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Friday 21 March 2014, 17:51

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The makers of the biblical epic Noah have been trying to get an audience with the Pope. So why is the Vatican’s approval so important?

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    Comment number 1.

    As long as it isn't Russell Crowe Singing In The Rain, we'll be fine!

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    Comment number 2.

    Darren Aronofsky has said that he doesn't really care for biblical accuracy - he's not religous after all - and that's the problem of the film. It's a pity that you still can't adapt (and at least slightly alter) a biblical story without some religious people expressing concern or even criticizing the film. I have no idea what the film will be like, but I think it will be rather similar to a sprawling epic like the Fountain than to a "soap opera" version of an epic film like Gladiator. Whatever it'll be like, I'm almost certain it will be (somewhat) polarizing. And I also hope for Aronofsky that the film won't be another potential masterpiece butchered by Hollywood studios because they think an audience can only like a film with a cheesy happy ending (Blade Runner).

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    Comment number 3.

    Quite frankly I'm more interested if this is a film worth watching or not, really looking forward to reading some reviews, because all I've heard so far is mixed opinions. However the fact that the Vatican needs to give it his approval just goes to show how desperate Paramount is in trying to get extra commerce. This is no different to what Paramount did last year with Iron Man 3, shooting an alternative scene showing the Chinese in a good light, just so it can please Chinese audiences.

    I for one I'm wondering whether or not some strict conservative Christian audiences will be furious and spilling blood at the sight of an ex-witch acting in a biblical movie? I for one am hoping she doesn't go overboard and let her eyebrows do the meatier scenes.

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    Comment number 4.

    I finally FINALLY got through 'The Fountain' after several false starts and 3 sessions.
    Blimey, Charlie, I don't understand your love for that one.
    So, the thought of Crowe and The Darrenofsky combo... hmm... maybe not.

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    Comment number 5.

    I keep wondering how Noah got hold of electric clippers for his hairdo.


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