Arts > Noah

03 April 2014 | by Francine Stock



Noah has a problem. His Creator has indicated that he wishes by watery means to eradicate human life on earth on account of its sin and general destruction. As a conservationist, Noah must find a way to preserve animal diversity (botany, as in the original story, is deemed capable of fending for itself) while giving no quarter to his own species.  This is a Noah for its age. Director/co-writer Darren Aronofsky has always had an eye for the mysteries of the universe (as in his sometimes visionary, sometimes bonkers, fable of love transcending death The Fountain) as well as the psyche’s darker side (The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke). These preoccupations are sometimes spiked with a touch of hysteria (the ballerinas of Black Swan). He can precipitate you into the depths of a mind a


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