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Watch: 30-Minute Conversation Between Michel Gondry & Linguist/Philosopher Noam Chomsky

The Playlist By Ken Guidry | The Playlist December 5, 2013 at 12:11PM

Michel Gondry’s latest film, the Noam Chomsky documentary “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy," made its theatrical premiere just over two weeks ago. The movie combines Gondry’s unique, whimsical style of animation with a series of conversations the director had with Chomsky. One of our own writers was quite smitten with the film, describing it as “a reverse 'Drunk History'—surreal, humorous visualizations of sober ideas with their own internal logic.” Thankfully, the film’s release allowed for the chance to see Michael Gondry and Noam Chomsky together once again in a 30-minute chat during last month’s NYC DOC Festival.
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Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Michel Gondry’s latest film, the Noam Chomsky documentary “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy," made its theatrical premiere just over two weeks ago. The movie combines Gondry’s unique, whimsical style of animation with a series of conversations the director had with Chomsky. One of our own writers was quite smitten with the film, describing it as “a reverse 'Drunk History'—surreal, humorous visualizations of sober ideas with their own internal logic.” Thankfully, the film’s release allowed for the chance to see Michael Gondry and Noam Chomsky together once again in a 30-minute chat during last month’s NYC DOC Festival.

The discussion was put together by Democracy Now! and moderated by Anthony Arnove. Together, Gondry and Chomsky talk about how they originally met, how Chomsky comes up with his process of exploring ideas, and they also speak candidly about their educational achievements (or lack thereof). Like the film, it’s a great meeting of the minds and it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in seeing the movie.

“Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy” is currently only out on limited release in New York and Los Angeles, but hopefully it will be more widely available soon.

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