‘Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?': Noam Chomsky Submits to an Interview, With Cartoons

12 December, 2013 (10:28) | by Robert Horton, Documentary, Film Reviews | By: Robert Horton

Michel Gondry animates Noam Chomsky

Which honor is more likely to make you the star of a movie: being voted People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” or Foreign Policy’s “Leading Global Intellectual”? For perhaps the only time in screen history, this documentary opts for the latter, choosing 2005’s top vote-getter, Noam Chomsky, as its subject.

A lot of this probably had to do with the perpetually whimsical filmmaker involved. French director Michel Gondry is also a designer, animator, inventor, and all-purpose enthusiast; he seems to be curious about just about anything that exists in the world.

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