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Flick Out; Why Man Creates

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Flick Out
Why Man Creates
Series Description

Originally aired on May 22, 1968 as a four and a half hour marathon showcasing young filmmakers. Hosted by Standish Lawder, Yale University film professor, “Flick Out” gave viewers the chance to watch some of the most creative films being produced at that time. It included short documentaries, film essays, animated cartoons and full-length features that illuminated the art of film.

Beginning in July 1968, “Flickout” became a weekly half-hour series, produced by Henry Morgenthau, showing experimental films from both new, young filmmakers, and established craftsmen. Whenever possible Morgenthau interviews the filmmaker whose work is being shown. Series release date: 5/22/1968

Program Description

A film by Saul Bass, the graphic artist responsible for the famous film credits that accompany the film “The Man With The Golden Arm.” This Oscar-winning color documentary film, made for the Kaiser Aluminum Company, is an examination of the creative process told through seven segments.

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Broadcast program

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Film and Television
Morgenthau III, Henry (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Flick Out; Why Man Creates,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B5AB25B8C65A4FE1BFA3CBC78A857885.
MLA: “Flick Out; Why Man Creates.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B5AB25B8C65A4FE1BFA3CBC78A857885>.
APA: Flick Out; Why Man Creates. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B5AB25B8C65A4FE1BFA3CBC78A857885
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