Who Built the Arc? Noah, Noah!

Noah Film

And now in the “No Shit, Sherlock” category of entertainment news:

In a move clearly aimed to appease potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a disclaimer to marketing materials for “Noah,” writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s drama about the great flood.

The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.
LA Times

Gee, and here I was ready to take Darren Aronofsky to night court over whether or not the costumes were historically accurate.  I mean, c’mon.  Really?  What’s next – arguing over what type of apple was used to portray Adam and Eve?  It was a Macoun! No, it was a Golden Delicious?  Please…

On an unrelated note, this movie looks pretty good.  I love the story of Noah’s ark, but as with any film involving animals, I’m torn about supporting it.  I felt the same way about Gladiator and the use of the lions in the arena.  Sigh.

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4 replies

  1. The disclaimer was a late add – made with the hope that the film might make some money in the Middle East.. In Israel, sure this film will rake in the shekels, but the majority of the Arab nations have already banned the film.

    I don’t think the disclaimer will slow down the ticket sales here in the US. But one never knows.

    • I saw the Arab ban, but I mean – it’s a movie, it’s not like it’s a documentary or anything. They have the right to do whatever they wish, but I think that banning a film makes things worse in the long run – just my opinion, though!

      I think that there will always be controversy over films like this, just like Passion of the Christ.

      • Hi – I’m not defending the ban just as I’m not applauding the disclaimer. It’s just business.

        The movie company is in business to sell tickets.
        The government’s business is to protect the citizens against unwanted Western influences.

        Having said that, I am very much in agreement with you. It is just a movie.

      • Oh I didn’t think you were defending the ban at all. Scary to think that the government’s business is to protect citizens against Western influences…

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