So some Christians think the film stresses environmentalism too much? I know the evangelicals don't actually read the Bible much, but there is something in there, right around the Noah part, about humans obligation to be good shepards of the earth and animals. That obviosly makes the Bible an eco-terrorist manifesto!
Oct 16 - 03:48 PM
It's not just the Christian audience the didn't respond very positively to the film though. The film was shown to a Jewish audience and a general audience as well and in all cases the response was troubling.
Then again, I don't really put much stock in early test screenings. I've seen a lot of films get poor test screenings only to end up being really good and vice-versa. Besides, this is just a rough cut, there's still a lot of time to improve things.
Oct 17 - 04:16 AM
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Did YOU read the article?
"In recent weeks, the studio has held test screenings for key groups that might take a strong interest in the subject matter: in New York (for a largely Jewish audience), in Arizona (Christians) and in Orange County, Calif. (general public). All are said to have generated troubling reactions"
Oct 17 - 07:06 AM
Since the account of Noah consists of 4 short chapters of Genesis (6-9, or about 4 pages), a "literal interpretation" would take about a half hour.
Oct 17 - 08:23 AM
If either one of you had fully read the article, you would know that I was referring specifically to conservative Christian writer Brian Godawa, who called this film's portrayal of Noah as an "environmental wacko", and knowing how this dovetails with evangelical global warming denial. (Jesus will come back when every tree has felled, etc) Also, this is not a "rough cut", it is Aronofsky's cut, which is exactly what the article is about - the dispute over whether or not Aronofsky will make further cuts and changes to the film he stands by.
Oct 17 - 08:20 AM
Let Darren Aronofsky do what he wants, he makes great films.
Oct 16 - 08:23 PM
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