14/09/2017 · Darren Aronofsky is back
I was really prepared to dislike this film, or at the very least, be disappointed by it. So many "critics," most of whom hadn't even seen it, really hated it. So I was more than pleasantly surprised to find that I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact it passed my bladder test. I couldn't get up to go to the bathroom because I didn't want to miss anything! Director Darren Aronofsky has taken the four pages of the Bible devoted to the story of Noah and the Flood, and with the help of dramatic license, really expanded on it, but always keeping the tone of the piece. For instance, we know that there were people living near Noah at the time, although they're never really singled out by name or face in the Bible. Aronovsky gives them names and faces, and makes them the antagonists of the story. They provide the action, trying to keep Noah from building the Ark. The director also takes some flak for putting large Ent-like stone creatures into the story. as The Watchers, who help Noah build the Ark and fight off the bad guys. In the Bible, there's a line that says "there were giants then," so Aronofsky takes that line and runs with it. They look like stone transformers and speak with the voices of Nick Nolte and Frank Langella. Speaking of voices, we never get to hear the voice of God (sorry Morgan Freeman.) In fact, God is never mentioned. He's The Creator. The actors are all excellent, especially, Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly. Ray Winstone is fine as Tubal-Cain, a descendant of Cain, the murderer from Eden. The most moving of all was Emma Watson. Yes, that Emma Watson from the Harry Potter films. Anyway, give it a shot. It'll give you something to talk about when everyone is saying bad things about it!
The Reel Truth by Reed Martin - Read Online - Scribd
The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky went from being an unemployed screenwriter who frequently dined solo at Van Gogh’s Ear in Venice, California, to being celebrated for his daring vision in films like Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and The Fountain.
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