|Original lang.||English / Russian|
|Countries||USA, United Kingdom|
|Directed by||Stanley Kubrick|
|Written by||Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke|
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is a landmark, science fiction classic - and probably the best science-fiction film of all time about exploration of the unknown. It was released, coincidentally, at the height of the space race between the USSR and the US. It appeared at the same time as NASA's exploratory Apollo Project with manned Earth orbiting missions - a prelude to orbiting and landing on the Moon with Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. And it prophetically showed the enduring influence that computers would have in our daily lives.