Loosely based on the story of Noah's Ark, this movie stars Russell Crowe as Noah, a man chosen by God for a great task, before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
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The genre of this movie is something of a departure for Aronofsky, who is more known for his sometimes-dreamy contemporary character studies ("Requiem for a Dream," "Black Swan") than for biblical epics. But the filmmaker has an intimate connection with the story of Noah. At age 13, while growing up in Brooklyn, Aronofsky wrote a poem about Noah that went on to win a United Nations writing contest. He has said that he considers that contest, and the resulting encouragement of his teachers, the genesis of his career as a storyteller. Read More