Colossus: The Forbin Project. 1970. USA. Directed by Joseph Sargent. Screenplay by James Bridges, based on the novel by D.F. Jones. With Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent. 35mm print courtesy of NBCUniversal. 100 min.
Sorely underappreciated, this sophisticated, thrilling Hollywood sci-fi film takes man’s overreliance on intelligent machines to its dreaded conclusion. The US President and the Soviet First Chairman are held hostage by military supercomputers that threaten mutually assured destruction in a bid to take over the world.