Why Man Creates
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|Why Man Creates|
|Directed by||Saul Bass|
|Produced by||Kaiser Aluminum, Saul Bass & Associates|
|Written by||Saul Bass and Mayo Simon|
|Music by||Jeff Alexander|
|Edited by||Kent MacKenzie, Albert Nalpas, Cliffe Oland|
|Distributed by||Pyramid Films , |
Why Man Creates is a 1968 animated short documentary film which discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul Bass. It won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. An abbreviated version of it ran on the first broadcast of CBS' 60 Minutes, on September 24, 1968.
Why Man Creates focuses on the creative process and the different approaches taken to that process. It is divided into eight sections: The Edifice, Fooling Around, The Process, Judgment, A Parable, Digression, The Search, and The Mark.
Although uncredited, George Lucas, who was studying film at USC at the time, was the second unit cameraman on this film. Portions of this film also appear in the Saul Bass pitch video for the Bell System logo redesign.
This film is distributed by Pyramid Media. They offer English and Spanish versions, DVD and VHS versions, and also offer two differently-priced version (one for an educational/institutional license, and one for a personal-use license).
- "George Lucas | Portal EmDiv | ”, Lucas, Film, Had, George". Emdiv.com.br. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- "Saul Bass Pitches the New Bell System Logo".
- Why Man Creates at the Internet Movie Database
- Pyramid Media, distributor of institutional/educational version
- Pyramid Direct, distributor of personal/consumer version