Fanedit Name: 2001: A Space Odyssey - The Abridged Cut
Faneditor Names: Silentpete & Livinginoblivion
Original Movie Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Fanedit Type: FanFix
Original Release Date: 1968
Original Running Time: 141 minutes
Fanedit Release Date: March 2013
Fanedit Running Time: 84 minutes
Time Cut: 57 minutes
This is an abridged version of Stanley Kubrick's 2001.
My brother and I decided to take a stab at crafting a slimmed down version of 2001, a version that retains the essential plot and characters elements, while removing the longer stretches of tone poem elements that the film is known for. Our hope here was to create a slimmed down version of 2001, not rework the film to change any of its original intent. This cut was made with the utmost respect for its director and his intent. The cuts themselves range from large sequences cut down to small bits and pieces removed. The film has been reduced to 1 hour and 24 minutes, and we feel the film, plot, and characters are completely intact, and that a faster, more energetic film has been created.