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50 Ratings

Why Man Creates

Directed by Saul Bass
United States, 1968
Documentary, Animation, Short


The distillation of narrative passages into stark, metaphorical, or sometimes blazingly simple iconography is everywhere in Why Man Creates, the short financed by Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, and for which Bass won an Oscar.

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Why Man Creates Directed by Saul Bass

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1969 | Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

National Film Preservation Board

2002 | Winner: National Film Registry

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