Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
My favorite sequence from Noah is Darren Aronofsky‘s adaptation of the story of creation from the book of Genesis. In my review for the film, I said:
One of my favorite parts of the film is Aronofsky’s beautiful retelling of the beginning of Genesis, which will please pro-science and will likely piss off creationists. Its this kind of passionate visual storytelling that mixes bible verse with science fact to present one of the most well-known stories in existence in a completely new light. For me, the beauty contained in the construction of this segment is worth the ticket price alone.
Now you don’t need to go to the movie theater to see this incredible sequence, as Protozoa Pictures has made it available online for free. But if you like this three and a half minute clip, do your self a favor and go see the film. Watch Darren Aronofsky’s the story of creation embedded after the jump.
The following sequence happens on the Ark, after the flood has overtaken the earth. Noah takes the moment to retell a story to his family — the first story ever told: the story of creation. You might recognize the story from the beginning of the book of Genesis, but Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation supplements the words with beautiful visuals from the scientific world. Even if you don’t believe in the bible or a higher power like God, you can appreciate the merging of science theory and religious theology in this hopeful adaptation:
Darren Aronofsky’s The Story of Creation From Noah
Noah official synopsis:
Noah is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood. The screenplay was written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel and revised by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter John Logan (GLADIATOR, HUGO). The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.