Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Noah: The True Story

It seems the concept of history is becoming ever more subjective given this leaked tagline,

"The epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history"

It seems Darren Aronofsky and Paramount Studios want us to believe in the event that transpires in their new film Noah due out in March.  The leaked preview is rather murky, since it appears to have been captured on a cell phone.at one of the screenings of the film.  Paramount is desperately trying to get Aronofsky to make some edits so that the film will be more palatable for the religious folks it foresees coming to this movie.

It seems Americans are the most gullible when it comes to believing the events presented in the Bible.  According to this Gallup survey, no less than 30 per cent take the Bible literally, which has dropped a little over the years, but still represents a very sizable market as far as film studios are concerned.  Religious epics generally do well, as long as they don't stray too far from the "inspired word."

There have been many attempts to find Noah's ark, including this 1976 "documentary."  It seems that many persons simply can't accept these stories as legends.  They are determined to find any shred of evidence that confirm Biblical events.  There was even this full size replica made in the Netherlands.   I don't know if Aronofsky used it as a model for his production.

The image is from Robert Crumb's NC-17 graphic depiction of the Book of Genesis.


  1. According to biblical teachers, the Great Flood supposedly took place approximately 2300 BC. These people also teach that every human being today is descended from each of Noah's three sons. But that is not likely as much evidence exists which prove civilizations existed before that time.

  2. As you probably know, there are actually Biblical archeologists and other "specialists" who spend a lot of time and energy searching for such things, as well as try to prove events such as the Red Sea parting. The idea of allegory is something that simply never enters their heads.

    Apparently, where the studio and screening viewers are finding the most fault in Aronofsky's Noah is the not so subtle "environmental" message. Of course, this was done before in the movie 2012,


  3. Many "great floods" have swept over the planet from time to time. They are written all over our geology and most cultures have a story or two about them.

  4. It is one way to wipe the slate clean and start anew.