Part documentary and part dazzling journey of cinematic expression, director Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) sits down with esteemed and controversial linguist, philosopher, and political commentator Noam Chomsky for a series of wide-ranging conversations about science and philosophy that delve far into the recesses of the human mind. Gondry presents a visual spectacle by pairing colorful, illustrative drawings with Chomsky’s complex ideas centered around his theory on the emergence of language. This movie is like a private session with the most brilliant professor you’ve ever dreamed of meeting, complete with a visionary artist to “interpret.” The result is a feast for both the eyes and the mind that explores the very nature of how we learn and think.
Allergy to Originality
Drew Christie | USA | 4 min. | 2012