Noah music round-up: a featurette on Clint Mansell’s score, an interview with Patti Smith, and… a CCM music video?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been listening to Clint Mansell’s soundtrack for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah quite a bit since it came out last week. Intimate at times, big and bombastic at other times, it captures the emotional journey of the film rather well. Now Paramount has released a “featurette” on the soundtrack — more of an ad for it, really — and a few websites have posted interviews with Mansell and with Patti Smith, who wrote the film’s theme song ‘Mercy Is’. Plus we now have a music video of sorts with quotes about the film from church leaders and Christian film critics, all set to a praise-and-worship song. Check it all out below the jump.

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Noah video round-up: a new clip, a new music video, and soundbites from faith leaders and filmmakers alike

The movie officially comes out in North America on Friday, but plenty of theatres will be showing it Thursday night. So with three days to go until the film comes out, the studio has released another clip from Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. You can check it out below the jump, along with a new (and possibly unauthorized) music video for the theme song that Patti Smith wrote for the film, as well as some interview clips with the filmmakers and with “faith leaders” who have endorsed the film.

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Listen to Patti Smith’s theme song for Noah via the BBC

‘Mercy Is’, the Patti Smith song that plays over the end credits of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, had its world premiere on BBC Radio 6 today. The song also features the Kronos Quartet, performing music arranged by Clint Mansell. You can hear it at the 2:54:50 mark in this program.

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Noah gets mixed to positive reactions in Mexico City

The long, long wait is over, for some.

Nearly two years after Paramount Pictures announced that it was going to make the film, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah had its world premiere in Mexico City last night, and both audience members and the handful of critic-bloggers who attended the screening (at least some of whom were flown down there at Paramount’s expense) have responded to the film.

A few new interviews with Aronofsky have also popped up online. You can check those out, along with the first Twitter comments (full reviews are apparently embargoed until closer to the film’s North American release date), after the jump.

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Noah news round-up: New images, a Mexico City premiere, a Muslim ban, some unusual merchandising, and more

For a film with no Latin American stars, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah sure seems to be getting a fairly major push in the Latin American market. In an earlier post, I looked at a Brazilian trailer that seemed to be different from all the other trailers that had been released up to that point; and now, the Brazilian website Cinemarcado has a bunch of new images from the film. In addition, Aronofsky himself has tweeted that the film will have its world premiere in Mexico City this coming Monday.

One region where the film might not get so much love is the Middle East. The biblical Noah is regarded as a prophet by Muslims, and not just any prophet but as one of the top five, along with Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed — and today it was reported that Al-Azhar in Egypt is urging Muslim authorities to ban the film:
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Patti Smith wrote a lullaby for Noah, and other tidbits from the Rolling Stone interview with Darren Aronofsky

Rolling Stone has just posted an interview with Noah director Darren Aronofsky, and one of the more surprising bits of news in there — for me, at least — is the fact that Patti Smith, the “godmother of punk”, wrote a lullaby for the film, which Russell Crowe’s Noah sings to the Emma Watson character (and perhaps also to the younger version of her character?):
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