By the way, I forgot to mention that I finally got to see Noah a few weeks ago. As I thought I would, I liked it a lot and thought Steve’s extremely perceptive read of the film was pretty much my own. It’s a deeply Jewish read of the text, deeply liturgical, and (very curiously to me) strangely Pauline in that it manages to take the reality of original sin (which is not an idea typically accept in modern Judaism, though implicit in Old Testament texts) very seriously. I’m grateful that the biblical text was treated with such seriousness. It’s not a movie without flaws, but on the whole I was happy with it.