7.4/10
474
35 user 2 critic

Why Man Creates (1968)

Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(conceived and written by), (conceived and written by)

Star:

Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On the march for progress, mankind kept wasting plenty of natural resources underground, water and energy, polluting the environment without analyzing the losses and problems human beings ... See full summary »

Directors: Elaine Bass, Saul Bass
Stars: Robert Millar
Quest (1984)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On a distant planet, descendants of a crashed spaceship are subjected to mysterious forces that cause them to age and die in just eight days. They must also live in caves to escape the ... See full summary »

Directors: Elaine Bass, Saul Bass
Stars: John Abbott, Noah Hathaway, David Comfort
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An otherworldly, beautiful female android travels in time while scientists try to understand her enigmatic secrets exploiting the occasions of her mysterious, rare appearances. Until she decides the right time to share her vision has come.

Director: Giuliano Tomassacci
Stars: Michela Bruni, Paolo Parnasi, Anna German
Phase IV (1974)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Bass
Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick
Phase IV (2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Goeres
Stars: Dean Cain, Brian Bosworth, Mimi Kuzyk
Neighbours (1952)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren
Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur
Powers of Ten (1977)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Stars: Philip Morrison
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This series of light-hearted episodes by Saul Bass illuminates the fantasy lives of those who daily watch, listen and dream in the worlds of television, movies, popular music and print. By ... See full summary »

Directors: Elaine Bass, Saul Bass
A Movie (1958)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and B-movies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions.

Director: Bruce Conner
Stars: Theodore Roosevelt
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey
Certificate: M Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Saltman ... Scientist
Edit

Storyline

Through several amusing live action and animated vignettes, Saul Bass illustrates a fundamental and essential particularity of human nature that keeps us alive and the world turning, evolving and reaching new designs and possibilities: the necessity of creation. And by creation, Bass means everything from art to mundane things, from words and numbers to unusual abstract works. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Varför människan skapar  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Early Man No. 1: Hey, do you realize you just invented the wheel?
Early Man No. 2: I know, I know.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 60 Minutes: Episode #1.1 (1968) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
So Good That It Was Too Short!
20 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

11/20/17. I can see why this film won an Oscar and is a National Film Registry pick! Educational as well as entertaining at just the right length to keep you engaged and focused. Don't we wish all films were made this way? While it is very much a product of its time ('60s), it still has a message for any and every generation, what makes Man (Humankind) unique is its creativity. It is the stuff of Culture and what makes us who we are. Wished this was longer.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed