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      Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation With Noam Chomsky

      Released Nov 22, 2013 1 hr. 29 min. Documentary Biography Animation List
      92% 38 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmaker Michel Gondry animates a series of interviews with esteemed linguist, philosopher, commentator and activisit Noam Chomsky. Read More Read Less

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      An unlikely pairing of form and style, Michel Gondry's Is the Tall Man Happy? successfully gives Noam Chomsky's philosophical musings an expressive canvas with a delightfully anarchic animation style.

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      Alexander B a brilliant and carefully done piece of work on one of the greatest thinkers in modern history! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/19/23 Full Review Audience Member How wonderful that such things can still exist, and that there are those who use their success to such ends. Hats off to Gondry. I must profess to an admiration of both going in to this, but it wasn't disappointed...continuity perhaps. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member What a fascinating animation! This film represents a journey through Chomsky's philosophy. It's really enjoyable and not hard to digest at all. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review john m Michel Gondry is extremely talented at visualizing everything so it's really fun to watch him paint Noam's thoughts here. While the film is just a random mess, it's an engaging one at that. Obviously, most people will ignore this work for the structure of a normal conversation set to animations but there is some insight to be gained here that's worth watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It's good, Understandable and funny at times which helps with the understanding, Can't remember too much specifics but I hope the best points have melded into my subconscious.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member As a fan of Chomsky and creative animation, I honestly struggled through this one. Some glimmers of brilliance were overshadowed by just too much slow, dry conversation. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Andrew Pulver Guardian In the nicest possible way, this is teacher-and-pupil stuff. Rated: 3/5 Feb 9, 2014 Full Review David Lewis San Francisco Chronicle On paper, Chomsky and Gondry seem like an eternal mismatch, but these two very smart people share an odd but genuine chemistry ... Rated: 3/4 Dec 5, 2013 Full Review Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post Probably of interest only to those viewers who, like Gondry himself apparently, already have an obsession with Chomsky. Rated: 1.5/4 Dec 5, 2013 Full Review Pat Padua Spectrum Culture Gondry's style, primitive but inventive, brings ideas to life. Rated: 4/5 Aug 31, 2018 Full Review Dan Mecca The Film Stage We are watching two very fascinating, very different minds interact, and the result is a bit inspiring. Rated: B+ Jun 22, 2016 Full Review Davo Valdés de la Campa Butaca Ancha Reveals a comfortable Gondry on the film work. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 30, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Michel Gondry animates a series of interviews with esteemed linguist, philosopher, commentator and activisit Noam Chomsky.
      Director
      Michel Gondry
      Screenwriter
      Michel Gondry
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 22, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 6, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $132.4K
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