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Film Analysis: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (2014)

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1. Introduction
I should probably preface this essay by saying that Darren Aronofsky is one of my favorite contemporary American filmmakers and that I am a born-again Christian.  I will try to analyze Noah (2014) from a biblical standpoint and as a work of art. In the first section I’ll discuss how accurate and faithful Aronofsky is to the Bible text (Genesis chapters 6-9). Whereas in the second part I’ll share my opinions on the film divorced from any specific spiritual context (if that’s even possible).  Continue reading

Noah Inspiration: The Dove (1982) – A Poem by Darren Aronofsky

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If the auteur theory has taught us anything it’s that for certain directors the storytelling process can get very personal. Many people have wondered why a critically acclaimed director like Darren Aronofsky would be interested in making Noah, a Bible epic. It turns out that the Jewish director was always fascinated with the story. In fact he wrote a poem about it in seventh grade, which won him a United Nations competition. The assignment was to write a poem about peace. 13-year-old Darren basically wrote his own interpretation of the Bible story, which he then went on to adapt into a $125 million filmContinue reading