44 years ago, Stanley Kubrick premiered his magnus opus 2001: A Space Odyssey, and to this day the film remains one of the most significant achievements in film history. One of those rare films I could watch over and over again and never cease to be amazed, 2001 not only had a profound effect on film history, it also shaped the minds of the young men and women who went on to shape the world we now live in. A towering example of the power of film and its ability to transform the world. As part of the 44th Anniversary of 2001, The Playlist published a feature highlighting the top five things even the most diehard 2001 fans weren’t aware of. One of these juicy tidbits is the fact that the film was originally entitled Journey Beyond The Stars: “While it was based principally on author Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘The Sentinel,’ the book ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was actually written by Clarke at the same time as he wrote the screenplay with Kubrick. The duo originally referred to it as ‘How The Solar System Was Won,’ and it was initally announced under the name ‘Journey Beyond The Stars.’ Clarke wrote in his behind-the-scenes book ‘The Lost Worlds Of 2001’ that they also considered ‘Universe,’ ‘Tunnel To The Stars’ and ‘Planetfall’ before landing on the eventual winner.” To read the remaining 4 eye-opening facts about this iconic film be sure to visit The Playlist.