In the past, writer-director Alfonso Cuarón has disclosed the “alternate ending” of Gravity: “After landing on Earth, Ryan will get back on her feet and as she’s walking away Matt Kovalski falls from the sky and [crushes] her to death,” he once joked.
But a new “alternate scene” has found its way online. And like that proposed ending, the events that occur here would have radically altered the outcome of the film.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
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A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.