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Darren Aronofsky - 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) -'Knight of Cups' premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Darren Aronofsky - Celebrities attends the premiere for "Knight of Cups" at the Berlinale Palaste for the 65th Berlin Film Festival - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Brandi Milbradt and Darren Aronofsky - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) presents 'To the Rescue! New York' to celebrate The HSUS' 60th anniversary and to benefit its Animal Rescue Team as they work to save animals across the nation at Cipriani 42nd. - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 21st November 2014

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'Maddaddam' Trilogy Coming To HBO And Darren Aronofsky's Behind The Camera


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HBO’s penchant for daring adaptations doesn’t show any signs of abating; the premium cable channel is ready to pump its creative juices into a TV version of Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy and have installed White Swan and Noah helmsman Darren Aronofsky to direct the project.

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky will direct 'Maddaddam' for HBO [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Neilson Barnard]

The trilogy isn’t unfamiliar territory for Aronofsky; the novel follows the author's "Oryx and Crake" and "Year of the Flood" in a reimagining of Earth after a horrific flood. Oryx and Crake , The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam would be made by his Protozoa Pictures deal with HBO.

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'Noah': An Epic Of Biblical Proportions Taking America By Storm


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Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has experimented with most genres over the course of his career, from brainy freak-out ('Pi') to gritty self-discovery ('The Wrestler') by way of intense drama ('Requiem for a Dream'), personal sci-fi odyssey ('The Fountain') and psychological horror ('Black Swan'). We've learned long ago to stop expecting what he'd tackle next, but no one saw the biblical epic on his to-do list.

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Russell Crowe Plays The Titular Ark-Builder In Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic.

Indeed, Noah isn't the usual biblical epic. Aronofsky has completely jettisoned the style of more reverential films for something much darker and more complex. It has understandably divided critics; some find it bloated and uneven, while others see something deep and provocative. But the one group that seems unsure what to make of it is America's notoriously powerful religious subculture.

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Noah Review


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Darren Aronofsky continues to ambitiously experiment with genres in this Old Testament blockbuster, but this is his first real misstep as a filmmaker, as the impressive parts simply don't add up. Still, there are flashes of genius as the epic struggle between good and evil is echoed both in the grand spectacle and within the characters themselves.

It starts with the original sin, which divides Adam and Eve's sons - brutal killer Cain and peaceful caretaker Seth - into warring factions. A few generations later, all that's left of Seth's righteous line is Noah (Russell Crowe), his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and three sons (Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Leo McHugh Carroll), plus an adopted daughter (Emma Watson). After he has a vision that God is planning to cleanse mankind with a flood, Noah consults his grandfather Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) and builds an ark to save his family and all of earth's animals. He also gets help from the Watchers, rock-encrusted fallen angels who previously assisted Cain's descendant Tubal (Ray Winstone), who goes into battle mode to stop Noah.

All of this is inventively set in a post-apocalyptic landscape left in ruins after generations of fighting. And Noah is the last true believer tending to creation, refusing to eat meat (although he wears leather accessories) and ruling over his family like a tyrant. This of course creates various carefully scripted conflicts for his family over the months they're stuck in the ark. But the moralising is never as deep as it pretends to be.

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'Noah' Storms Debut Box Office, Riding Wave Of Controversy To No.1


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Noah has swept to success in its debut weekend, having opened in the USA. Darren Aronofsky's controversial new biblical epic took a massive $44 million over the weekend, which sent the film sailing past last week's number one movie, Divergent, according to Box Office Mojo. Russell Crowe takes the titular lead in this big budget hard-hitter, starring alongside Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Douglas Booth.

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New Russell Crowe Epic 'Noah' Has Swept To Success In Its Opening Weekend.

It hasn't all been plain sailing for the latest movie from the Black Swan director. Noah has faced religious opposition and subsequent bans in certain Middle Eastern countries due to the fear of religious provocation. What's more, early reviewers simply weren't fussed by Aronofsky's lengthy epic, yet this negativity seems to have been turned around since more Noah reviews have flooded in, sending the movie's Rotten Tomatoes rating skywards.

