This article proposes an interpretative study of Daren Aronofsky and Ari Handel's film Noah (2014). Our main assertion is that the film attempts to present a contemporary interpretation of the biblical flood story by incorporating values and urgent issues of the 21st century Western society, such as environmentalism, fundamentalism and eco-feminism. The paper details various traditions that serve as inspirations to the filmmakers in the re-telling of the flood myth, and elaborates on the midrashic traditions that were intertwined – or else omitted – in the process of creating the innovative cinematic midrash. It also points to the psychologization of God in the film and its theological implications.
Moore, Lila and Ruah-Midbar Shapiro, Marianna
"Humanity's Second Chance: Darren Aronofsky's Noah (2014) as an Environmental Cinematic Midrash,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 22
, Article 35.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol22/iss1/35