‘Noah’ spurs debate pitting art vs. Bible

March 21, 2014 5:47 AM

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‘Noah’ spurs debate pitting art vs. Bible

I’ve seen the movie’s final cut, and director Darren Aronofsky’s re-envisioning of biblical hero Noah will not disappoint — inciting some and enthralling others. Some will undoubtedly chastise him for the ways in which the movie riffs on the biblical account of Noah. Others will praise Aronofsky for his creative vision.

But the big question generated by a film like “Noah” is: When the Bible is the source of inspiration for art, how close does the artist have to stay to the original narrative?

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