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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 »

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Saul Bass

Writers:

Saul Bass (conceived and written by), Mayo Simon (conceived and written by)
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Peter Hansen ... Narrator
Paul Saltman Paul Saltman ... Scientist
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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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very funny, very interesting
27 July 2006 | by elsterusaSee all my reviews

This is a very unconventional film.

I saw this during a lecture at Cornerstone University's Journalism Institute. Honestly, I'm having a hard time understanding the film's application to journalism. Still, I enjoyed it very much.

I love how the introduction seemed like it was copying off of Monty Python's animation style, while, in fact, this was released before "Flying Circua." The sixth episode, with the high-jumping ball, provides an interesting comment on deviating from the norm.

The seventh episode was very uplifting piece on human perseverance. All in all, this is a great compilation of tales that prove that even the most bizarre goals have a chance of succeeding.


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