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01-04-2014, 05:31 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
No

That was just awful.

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01-04-2014, 05:33 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
(01-04-2014 05:24 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(01-04-2014 02:34 AM)Dee Wrote:  ...
Emma Watson and Russell Crowe,
...

I've not heard of the former and can take or leave the latter but a Winstone & Hopkins combo ... that's worth the ticket price.



Winstone & Hopkins??

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01-04-2014, 05:36 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast and The Sweeney (movie not series) and Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal Lecter). Smile

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01-04-2014, 06:56 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
(01-04-2014 04:42 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  
(31-03-2014 08:17 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  My other complaint was where did Aronofsky get his source material. It sure wasn't from Genesis. Look, I know movies have to take "artistic license" with some things, but Aronofsky took this to a whole new level of absurd.

As I understand it the books of the Apocrypha[1] such as the Book of Enoch[2] were included as source material.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_apocrypha
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Enoch

I'm assuming the rock monsters = Nephs from Enoch... yeah... no... bastardized that tale.

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01-04-2014, 07:06 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
(01-04-2014 06:56 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  ...
bastardized that tale.

I bet people were saying similar when Matthew brought out his version of Mark...

"Oooh! No! The original was much better"

Can you imagine the purists' uproar when Tarantino brought out Acts: The True Story (this time it's personal)

and how the younger audience whooped as Judas's guts spilled out...

... in 3D!

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01-04-2014, 07:52 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
(01-04-2014 07:06 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Can you imagine the purists' uproar when Tarantino brought out Acts: The True Story (this time it's personal)

and how the younger audience whooped as Judas's guts spilled out...

... in 3D!

Now that I'd buy a ticket to see Yes

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01-04-2014, 08:43 AM
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One fact often over looked is this: if you put predators in an enclosure where their prey can smell them, panic and chaos results.

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01-04-2014, 08:46 AM
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(01-04-2014 08:43 AM)Banjo Wrote:  One fact often over looked is this: if you put predators in an enclosure where their prey can smell them, panic and chaos results.

You must have missed the post that said the animals were put to sleep with magic incense. Tongue

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02-04-2014, 08:57 AM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2014 09:03 AM by Raptor Jesus.)
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
To be just a little fair to the movie "Noah" and complaints that it adds and makes up a lot that is not in the bible. There is actually very little to work with in the source material. The entire written story can all fight with in the confinds of this spoiler...

Noah and the Flood
9 This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[c] wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.[d] 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit[e] high all around.[f] Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
7 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”

5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.
6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth. 7 And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives entered the ark to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And after the seven days the floodwaters came on the earth.

11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. 14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.

17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.[g][h] 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
8 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

6 After forty days Noah opened a window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9 But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

13 By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.

15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though[i] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”

You certaintly need not read that...just making the point that there is not actually much there, and much of the story is doubled up, written twice, anyway, so there is actually less material to work with than even the length of the text in the "spoiler" section would imply.

In short, it would be impossible to write a movie "accurate" to the "biblical" story of the flood, because then it would only be maybe fifteen minutes long, and even that would have to have mad up bullshit to fill in the spaces between the rest of the prewritten made up bullshit anyway...

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02-04-2014, 09:02 AM
RE: Saw Noah this weekend
That being said, I have yet to see it. It may very well be a pile of excrement.

My only point is, how do you expect to make an accurate to the written story, of what is essentially the equivalent of a story written by a 2nd grade child as a 15 minute "morning work" writing assignment to give the teacher time to take roll before she starts the day?

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