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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.

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Michel Gondry

Writer:

Michel Gondry
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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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References The Green Hornet (2011) See more »

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The Durham Strike
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Performed by John Tilbury
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It could've been wonderful - it's just pointless
27 September 2014 | by ana-aristSee all my reviews

As deep as a saucer, Gondry take on the nature of human language is just a giant waste of time, both Chomsky's and ours. Gondry interviews one of the leading authorities on human language and he cannot think of better questions to ask him than "what makes you happy?" or "do you miss your dead wife?".

If you're interested in Chomsky works, look somewhere else. If you happen to like Gondry - and want to maintain any respect for him - do yourself a favor and skip this movie.

I understand some people appreciate Gondry lavish visual creativity (I usually do, too), but in this movie they cannot compensate for the fact the Gondry has no idea what his own movie is about (since he has no clue what Chomsky is talking about most of the time).


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