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

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writer:

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

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Most of the film is framed in 4:3. However, some sequences extend beyond this. See more »

Connections

References The Thorn in the Heart (2009) See more »

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Duet for Piano and Woodblocks
Written by Howard Skempton
Performed by HCD Ensemble
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A Must See for Anyone Interested in the Creative Process
25 November 2013 | by jlevine5See all my reviews

While Mr. Gondry's accent took a little getting used to, the effort was well worth it. I applaud Mr. Gondry's creativity in presenting Chomsky's ideas about science and philosophy and the doggedness he exhibited in certain instances in delving into the meaning of Chomsky's notions about how we learn and think. The use of animation transformed what for some may have been a droll lecture into a lively and interesting narrative about philosophy, religion, and of course linguistics. I also applaud Gondry's decision not to focus on Chomsky's radical and divisive political views, which would have only detracted from his views about philosophy, science, linguistics and religion. I recommend the film to anyone who is interested in learning about the type of mind-set necessary to think clearly and originally and to make sense of how the world works.


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Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,800, 24 November 2013

Gross USA:

$137,042

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,042
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Partizan Films, Partizan See more »
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