Noam Chomsky ranks among the 10 most cited authors of all time, keeping company with the likes of Marx, Freud and Cicero. What is more, his commentary and analysis is directly relevant to the world we presently live in. If you know of Chomsky and what he's about you'll find this documentary a fascinating insight into how he operates: the speeches he makes, the students he talks to and the extent his wife helps him with all this! It is not as comprehensive an exploration of his ideas as Manufacturing Consent (the video, not the book - the book was his book with Edward S. Herman, the video was a documentary made about his ideas). I'm not sure this is the best place to start with Chomsky, one feels you'd have to be at least vaguely familiar with his material, or maybe just principle assertions, to enjoy what Rebel Without A Pause has on offer. Nonetheless, it is an enjoyable exploration of aspects of the man's life we don't often get a chance to look at. Hopefully, though, we won't be tempted to see this as a platform on which to promote his celebrity status, but rather one on which we should further base our assessment as to whether what he says is correct or important. I think that it is.