Netflix Documentary Recommendation: The Creative Brain (2019)

Quote from The Creative Brain by author Michael Chabon: “There never has been such a thing as true originality.”


This was an interesting documentary in that it opened my eyes on that I thought creativity meant in terms of originality and failure.  It is based from David Eagleman’s book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World.  It focuses on people from varying professions where creativity must be the central point of their work.  It covers what a creative mind is, where it comes from, and why we create in the first place.  It includes conversations between David Eagleman (neuroscientist/writer) and D.B. Weiss (television producer and writer), Kelis (singer and Le Cordon Bleu trained chef), Tim Robbins (actor, director, screenwriter), Michael Chabon (author), Nathan Myhvold (co-founder of Intellectual Ventures), Robert Glasper (pianist and composer), Nick Cave (musician, author, composer), Bjarke Ingels (architect), Claire Elise Boucher/Grimes (singer, songwriter, visual artist), and Phil Tippett (movie director and visual effects supervisor).  If you want to see the trailer for The Creative Brain, click the little brain below.



Director: Jennifer Beamish and Toby Trackman

Writer: David Eagleman

Major Cast: David Eagleman, Tim Robbins, Michael Chabon, Nathan Myhvold, Robert Glasper, Nick Cave, Bjarke Ingels, Claire Elise Boucher/Grimes, and Phil Tippett.

Rating: NA but the certificate reads TV-14

Running Time: 52 minutes

I rate The Creative Brain at Four Fingers and One Thumb at 100%




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