2001: A Space Odyssey
'2001: A Space Odyssey' is a collaboration between director Stanley Kubrick and author Arthur C. Clarke. The starting point for the film was Clarke's short story 'The Sentinel', published in 1950. Kubrick and Clarke collaborated on the screenplay, which was produced in tandem with a novel released shortly after the film.
2001 received mixed reactions on its release in April 1968, but has since been widely recognised as a masterpiece of cinema, appearing on a number of 'top film' lists.