I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. — HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C. Clarke. Based on the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey #1) by Arthur C. Clarke. (Ace; Reissue edition, September 1, 2000) Originally published June 1968.