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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

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Saul Bass (conceived and written by), Mayo Simon (conceived and written by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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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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Quotes

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

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It Changed My Life...
10 August 2003 | by arion_pSee all my reviews

This is a really powerful documentary. I first saw it on my first day of Gifted & Talented Education at Pinewood Elementary. I was so amazed by the revolutionary ideas, especially the part with the ping pong balls at the factory. Balls come off the production line and are tested to make sure they bounce within a certain range. One ball bounces higher and is rejected, and ends up bouncing further and going on to greater heights than any others. For a Gifted & Talented class, this was a really powerful metaphor. This is a great film to make one think critically about the world surrounding us and how ideas can be influenced by others' opinions -- especially if the opinions later prove to be invalid and fearful. 4/****


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