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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.

Director:

Michel Gondry

Writer:

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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$132,409, 3 January 2014
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Partizan Films, Partizan See more »
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Color
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References The Green Hornet (2011) See more »

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Drum Canon 2
Written by Howard Skempton
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It might work for some, but it didn't for me
31 July 2015 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This could have been a very thought provoking interview movie, but it didn't turn out so well. Mainly because of the questions and direction the director decided to go with. The43 main points Noam Chomsky really delves into is the human mind from child to adulthood, religion, existentialism and linguistics. Some subjects are delved into pretty well and I found it interesting, although some parts was a bit difficult to comprehend. Because of the director's accent and Noam Chomsky monotone and gruff voice. Noam Chomsky really didn't seem to care if he was in this movie or not. If the questions were more impactful and well thought-out it would have been a far more compelling and interesting movie. The movie also didn't seem to flow in a coherent manner. Even "About A Son" has been done better. Despite the animation when it came to the interview, it didn't seem like whole lot of effort was put into this. Even in the beginning of the movie, the director even admits to egotistical and that is probably what ruined this. This movie just didn't seem to need all that artsy stuff.

3/10


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