“Is the Man Who is Tall Happy,” an animated documentary featuring Noam Chomsky, was released on DVD this week.
“Is the Man Who is Tall Happy” focuses on Chomsky’s linguistics and philosophy rather than his political work.
It was directed by Michel Gondry, who also wrote “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art.
The film averaged a score of 7.1/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. The film, which had a limited release in November, 2013, only grossed $132,000 as of January 2014.
You can buy it here.