.

I've heard mixed reviews about the Nolan restoration. Color timing may have been fucked with and there may be visible print damage (hence the "unrestored" moniker the release has)
 

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It appears to omit the footage Kubrick trimmed after the first couple of showings. I believe this consisted mostly or wholly of documentary interviews with leading 60s thinkers about their view of the future.
That was an early idea that ultimately ended up getting tossed.
 

Pigdango

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I've never seen 2001 all the way through
I believe starting this coming weekend there are going to be more widely available 4K digital screenings.

I've heard mixed reviews about the Nolan restoration. Color timing may have been fucked with and there may be visible print damage (hence the "unrestored" moniker the release has)
Yes there are visible scratches on the film, as there probably would have been even back in 1968.
 

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Okay, for real, how the fuck old are you?!? I was 1 year old in 1968!

Wavy guy to show no hard feelings. :p:action-sm
Let's see... 1968 would have made me 12.
Yeah, I got to see the original Star Trek series on tv when it was new too. ;)
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Let's see... 1968 would have made me 12.
Yeah, I got to see the original Star Trek series on tv when it was new too. ;)
Fair enough... 12 isn't THAT much older than me. Still, you're an old fucker. Just not ancient.