“We didn’t make Sunday-school programming,” says Hollywood producer Mark Burnett. “We made stuff that was accurate to the Bible, but realistic, and didn’t feel like it had been made on a shoestring budget.”
Articles tagged “Noah”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Darren Aronofsky may not be religious, but the environmental messages in his “Noah” film definitely are.
(RNS) Biblical epics, such as the 1956 classic “The 10 Commandments,” featured white actors playing Moses and Pharaoh. That hasn’t changed.
(RNS) Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia are among the countries that banned the movie “Noah.” But aside from Muhammad, the prohibition on portraying other prophets is neither in the Quran nor the hadith.
(RNS) “Noah” director Darren Aronofsky describes where he got the idea for the film, how he plans to respond to critics and why he focuses the film on themes of justice vs. mercy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Some backers of the film tried to cast Wednesday’s encounter as a kind of tacit papal endorsement for the movie, but Vatican officials made it clear that was not the case.
(RNS) When the Bible is the source of inspiration for art, how close does the artist have to stay to the original narrative?
NEW YORK (RNS) The biblical narrative of the flood is a touchstone in many religious circles, a story that’s told and retold within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
ROME (RNS) “Screening? The message of the film is powerful, fascinating, resonant,” actor Russell Crowe tweeted to Pope Francis.