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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 »

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Saul Bass

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Saul Bass (conceived and written by), Mayo Simon (conceived and written by)

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Paul Saltman
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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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Varför människan skapar See more »

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Saul Bass & Associates See more »
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Muslim Scholar No. 1: Allah be praised, I've invented the zero.
Muslim Scholar No. 2: What's that?
Muslim Scholar No. 1: Nothing.
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Featured in 60 Minutes: Episode #1.1 (1968) See more »

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Why Man Creates as a teaching tool
26 August 2002 | by sandersd-1See 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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