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This spring brings a wave of promising high-profile projects, but for cinephiles in the Middle East the pickings will be slightly slimmer. Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah and Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac have been banned in the parts of the Middle East, which is probably about the only thing the two films have in common. Find out […]
- Angie Han
Madison Davenport, who will appear in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming biblical epic Noah and Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn, has been cast opposite Taryn Manning in A Light Beneath Their Feet. The coming-of-age dramedy follows a high school senior (Davenport) who must choose between escaping to the college of her dreams and staying close to home to take care of her bipolar mother (Manning). Photos: 18 Breakthrough Stars of 2013: Lorde, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tatiana Maslany and More Directed by Valerie Weiss (Losing Control) from a script by Moira McMahon Leeper, the film will begin shooting later in March.
- Rebecca Ford
Darren Aronofsky's Noah might be full of rain, but the Paramount Pictures project didn't make it rain for Look Effects, the VFX company behind the movie's epic flood scenes. The ambitious project pushed Look Effects into so much more work than anticipated, that they are now struggling to stay afloat! The Wrap reports the visual effects vendor is having serious financial troubles. But let's be clear, no one at Look Effects is blaming Aronofsky or Paramount for these problems. Sadly, this is too often the risk of business in this line of work because Hollywood has got their priorities twisted. See, when a visual effects vendor is approached about creating a movie's computer-generated elements, they put in a bid for the job. This figure is effectively a fixed number, so if the project goes over budget, the VFX house frequently must eat these costs. At this time, no one »
Darren Aronofsky is a brilliant filmmaker and Noah is undoubtedly going to be something special to see. Despite all of the controversy between the studio, Aronofsky, and religious groups about the content of the film, the final product will be a piece of art that can be interpreted any number of ways. Keeping that in mind, the official website for Noah has launched an art gallery where users can create and upload their original pieces inspired by the Noah story using the hashtag »
- Alex Maidy
Noah is an 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. Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Noah approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as the Watchers to rally them to his cause. Darren Aronofsky has put together a new art exhibit titled 'Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood' that features work created by acclaimed artists Ugo Rondinone, Sue Williams, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson Nan Goldin, Jim Lee, Jim Woodring »
- Pietro Filipponi
Noah is an 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. Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their mistreatment of the earth in order to be saved. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family are cast out to fend for themselves in the wilderness. Noah approaches a race of giant six-armed angels known as the Watchers to rally them to his cause. Watch the new featurette below to find out how Darren Aronofsky built a real ark used in the film then visit the online Ark Experience to interactively explore the three decks of Noah's ark: http://www.noahmovie.com/theark »
- Pietro Filipponi
Last night, ComingSoon.net was invited to catch a sneak peek at a startling new art exhibit in the Soho district of New York City titled "Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood," curated by none other than director Darren Aronofsky. The Black Swan helmer is releasing his own vision of the Biblical hero Noah , starring Russell Crowe, but this exhibit has only a tenuous connection to the film itself, serving as more of an installation exploring our collective imagination of the story. The pieces ranged from highly abstract to illustrative, with a large number of the artists culled from the comic book world: Jim Lee, Jim Woodring, James Jean, Peter Kuper, Jock. Even '90s fan fav Rob Liefeld contributed a piece that looks more suited to the cover of the »
According to Islam, films portraying prophets are forbidden, and Noah is considered a prophet of the Muslim god Allah. The governments of Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates have already notified "Noah" studio Paramount that they will not allow the film's release in their respective countries, and Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait are expected to follow suit.
While "Noah" already has an Egyptian release date -- March 26 -- the country's Sunni Muslim institute Al-Azhar has condemned the film, issuing a statement on Thursday that said the movie is "contrary to faith and to the fundamentals of the Islamic Sharia [law]."
"Al-Azhar renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes Allah's prophets and messengers and the companions of the Prophet [Mohammed]," the statement said. »
- Katie Roberts
Los Angeles, March 7: Egypt's Sunni Muslim institution Al Azhar has issued a fatwa against the Darren Aronofsky-produced 'Noah.'
The fatwa, which is an Islamic ruling by religious scholars is binding on believers, came amid ongoing controversy in Egypt regarding movies and TV productions that depict prophets mentioned in the Koran, the Muslim holy book and Noah is among them.
Al Azhar's Highest Scholars Committee said in a statement that such productions contradict the higher stature of prophets and messengers, and affect the constants of Islamic law, asserting that they also provoke believers' emotions, the La Times reported.
- Rahul Kapoor
"The Noah story belongs to all of us - every religion, every culture, every citizen of planet Earth. Now it is your turn: the story is yours to envision." At a gallery in SoHo on a cold March night in New York, Darren Aronofsky debuted a grand collection of art created by his friends and colleagues inspired by the Book of Genesis and the Story of Noah. This event celebrated the opening of the "Noah Art Show", organized in promotion for Aronofsky's latest movie, Noah, in theaters at the end of this month. The show is officially titled "Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood" and we've previewed it already, but with the opening tonight we were invited to take a look inside this spectacular gallery of stunning, one-of-a-kind art. The Fountains of the Deep art show opens at 462 West Broadway (Google Maps) on Friday, March 7th, »
- Alex Billington
Paramount has been advised by censorship boards in Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates that Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic "Noah" will not be released in those countries. Similar rulings are expected to happen in Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait.
While it has been reported that members of American religious groups have had issues with the accuracy of the film adaptation, in this case the argument is over something else entirely - the film portrays a prophet, thereby contradicting Islamic law.
