March 31st, 2014

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Cheryl is here and we are just back from seeing Noah, which is amazing in many regards, in both the cinematic sense and in the what-the -- well, if you saw Darren Aronofsky's interpretation of the Tree of Life in The Fountain, you understand. (It's not stranger than the Kabbalah, but the visual parallels with The Lord of the Rings -- and in one case with Galaxy Quest -- did throw us out of the story for a few moments!) Crowe and Connelly are absolutely wonderful and Watson does the best work I've seen from her. Without spoiling anything, I will note that I prefer Bible stories in which it is clear that God is the bad guy, not Cain or Pharaoh or whoever is the ostensible adversary, so I found it very satisfying in that regard. And the flashback to the Creation story is utterly phenomenal. Now we are watching Shoujo Cosette to calm ourselves down! More tomorrow!