In The Beginning,There Was Nothing - Clint Mansell
When I first saw the trailer for Noah, I let out a massive groan. Why was my favorite director using his carte blanche to adapt a bland biblical story? It was ludicrous, especially after being blown away by the sheer originality he create in all his films. The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, and Black Swan are films unlike anything I have seen before. However, the story Noah’s Ark is ancient and often told in the cloying manner. A man sent by God saves all of the cute animals from a massive flood. Oh how sweet of him! We all know by now that Aronofsky is not for everyone. His films often assault the viewers with hyper-stylized visual symbolism while foregoing all narrative standards. This is precisely why I love Aronofsky’s films. Despite my doubts, Noah is an artful and abstract film in epic big-budget glory.
The beauty of Noah is all in the filmmaking with shots that take you on this mystical journey. Aronofsky’s constructed a world where magic exist and miracles can happen. The film doesn’t explain all of the rules, but I loved that I was thrusted into a world that I didn’t fully understand, a world so ancient that it feels extraterrestrial. This film is pure escapist art.
"He chose you because you saw the wickedness of man and knew you wouldn’t look away. But there is goodness too."