Watch George Clooney's Space Suited Up In The Air Deleted Scene

By Josh Tyler 2010-03-08 18:17:41discussion comments
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Up in the Air was my favorite movie of the year and even though it lost to The Hurt Locker last night, Iím fine with that. Anything but A Serious Man. Still, you have to wonder what else the movie might have done to curry favor with Oscar voters. Maybe if theyíd put George Clooney in a space suit? Wait a minute, they did!

The following clip contains a scene shot for Up in the Air but never used. The kids are calling it a ďdeleted sceneĒ. In it, George Clooney is depicted making his way through the airports and hotels which comprise Ryan Bingamís life in a full, moon-ready, oxygen tanked, space suit. The idea here was, Iím sure, to depict how disconnected Ryan is from his life and everything around him by using an obvious metaphor. Itís actually a really well-done scene and while I think removing it from Up in the Air was definitely a good decision, director Jason Reitman does a brilliant job of making a rather unsubtle idea more subtle and nuanced than youíd expect . Check it out:

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