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intro’d to Michel here.. trailer for documentary/conversation w/Noam Chomsky:

is the man who is tall happy

A new trailer has arrived for Michel Gondry’s upcoming animated documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, which prominently features notable professor, linguist, political philosopher, and activist Noam Chomsky.

The film’s unique premise involves recorded conversations the French director had with Chomsky on his theory of the emergence of language. Gondry then paired these recorded conversations with his own hand-drawn animation sequences to create the final product.

The trailer plunges the viewer right into a conversation with Chomsky, who is contemplating the similarities between willow trees. Anyone who has ever felt a bit lost while attempting to take a stab at studying the political philosopher’s work will surely relate to Gondry’s interjection of “As you can see, I felt a bit stupid here.”

via http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/10/29/is-the-man-who-is-tall-happy-trailer-michel-gondry-tries-to-keep-up-with-noam-chomsky-video/

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is the man who is tall happy

Gondry on democracy now (video):


12 min – if you’re not willing to be puzzled.. you just become the replica of someone else’s mind

Gondry: are you happy…  Chomsky: i don’t think about it much

16 min – about Carol

22 min – on his kids and ed

28 min – the mental conceptions we impose on interpreting very fragmentary experience


on language – clip from is the tall man happy

Open Culture (@openculture) tweeted at 11:54 PM – 27 Mar 2018 :

Noam Chomsky Describes How Kids Acquire Language in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry https://t.co/SPKiWlBYpb https://t.co/trGuoQ2u4N (http://twitter.com/openculture/status/978872909396676609?s=17)

children know a lot about language before they can exhibit it..

during early exposure – 18 months.. where child is not manifesting.. they are acquiring.. not consciously.. .. can understand what saying if can put hand on face

consider 1 day old infant.. a lot of things going on.. how does infant figure out what part of that is language..


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via Amy Goodman and democracy now:

Democracy Now! (@democracynow)
12/3/13 7:10 AM
Filmmaker @MichelGondry sketched this scene after his interview about the film#IsTheManWhoIsTallHappy instagram.com/p/hddEvTqcsh @wearepartizan