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The Noah (1975)

After a nuclear attack kills everyone, the last man on earth, going mad from loneliness and isolation, creates a companion in his mind. He soon finds himself living a lie when his imaginary world builds up into something complex.

Director:

Daniel Bourla

Writers:

Daniel Bourla, Avraham Heffner (story) (as Abraham Heffner)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Strauss ... Noah
Geoffrey Holder ... Friday
Sally Kirkland ... Friday-Anne
Jim Blackmore Jim Blackmore ... Trumpet (voice)
Herbert Hartig Herbert Hartig ... (voice)
James Keach ... (voice)
Jack Schneider Jack Schneider ... Sgt. Kowalski (voice)
Richard Thomkins Richard Thomkins ... College Student (voice)
David Bourla David Bourla ... Little Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Noah, the sole remaining survivor on our planet after a nuclear holocaust, finds himself unable to to accept his unique predicament. To cope with his loneliness, he creates an imaginary companion, then a companion for his companion and finally an entire civilization - a world of illusion in which there is no reality but Noah, no rules but those of the extinct world of his memory - our world. Written by Daniel Bourla

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R
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Trivia

Bourla turned down an offer by Swifty Lazar to do the film with Jack Lemmon and in color, as he felt that a star would stamp self-importance to the film and the film needed to be shot in black and white. Other suggested actors by various producers included Zero Mostel, Lee Marvin, and Red Buttons. See more »

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Gloria
Composed by Ariel Ramírez
Written by Alejandro Mayol, Osvaldo Catena, Padre Jesús Gabriel Segade
Published by 1965 Philips Connoisseur Collection
Performed by Los Fronterizos Chorus And Orchestra
1965 Philips
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wow is it bad
11 October 2007 | by j_chySee all my reviews

I think that someone was trying to be allegorical. They Failed.

The first 2/3 of the film are mildly interesting as Noah invents friends and something resembling _DRAMA_ shows up, you almost feel as if maybe a _PLOT_ might ensue. There are nascent _CHARACTERS_ and some minor _CONFLICTS_ hinting that a larger conflict could occur. (Protagonist is up the tree, we know that rocks can be thrown at him.. and we are eagerly anticipating the first volley...) But then....nothing happens.

The final third of the film degrades into a cacophony of a history-buff's self-serving game with an audio tape recorder. All links to plot, allegory, drama, character, conflict, and sanity are severed. Maybe this is supposed to represent Noah's ever-less-grounded state of mind, but the degree of his grasp on reality was well-established earlier in the film and the noise becomes as annoying as a Phillip Glass composition.

Now to 2 small details worth mentioning: 1)There are some weak humorous points such as Noah's ability to construct a latrine or Noah's resemblance to one of the Marx Brothers. 2)The in-your-face allusion to The 10 Commandments was out of place and over the top.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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