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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? - An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky
Conversation animée avec Noam Chomsky
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Michel Gondry

SON

Gautier de Faultrier

MONTAGE

Sophie Reine, Adam M. Weber

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Howard Skempton

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Partizan Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Shellac, ADAV, La Maison du doc, Shellac, Tënk

ISAN : 0000-0004-88C7-0000-2-0000-0000-V
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  • France | 2013 | 88 minutes | Super 8 mm
  • Un film de Michel Gondry

Un documentaire animé illustrant des entretiens entre Michel Gondry et le philosophe américain Noam Chomsky, linguiste au M.I.T. mais également écrivain et intellectuel engagé. À travers une série d'entretiens, Michel Gondry illustre, au sens propre comme au figuré, les théories de Noam Chomsky, ainsi que les moments personnels que Chomsky révèle, dans un film d'animation, où la créativité et l'imagination de Gondry se mettent au service de la rigueur intellectuelle de Chomsky.

In his new documentary Michel Gondry unfolds his impressions of conversations with American linguist and activist Noam Chomsky in a pulsating stream of fantasy in hand-drawn animation.
The world renowned linguist talks about his earliest rebellion during childhood, makes a connection between the appropriation of language and memory creation, and describes his fascination with Isaac Newton’s discovery of occult forces which refute the concept of the world as a place which functions mechanically. Using the unmistakable handwriting of his own music videos, animation techniques and a 16mm camera, Gondry translates Chomsky’s visions into archaic, unscientific images, playfully weaving them into one organic and surreal roundelay. Trees sprout from the brain bends and morph into geometrical shapes containing groups of people escaping.
Constantly addressing with fond humour and great ingenuity his own uncertainty vis-à-vis Chomsky’s discourse, he creates an unforgettably dreamy visualisation of the way we perceive the world through language.

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  • Le 30 Avril 2014
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