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Why Man Creates (1968)

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Muslim Scholar No. 1: Allah be praised, I've invented the zero.
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Muslim Scholar No. 1: Nothing.
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This film goes a long way toward explaining it
15 May 2002 | by (Cedar Falls, IA) – See all my reviews

My talented and gifted group has watched this movie at least once a year since 5th grade. I have now seen the movie at least 10 times. It is one of the most thought-provoking films I have ever seen, plus it is a lot of fun to watch. The vast majority of my friends can quote lines with me; it's that good.

Why Man Creates explores different parts of the creative process, from its history (an amazing animation sequence) to themes of originality, criticism, experiencing art, and searching for meaning. It's very thought-provoking and well worth seeing for anyone. You probably won't find this film outside of an educational setting, but if you ever get the chance to watch it...seize the opportunity.


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