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Watching "Noah"
Published on April 10, 2014 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I review the new movie "Noah."

Here's an excerpt:

"Let’s give 'Noah' some credit. This film inspired me to read a little bit of the Bible. After watching it, I was like, 'Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll take a look at Genesis and see how that whole thing with the ark really went down.' I was fairly certain that director Darren Aronofsky had taken some liberties with the story when adapting it for the screen.

Now, I don’t really care whether 'Noah' is or isn’t faithful to the original story, and I thought Aronofsky’s interpretation was pretty interesting — an intellectually provocative, highly personal re-imaging of a very famous Bible story. I didn’t always understand Aronofsky’s choices — why, for example, did he think it necessary to portray Noah (Russell Crowe) and his family as vegetarians, sustaining themselves through foraging? — but I was never bored by 'Noah,' and I appreciated his refusal to turn a sometimes dark and morally complex tale into a children’s fable."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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