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

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A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.



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A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

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25 November 2013 (USA)  »

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?  »

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$132,409 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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It could've been wonderful - it's just pointless
27 September 2014 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

As deep as a saucer, Gondry take on the nature of human language is just a giant waste of time, both Chomsky's and ours. Gondry interviews one of the leading authorities on human language and he cannot think of better questions to ask him than "what makes you happy?" or "do you miss your dead wife?".

If you're interested in Chomsky works, look somewhere else. If you happen to like Gondry - and want to maintain any respect for him - do yourself a favor and skip this movie.

I understand some people appreciate Gondry lavish visual creativity (I usually do, too), but in this movie they cannot compensate for the fact the Gondry has no idea what his own movie is about (since he has no clue what Chomsky is talking about most of the time).

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