New pictures, music, and a dialogue clip at the Noah website

Curious to know what Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah sounds like? You can get a taste of it now — just a taste, alas — courtesy of a page called ‘Beginnings’ at the movie’s website.

Interestingly, the website features some text that underscores the biblical “wickedness” theme that came up in the most recent trailer and TV spot for the film, but it also includes a bit of dialogue from Russell Crowe’s Noah that hints at the darker themes that have worried some people.

The scrolling text is basically a paraphrase of Genesis 6:5-7:

The Wickedness of Man
was great in the world,
with only evil residing in their hearts

And this grieved
the Creator.

So the Creator decided to destroy
his ruined creations,
both man and beast, for he
was sad that he had made them.

To Noah, he gave the instruction
“Build yourself an Ark…”
03/28/14

And the dialogue we hear from Russell Crowe’s Noah is this:

This time there will be no men. If we were to re-enter the Garden again, it would only be to destroy it once more. No. The Creator has judged us. Mankind must end.

The images that play behind these words and beneath this audio clip are mostly taken from the existing trailers, though there are a few new shots of ominous stormclouds and the like, as well as a rapid-fire montage of people holding weapons.

And speaking of images, Aronofsky has tweeted several paintings and whatnot from the upcoming art show Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood, which opens March 7. Just to make things interesting, Paramount Pictures is now also inviting fans to upload their own Noah-inspired art to the movie’s Facebook page.

Here are the images Aronofsky has tweeted so far:

If any more images from the art show are tweeted, I will embed those images here too.

March 4 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 6 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 8 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 9 update: Here are two more images from the art show:

March 10 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 13 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 16 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 18 update: Here’s another image from the art show:

March 31 update: The art show came to an end this past weekend, but Aronofsky tweeted one more image yesterday:

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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