July 26 is the birthdate of American film director Stanley Kubrick. A few of his films are Spartacus (1960), Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), and The Shining (1980). Kubrick’s first title for the third of these was Journey Beyond the Stars. Co-writer Arthur C. Clarke noted that Kubrick eventually used Homer's The Odyssey as inspiration for the title. "It occurred to us," he said, "that for the Greeks the vast stretches of the sea must have had the same sort of mystery and remoteness that space has for our generation."