S+ Stimulant: WHY MAN CREATES
‘Why Man Creates is a 1968 short documentary film which discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul Bass.
The movie won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject.
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.’*
It is a fascinating, cool, weird, and funny exploration of the creative process. From the second section 5:11-onward (the first part is animated and we find it less compelling), the film also offers a fabulous peek into the spirit and aesthetic of the late 60’s in America.
Published: October 16th, 2012