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Why Man Creates (1968)

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Italian Renaissance Painter #1: Eh, whaddayou doing?
Italian Renaissance Painter #2: I'ma paintin' the ceiling. Whaddayou doing?
Italian Renaissance Painter #1: I'ma paintin' the floor!
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Why Man Creates as a teaching tool
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I first saw Why Man Creates in high school 1978. I also saw it in college - both times it was shown by a drama teacher/professor. When I started teaching in 1984 I got a copy from the service center and I also showed this film to my drama classes. With an average of 2 classes a year and 40 students, I have now shown this to over 700 students. I start my Theatre I class with a unit on creativity and the importance of failure to the creative process. And after seeing it over 40 times, I'm still finding new things to discuss! I have had several students come back to me after graduation asking where I got my copy, so I was thrilled to find in on the Internet. While it does appear dated in some ways, the message is loud and clear. I would hate to start the year without it!


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