The 1968 Exhibit: "Why Man Creates," 1968 Oscar winner

 

 

"Why Man Creates" is the witty animated film by famed graphic designer Saul Bass that won the 1968 Oscar for Best Short Subject Documentary.  Bass was best known for his memorable title sequences for films such as Psycho, North by Northwest, and The Man with the Golden Arm.  He also designed the briliant logos for corporations and organizations such as the United Way, United Airlines, the Girl Scouts, and AT&T. 

 

97 "Why Man Creates" is one of the handful of films from 1968 selected by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry for "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films."  The feature films from 1968 that are on the Registry include Bullitt, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Producers, Night of the Living Dead, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Planet of the Apes.   With the exception of Night of the Living Dead, you can't watch any of them online, but you can see much of "Why Man Creates" on YouTube or RIGHT HERE: