Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Michel Gondry, the critically praised filmmaker behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Mood Indigo, reconstructs a filmed conversation between himself and philosopher Noam Chomsky through hand-drawn animation.

2013Rating: G89 minsUSA
AnimatedDocumentary
Director:
Michel Gondry ('Mood Indigo', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', 'The Science of Sleep')
Writer:
Michel Gondry
Cast:
Michel GondryNoam Chomsky
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Reviews & comments

Meditations on Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is indeed one of the (if not the most) incredible thinkers of our time. It's worth watching this film twice - let it wash over you and see what sticks. I don't think you can or should try to watch the film and expect to understand it in a conventional manner.

5.0
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Cinema as self-indulgence?

Movie fans may know French director, Michel Gondry, from the highs of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', and lows of 'The Green Hornet'. If you’re a fan of philosophy, then you’ll be no stranger to America’s foremost analytic philosopher, cognitive scientist, political commentator and cunning linguist, Noam Chomsky. Throw them together in a room and...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An inspired meeting of idiosyncratic minds.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Gondry's delightful stick-figure drawings-such as a living question mark ascending a staircase made of Whys-ably illustrate Chomsky's concepts.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its modesty is one of its strengths, along with Mr. Gondry's entrancing, vibrant illustrations.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In the nicest possible way, this is teacher-and-pupil stuff.

3.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Even though Gondry and Chomsky's very different sensibilities don't mesh in such a way that either man's work gains substantially from the alliance, they're each such good company individually that [this] is still entertaining.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An almost entirely hand-drawn, animated film that was clearly a labor of love for the director and has enough charm to reach a wider audience than his other recent docs.

0
Variety

Variety

press

An inspired meeting of idiosyncratic minds.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Gondry's delightful stick-figure drawings-such as a living question mark ascending a staircase made of Whys-ably illustrate Chomsky's concepts.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Its modesty is one of its strengths, along with Mr. Gondry's entrancing, vibrant illustrations.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In the nicest possible way, this is teacher-and-pupil stuff.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Even though Gondry and Chomsky's very different sensibilities don't mesh in such a way that either man's work gains substantially from the alliance, they're each such good company individually that [this] is still entertaining.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An almost entirely hand-drawn, animated film that was clearly a labor of love for the director and has enough charm to reach a wider audience than his other recent docs.

0

Meditations on Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is indeed one of the (if not the most) incredible thinkers of our time. It's worth watching this film twice - let it wash over you and see what sticks. I don't think you can or should try to watch the film and expect to understand it in a conventional manner.

5.0
0

Cinema as self-indulgence?

Movie fans may know French director, Michel Gondry, from the highs of 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', and lows of 'The Green Hornet'. If you’re a fan of philosophy, then you’ll be no stranger to America’s foremost analytic philosopher, cognitive scientist, political commentator and cunning linguist, Noam Chomsky. Throw them together in a room and...

3.0
0