Adam in Eden, and his glowing spiritual loincloth


A friend just alerted me to the existence of Genesis, a 3D movie full of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that is apparently being produced by Ken Ham and other young-earth creationists. (The film has a website and a Facebook page.)

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A new, “accurate” Noah movie will apparently consist almost entirely of scenes that aren’t in the Bible


We’ve seen the big-budget, secular-Hollywood version of the Noah story. Now comes the low-budget, independent-Christian version. South African filmmakers Frans Cronje and David Ferreira have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for an “historically accurate, biblically authentic” movie called Flood of Faith.

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Noah: a list of the film’s deleted scenes, with pictures


Darren Aronofsky’s Noah came out on Blu-Ray and DVD one year ago this month, and to mark the occasion, I have rounded up every bit of footage I can think of that was deleted from the film itself but can still be seen in the trailers and featurettes.

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Supercuts explore key visual motifs in Aronofsky’s films


Back in October, I posted a series of screencaps demonstrating the visual and thematic links between Noah and Darren Aronofsky’s earlier films. One of these days, if I ever familiarize myself with video editing software, I might do something similar in video form. In the meantime, “supercuts” that chart the visual links between Aronofsky’s films — up to and including Noah — have begun to surface. You can check out two of them below the jump, and I will add more to this post if any come along.

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The chronological Noah: an illustrated integration of the three origin stories in Darren Aronofsky’s film

There are two Creation stories in Genesis, and the details don’t always mesh. Likewise, there are three origin stories in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah — the opening prologue, the story of the Watchers told by Og, and the story of Creation and the Fall told by Noah — and the details there don’t always fit together all that comfortably, either.

Films, children’s books and other retellings of the Creation story sometimes integrate the two Genesis stories by omitting some details and rearranging the rest, so that, for example, Adam names the animals and Eve is taken from Adam’s rib (a la Genesis 2) before God tells the man and woman to be fruitful and multiply (a la Genesis 1).

Similarly, I thought it might be fun to take the three origin stories in Noah and weave them together into a single narrative that shows the creation and fall of the Watchers and early humans together. The screencaps below are only a sampling of the images from these sequences, but I have kept every word that accompanied them.

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Watch: A new ILM video on the visual effects of Noah


Noah wasn’t nominated for any Oscars, but it was nominated for a Visual Effects Society award — and since the winners of those awards are being announced tonight, it might not be coincidence that Industrial Light & Magic released a three-minute video yesterday showcasing some of the work that they did on this film.

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