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'Noah' Basks In Warmer Ratings After Early Flood Of Critical Scorn


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Box office prospects are beginning to look brighter for Noah, Darren Aronofsky's new biblical epic. Opening in the USA today, the Russell Crowe-starring blockbuster's commercial success fell into doubt after several Middle Eastern countries raced to ban the Genesis story and early critics issued a collective non-committal shrug. Noah was initially rated in the low 70's on Rotten Tomatoes but this number has climbed to 77% today, indicating a rising interest in the film now that the waters have calmed.

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Things Are Looking Up For 'Noah' Upon The Release Of The New Russell Crowe Film.

Aronofsky's movie has been banned in Middle Eastern countries, including The UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, because of a fear of religious provocation as the film breaks the Islamic taboo of depicting a prophet. Speaking at the Noah press call this week, Crowe branded the film's controversy "irrational" whilst co-star Emma Watson, who plays the wife of Noah's son, said she wasn't surprised by the uproar: "To be honest, I expected there to be controversy, I think all Biblical adaptations carry the weight of that because it is something that is so personal to people," she said.

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Emma Watson Shares Her Biblically Grotty Styling Tips At 'Noah' Press Call


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Want that unwashed, straight-outta-Genesis fieldworker look but not sure how you can attain such physical degradation? Well your favourite actress, Emma Watson, is here to tell you how to look Bible on a budget thanks to the cheeky style tips she snagged whilst filming for Darren Aronofsky's latest epic, Noah.

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During The 'Noah' Press Call, Emma Watson Revealed how She Honed Her Character's Bible Look.

Speaking at the recent press call for the movie, Emma made sure to answer the question on everyone's lips after seeing the English actress' scenes in the film: how to get her look for less. "[I was] a bit greasy, didn't shower too much," Watson revealed when MTV News asked her about her Noah look, in Los Angeles.

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Noah - Featurette


The cast and crew of ‘Noah’; director Darren Aronofsky, actors Russell Crowe and Emma Watson, and production designer Mark Friedberg; discuss the creation of the ark on set in a short featurette.

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Why Is Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Banned In The Middle East? [Trailer + Pictures]


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Darren Aronofsky's new movie, Noah, has been banned in Middle Eastern countries because of a fear of religious provocation. The Black Swan director has adapted the Christian bible tale of Noah's Ark for his new epic picture, which stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Logan Lerman.

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Russell Crowe Takes A Biblical Turn In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah.'

The UAE, Qatar and Bahrain are among Middle Eastern countries banning Hollywood epic Noah as it breaks Islam's taboo of depicting a prophet, according to BBC News. "There are scenes that contradict Islam and the Bible, so we decided not to show it," Juma Al-Leem from UAE's National Media Centre said.

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Noah - Extended Trailer


Noah is a normal family man faced with major responsibility when his dark visions lead him to see God's plan to wipe out the corrupt humanity that has plagued his Earth. When he realises that a great flood will be the disaster that will destroy all life, he subsequently sees that a new life will come after it that he must help to re-create. He and his family decide to build a colossal ark to keep them safe from the oncoming catastrophe, and thus use it to save the planet's animals as well. However, the fact that they have been blessed to live has angered their fellow neighbours, who band together in an attempt to seize the ark and save themselves. In an extraordinary turnaround, Noah and his family find themselves facing the bigger threat of their own people, rather than the deadly wrath of the Lord himself.

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'Noah' Isn't Out Of The Woods: Aronofsky's Biblical Epic Still Jumping Through Hoops


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It’s gone through rigorous and voluminous re-editing, been criticised by religious groups and faced corporate intervention, but despite Darren Aronofsky’s Noah finally getting a finished cut in Europe and America, proceedings inside the UAE haven't been going smoothly at all.

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“We haven’t decided whether it’s OK or not. We will decide after watching the full movie next week and after a report is made,” said Juma Obeid Al Leem, the director of Media Content Tracking at the National Media Council, the authority tasked with approving films in the UAE.

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Clint Eastwood, Jane Rosenthal, Darren Aronofsky and Richard Schickel - 2013 Tribeca Film Festival 'The Untold Story' World Premiere - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 27th April 2013

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Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz - Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz Saturday 21st February 2009 at Santa Monica Pier Los Angeles, California

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