Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

2013

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013)

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Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky's theory of the emergence of language. In this intellectual feast, Gondry uses drawings to make complex ideas more accessible and to expand the documentary form.

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On paper, Chomsky and Gondry seem like an eternal mismatch, but these two very smart people share an odd but genuine chemistry ...

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Probably of interest only to those viewers who, like Gondry himself apparently, already have an obsession with Chomsky.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

What emerges from the chats and the drawings and the animation is an often-fascinating glimpse at both genius and the creative process (itself a kind of genius, after all). If it sounds boring, it isn't. If it sounds weird, it is - but weird in a good way.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tthe onscreen result is a striking inquiry into how we comprehend the world, neatly divided between a man of words and a man of images

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

An almost entirely hand-drawn, animated film that was clearly a labor of love for the director and has enough charm to reach a wider audience than his other recent docs.

Nov 22, 2013 | Full Review…

Weaves between clear representations of what's discussed and beautiful abstract expressionism.

Nov 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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