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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Two more op-ed pieces by Christians who have seen Noah

Three men who have actually seen Darren Aronofsky’s Noah took part in a panel discussion of the film at the National Religious Broadcasters convention nine days ago. And now all three men have basically issued ten-point statements responding to the film.

The first to do so was John Snowden, a biblical advisor to the film whose treatise ‘Why People of Faith Can Embrace Noah’ was actually distributed at the event itself before it was posted online a few days later.

The second was Jerry Johnson, who gave Christianity Today a list of five positive things about the movie last week and now, as of yesterday, has provided them with a spoiler-filled list of five negative things about the movie. More on that in a minute.

And the third is Phil Cooke, whose article ‘Should Christians Support the Movie Noah?’ is now up at the Huffington Post. (The HuffPost version of the article is divided into nine points, but the version at Charisma News — which is where I first saw the article — is divided into ten, so it fits the basic pattern here.)

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Noah — the biblical advisor speaks! (And new photos.)

Last week, there was a lot of noise about a small group of “faith-driven consumers” slamming Darren Aronofsky’s Noah even though none of them had seen the film. This week, Christians who have seen the film have started to come out in its defense, sort of.

The Blaze reports that the National Religious Broadcasters hosted a panel on the film at their media convention on Sunday night, and three men who have seen the film took part in the discussion: NRB chief Jerry Johnson, media consultant Phil Cooke and former youth minister John Snowden, who has served as the film’s biblical advisor since April 2012.

From the sound of it, all three men were clear that they didn’t endorse every single detail in the film, but they didn’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

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