REBEL :: GARY LOCKWOOD ONLINE
Seventeen Minutes of Original Footage found in Kansas Vault from “2001” Kubrick Extended Cut
June 28, 2015
According to a new article on SlashFilm.com, seventeen minutes of footage has been found from Stanley Kubrick’s original cut of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. The film was originally 160 minutes long, but for pacing reasons Kubrick cut it back to the length it is now. I for one would love to see a new home video release with the footage restored and two versions on the disc. Now there are some purists who will say to leave the film as it is, but why not allow Douglas Trumbull to restore the footage and let the critics speak. I’m always a fan of the longer version of any film. Sometimes when scenes are cut, for whatever reason, it may not be so good for the context of the film. For instance, in James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic, the scene where Rose (Kate Winslet) went to the stern of the ship to jump off and before Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) met her, Cameron left out an integral scene where Rose after leaving the lounge where her mother and other women were gossiping about Rose’s upcoming nuptials, with Rose sitting there almost catatonic. The scene entailed Rose returning to her stateroom where she begins tearing at the pins and combs in her hair, frantically trying to remove them. Then she also tries to get out of the corset she’s been jammed into as with the convention of the time. The scene shows her frustration at not being able to fulfill her own destiny without the constraints on her sex. This scene for me would have added a little more gravitas the Rose’s reasons for attempting to jump from the ship. Without the scene it just plays that she’s this petulant little teenager. I’ll be posting the article after the cut, but there is reportedly one scene where Moonwatcher (Dan Richter) is filmed at a low angle looking up at The Monolith clarifying the connection between the two. That would have been an integral scene to show The Monolith was definitely having an impact on the progression of the violence in the ape community and its influence on Moonwatcher. What I say is neither Eyes Wide Shut or AI: Artificial Intelligence are the films Kubrick meant for us to see. Eyes Wide Shut was edited further from Kubrick’s original edit after his 1999 death. With AI: Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg certainly did not make the film Kubrick envisioned.
From 1987 :: Starlog 124 Scans
June 20, 2015
I have an article of Gary from 1987 with Starlog Magazine. Here Gary talks about his start in films, the impact of starring in the second STAR TREK pilot as Lt. Cmdr. Gary Mitchell, and making 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY with Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clark and his co-star Keir Dullea. You can find the transcription of the article [ here ].
I’ve added Gary’s work as Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell in the second pilot to the classic STAR TREK episode Where No Man Has Gone Before. Though this was the second pilot, it is listed as episode three of the first season. This episode was commissioned after series creator Gene Roddenberry failed to sell the network on his first pilot The Cage starring Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike. The only ones to survive the original pilot were Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) and Majel Barrett (Nurse Christine Chappel) who in the original played the part of Number One. Added as The Enterprise’s new captain was William Shatner (Captain James Kirk) who it was believed would add a bit more of a Horatio Hornblower feel to the show going forward. Gary’s part was rather significant in the episode, forging the way for such characters as Ricardo Montalban’s Khan Noonien Singh.
Hello & Welcome to Rebel :: Gary Lockwood Online
June 14, 2015
As the title says, welcome to what I hope will be an ongoing project in chronicling the career of actor and producer Gary Lockwood. Gary starred alongside Keir Dullea, who played Commander David Bowman, in the Stanly Kubrick classic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY as Astronaut Frank Poole. Gary also has the distinction of having starred in the second pilot of the Gene Roddenberry groundbreaking science-fiction series STAR TREK as Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell, the man who became a god. I’m not sure how big I hope to make this site, I just know I needed a place to put some of the images of Gary I’ve collected over the past year as I’ve built my site dedicated to his good friend Keir Dullea. For now whatever is included in the site I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and for looking us up.