New film by Darren Aronofsky! (He did R

New film by Darren Aronofsky! (He did Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Fo...
Tim HuttonTim Hutton - 2013-11-15 10:03:20+0000 - Updated: 2013-11-15 10:25:31+0000
New film by Darren Aronofsky! (He did Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Fountain.) But, um, christian bible.

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Ben Weeks - 2013-11-15 15:35:00+0000
Noah is pre christian. 
Tim Hutton - 2013-11-15 15:39:54+0000
+Ben Weeks Interesting! Thanks. That actually makes more sense, given the kabbalah stuff in Pi.
Hannex433 - 2013-11-15 17:16:40+0000
there are over 40,000 legends of a great flood, coming from cultures found all over the world.
Ben Weeks - 2013-11-15 20:51:13+0000
Yes Tim I think you're right that the kabbalah plays a role in Aronofsky's imaginative works. It's key text, the Zohar though was written 1 or 2 centuries after Christ  and caught on in the Rennaissance I understand. Kabbalah mystics did write a commentary on the Torah though (where we find the Noah Story.) Torah was written a few thousand years before Christ. It's first stories were an encapsulation of oral tradition, so who knows how far back they go! Maybe the tree of life in the fountain is influenced by these commentaries too.  
Ross Presser - 2013-12-13 23:12:04+0000
His early film "Pi" also incorporated Kabbalah, of a sort: a group of Chasidim in New York, trying to generate the Name of God through permutations.
Tim Hutton - 2015-06-10 22:17:20+0000
(Revisiting an old post to add:) So I finally got around to watching this film. What's amazing about it is that it takes the mythology seriously, even the weird sci-fi bits. And it does so not for satire but out of respect for the epic profundity of the idea that there might have been a creator. As an atheist brought up in the Church of England's watered-down Christianity this film came as a refreshing surprise.

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