Friday, July 26, 2013

Aronofsky's 'Noah' set to flood the 'cli fi' zone in 2014


The emerging genre of "cli fi" movies, from "Day After Tomorrow" to

"The Road," is about to get some Old Word company early next year when

Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is released in March. Yes, that Noah, and

yes, that flood.

Some 5,000 years ago in the Biblical past.

That's where Aronofsky has headed, way back in time, to tell a cli fi

story set not in some dystopian future but via a dreadful, tragic

Biblical legend.

Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and a real Ark,

this is the kind of Hollywood film that will put Superstorm Sandy in

its place.

"Noah'' was shot on location in Iceland -- and in parts of Long Island

during Superstorm Sandy -- and the film is now in its post-production

editing process.

Maybe that Biblical flood was a hoax perpetrated by some Hebrew

scribes, in much the same way the global warming is said to be a hoax

perpetrated by the good Al Gore as part of his climate shenanigans to

get rich(er) off polar fraud? Aronofsky, educated at the same Harvard

where Gore invented the Internet and was the male lead for Erich

Segal's "Love Story," has put a lot of time and effort in his "Noah"

project, as any quick take of his Twitter feed will attest. He cares

about this film, and he has put his cast and crew through the ancient

flood "event" in order to do two things: entertain audiences with a

vivid, detailed visit a terrible tale from the Bible, while at the

same time setting up a global wake up call about what humans are doing

to the climate today.

The 'flood" can't happen again? Think again.

While "cli fi" has been defined by NPR and the Christian Science

Monitor as taking place only in the present or near future -- in

novels such as Barbara Kingsolver's "Flight Behavior" and Nathaniel

Rich's Superstorm Sandy novel "Odds Against Tomorrow" -- in fact,

''cli fi'' can take place in the distant past, too. Even in Noah's

time. Even during the Flood, the flood to end all floods.

While the marketing for "Noah" has not begun, Aronofsky's cockamamie

idea to film a global warming warning call based on an imaginary

"event" some 5,000 years ago in the Biblical past. has legs. Long


This movie could become a global hit, and for one main reason, every

nation on Earth, is the direct path of the next big flood and it could

be curtains for the human race.

Sounds like sci fi? But this time it's ''cli fi," with a stellar cast

and computer graphics to tickle your Noahic imagination.

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