Reviews: Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

is_the_man_who_is_tall_happyReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie
    • Excerpt: Every bit as artfully creative and mind-bendingly perplexing as you would expect from the two involved.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Personal animated interview not likely to answer your questions
  • [New – 7/31/14] | Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: A hand-drawn freeform doodle illustrates French director Michel Gondry’s interview (or rather, series of interviews) with eminent philosopher and “father of modern linguistics” Noam Chomsky, in one of the director’s strangest, and strangely appealing, films to date.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: In a weird way, Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? makes ideas fun, like the most pretentious episode of Sesame Street of all time.
  • Don Simpson @ Smells Like Screen Spirit
    • Excerpt: By the end of the film, we have probably learned more about Gondry’s thought processes than Chomsky’s theories, because these conversations with Chomsky serve as a conduit for Gondry to dig deeper into his own mind.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
  • Ron Wilkinson @
    • Excerpt: At best the briefest introduction to Chomsky’s world, Gondry pulls off the impossible with this playfully filmed interview.

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