In Egypt, the leading Sunni Muslim institute Al-Azhar issued a statement condemning the film and saying the movie should be banned: "Al-Azhar renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes Allah's prophets and messengers and the companions of the Prophet [Muhammad]. Therefore, Al-Azhar announces the prohibition of the upcoming film about the Allah's messenger Noah -- peace be upon him."
"Noah" begins its global rollout later this month. »
- Garth Franklin
“There isn’t really a controversy,” “Noah” director Darren Aronofsky said just seven days after Paramount Pictures decided to add a disclaimer to moviegoers that the film is not exactly the same story portrayed in the Bible.
In February, Variety ran a story stating that the film may face some rough seas with religious audiences, according to a survey conducted by Raleigh, N.C.-based organization Faith Driven Consumers. Paramount criticized the story as “misleading.”
“The controversy is all about the unknown and about the fear of people trying to exploit a Bible story,” Aronofsky said Thursday at a Gotham art exhibit promoting the film’s March 28 release. “It will all disappear as soon as people start seeing the film.”
- Addie Morfoot
Find out how Darren Aronofsky built a real ark in this new featurette from Paramount Pictures' "Noah" starring Russell crowe. The film is inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope, and opens in theaters on March 28th, 2014. This is a great cast, with names like Anthony Hopkins, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Emma Watson, Liev Schreiber, Nick Nolte, Ray Winstone, Dakota Goyo, Frank Langella and Mark Margolis. Arrenofsky and John Logan wrote. »
Visit the online Ark Experience to interactively explore the three decks of Noah’s ark:
Erik Parker. Myth Maker. Acrylic on canvas. 60.25″ x 72.12″. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky presents an exhibition of contemporary artwork inspired by the biblical saga of Noah and the Ark. “Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood” complements the release of Aronofsky’s highly-anticipated upcoming film Noah.
The exhibition opens at 462 West Broadway in New York on Friday March 7, 2014 and will run through Saturday, March 29, 2014.
The exhibition includes work from 50 internationally-recognized artists, from celebrated contemporary artists Ugo Rondinone, Sue Williams, Karen Kilimnik, Mike Nelson, and Nan Goldin to comic book legends like Jim Lee, Jim Woodring and Simon Bisley, a leading contributor to Heavy »
- Michelle McCue
Darren Aronofsky's “Noah” is awash in water, and the complicated work required to bring the biblical flood to the big screen has left one special effects vendor scrambling to get out of a financial hole. Look Effects President and Co-Founder Mark Driscoll told TheWrap that the company lost “a lot of money” on the ambitious project, which took longer to complete than expected. “We over-extended ourselves considerably,” Driscoll said of the company's “Noah” work. “We took on a bunch of work in our interest to be world class artists and to take our company to the next level and extend our. »
- Brent Lang
After coming under fire in the Us for its moody portrayal of the biblical protagonist, Noah has been banned from release in several Middle Eastern countries.
Censorship boards in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have announced that they will prohibit the release of Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, as Russell Crowe’s depiction of Noah goes against Islamic law which bans the portrayal of prophets. This announcement comes just weeks before its release, with Egypt expected to follow. Al-Azhar, a Sunni Muslim institute, released a statement:
‘Al-Azhar renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes Allah’s prophets and messengers and the companions of the Prophet. Therefore, Al-Azhar announces the prohibition of the upcoming film about the Allah’s messenger Noah – peace be upon him’.
However, this comes as no surprise to Paramount, as they’ve said they knew that the film would antagonize certain Islamic countries. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
We've got a fantastic four minute featurette for Darren Aronofsky's Noah for you to check out. It takes us behind the scenes and focuses on the building of the massive Ark that they used in the film. It includes interviews with the director and the film's star Russell Crowe. As you might expect, it also includes some behind-the-scenes shots as well as some new footage from the movie. The film is set to be released on March 28th, and I'm seriously excited about seeing it.
- Joey Paur
What we love about movies is we are transported into a world or land of imagination. Movies such as Harry Potter and Avatar let us enter a whole new world, and with the advanced technology available to filmmakers today, any world can come alive. However, most of the actors on set are placed in front of a green screen, or work on a sound stage designed to look like the land. Rarely is the set completely transformed into Hogwarts or Pandora, until now.
The film Noah brings the ark to life... literally. Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky wanted to build an accurate portrayal of the ark that is so detailed in the Bible. It took over one year to design the arc set, based off of the description in the Bible, and an additional six months to build it. While only 1/3 of the ark was built to scale for filming, as the »
- email@example.com (Nicole P.)
Paramount's big-budget Bible epic “Noah” starring Russell Crowe won't be seen in the Middle East. Censors in Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have told the studio that they will not allow its release in their countries because “it contradicts the teachings of Islam,” a source with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap Thursday. Film officials in Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait are expected to ban the film as well. Egypt's Sunni Muslim institute Al-Azhar issued a statement on “Noah” Thursday. Also read: Darren Aronofsky Knew Nothing About Paramount's Last-Minute ‘Noah’ Changes (Exclusive) “Al-Azhar renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes. »
- Todd Cunningham
Paramount has released a featurette about the ark that will be shown in Noah when it arrives in theaters later this month. The 4 and a half minute video sheds light on how it was constructed, which concepts were used, and the impact it had on the overall production.
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 film was directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan), who also co-wrote it with Ari Handel. It stars Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Ray Winstone.
The post ‘Noah’ Featurette: Building An Ark appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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