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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Animation | 25 November 2013 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

25 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,800, 22 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,409, 3 January 2014
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Utterly annoying and distracting from the topic
7 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I would have LOVED to hear a good film with some narration concerning Naom. Instead I got a constant annoying projector and misc sounds interrupting what was otherwise a potentially great film. The graphics were amateurish and often pointless. I felt it discounted from his responses more than enhancing them. I didn't see the point in the perpetual noise or randomly agitating the viewer with unnecessary sound. I'm not so schizophrenic I need perpetual noise in order to appreciate an otherwise potentially dry point. Not that I even think of Naom as dry! He's interesting and all that crud did was detract from his speaking or the ability to focus on it. You'd think you'd want to enhance what he is saying but this film does everything but. It just wasn't enjoyable . . . . . . . . . .

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