Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

  • Allergy to Originality


The Buzz Fri, Aug 1, 2014 9:00 AM
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Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2013
Runtime:88 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Michel Gondry
Noam Chomsky
Director:Michel Gondry
Produced by:Raffi Adlan
Georges Bermann
Julie Fong
Michel Gondry
Screenwriter:Michel Gondry
Cinematography:Michel Gondry
Editing By:Sophie Reine
Adam M. Weber
Music By:Sophie Reine
Adam M. Weber


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.

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