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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.

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Michel Gondry

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Michel Gondry
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Cast

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

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,800, 22 November 2013

Gross USA:

$132,409
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Partizan Films, Partizan See more »
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References The Green Hornet (2011) See more »

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Three Pieces For Oboe
Written by Howard Skempton
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Perfect for What It Is
12 December 2013 | by rzajacSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic, intelligent wedding of word and image. It's like a genuine synthesthetic experience, like the animator wanted us to have a cogent, dependable hallucination of Chomsky's brilliant, eloquent statements. From time to time I would sort of "forget" whether I was hearing Chomsky or seeing what he was saying; they sometimes switched places... or (perhaps more accurately) truly merged in my mind, like finally having the image of one of those 3D "art" images pop out at you when your eyes finally settle into the correct parallax and focus mix. I found that when I was relaxed and letting the flow of ideation wash over me, my experience was "of a piece"; almost psychedelically.

What can I say? It's just a lovely way to mainline a genius' thinking; the filmmaker succeeds in his quest to enhance and tease out the intuitive aspects to technical/scientific thinking; and that's downright inspirational!

Check it out.

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Just want to add one more point. As much as I find Chomsky's politics to be vital and morally attuned, it STILL strikes me as a great artistic decision on the part of Gondry to 1) minimize the politics, 2) put them off 'til (largely) the end, and 3) subsume them to the task of conveying warmth (not urgency). You get a measured, requisite dose of Chomsky's politics, *without* the overwhelming sense one often gets with Chomsky that, up against so much troglodytic inertia, the task truly daunts. Bravo.


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