Michel Gondry's latest film illustrates a conversation with Noam Chomsky
In what feels like an insanely dope Interview magazine-type scenario, Michel Gondry’s latest film is centered around a long conversation with the legendary linguistic theorist/philosopher/towering pop intellectual Noam Chomsky. In between shooting more Hollywood-centric fare, the visionary director behind Eternal Sunshine and classic videos from Daft Punk and Beck found some time to explore the vast troves of wisdom and insight that live between Mr. Chomsky’s ears.
Listen to Chomsky explore different ideas is all well and good, but Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy goes a little beyond that. For the film, Gondry’s chats with Chomsky are set to retro-inspired, neon animations, like something you might see in a trippy ’70s education film or science textbook. I can’t even say I know what the core of their talks are about, but the prospect of being visually dazzled while these two chop it up is enticing to say the least. Peep the trailer below, and read an interview with Mr. Gondry about the project here, from the actual Interview magazine.