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The Making of Noah

How accurate must a film be?


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Published: March 16, 2014


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Visitor Comments: 26

(19) judy, March 25, 2014 12:57 PM

From the director of the movie

I saw this direct quote from the director of this movie : " this is not your father's Noah". I think that says everything. This means the mesorah on which our whole religion rests is missing. What else do we need to know?

(18) Raisy, March 24, 2014 1:59 PM

G-d desires goodness and righteousness more than anything

I thought Dennis Prager's comments regarding "Noah" are enlightening. http://www.dennisprager.com/columns/

(17) Shoshana-Jerusalem, March 23, 2014 3:24 PM

falsehood is always bad

I don't think that Jewish parents should allow their children to see this movie. But I wouldn't make a whole fuss about is either, and cause a whole rebellion in the family.

So many people grew up with the wrong viewpoint (hashkafa) of Shlomo Hamelech-King Solomon, because of the movie, Solomon and Sheba. Bad and wrong impressions stay engraved in our minds, especially if they are seen and heard on a big, colorful and exciting movie screen.

Also, I am wondering why, if he already went through all the trouble and expense of producing this film, he couldn't have made it accurate, for the same money? Didn't he have a Bible?

Also, I doubt if this movie will cause people to read the Bible.
A friend of mine has a Philopin caregiver for her mother. She once asked the woman if she ever read the Bible and if she had heard of Moses and the 10 Commandments. The woman replied that she hadn't read the Bible but she saw the movie.



(16) H.E.Brown, March 23, 2014 1:40 AM

Noah

I agree with the Rabbi. If the film spurs interest in the study of God's word then that is good.

(15) Rebecca, March 23, 2014 12:53 AM

I have heard one Christian radio host encourage other Christians not to go see this film because it isn't Biblically accurate...the film is not promoted as being accurate, and they state it also has taken from extra Biblical books, possibly (my thoughts) the book of Enoch or others....I think it will be a good movie to see. I encourage other Christians to know that Torah will always have final say. Besides, we don't know what the days of Noah were really like, all we have is speculation.

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