Total Flm: Noah Clip: The Ark Knight Rises - Thanks, Steph
The New Yorker: Heavy Weather - Darren Aronofsky gets Biblical. by Tad Friend March 17, 2014 - "Russell Crowe, crewcut and burly in a woollen shift, arrived on set, marched to the video monitors, and planted himself behind the director. A musk of cigarettes and resentment filled the air. It was 2:30 A.M. at Brooklyn’s Marcy Armory, during an ice storm in November, 2012."
Canberra Times: Between The Lines (Emma Watson) - "The film was shot in New York and Iceland. Watson says a highlight was working with Crowe, whom she describes as "amazing". "I don't think anyone else could have played this role," she says. "It needed an actor who you believed physically would be able to build something of the magnitude of the ark, who could be a warrior and also have a complicated, internal world." He was "not intimidating in the way you think he would be. Russell is just a really cool guy and very warm and funny. He did a concert when we were in New York with his band. He was always singing. It was freezing in Iceland and so he kitted out all of the crew with Rabbitohs [the NRL rugby league team that Crowe co-owns] beanies." - Thanks, Francisca on Facebook
Comingsoon.net: SOHO Gallery Exhibit Previews Darren Aronofsky's Noah -- Last night, ComingSoon.net was invited to catch a sneak peek at a startling new art exhibit in the SOHO district of New York City titled "Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood," curated by none other than director Darren Aronofsky.
- Thank, Allison
The Washington Post: The Greatest movies you'll never see - "...Then there’s an earlier version of “American Hustle” with John Belushi in Christian Bale’s role, and a “Gladiator” sequel with a resurrected Russell Crowe. All the book’s hopefuls, even the worst-sounding among them, are attractively presented with imagined posters, which gives the book the gloss of a softbound coffee-table edition." - Thanks, Allison
From Nicole: The 2014 NRL season started tonight with the Rabbitohs playing vs Roosters at ANZ Stadium. The first half was so so from our team who didn't handle the ball very well but it was 6 all at half time. The second half was all Souths or nearly so( as the Roosters opened it with a 2 points penalty), Souths scoring 22 points with a solid game and a great defence, in spite of new rules. Greg Inglis scored 3 tries and Adam Reynolds converted all the tries of this awesome match. Souths won 28-8. Good start! - also thanks to CGee
The Iceland Weather Report:It was announced today that the world premiere of the film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, will be here in our very own Niceland on March 18. Also that the proceeds from the premiere will go towards the protection of Icelandic nature. The film's director, Darren Aronofsky, addressed a press conference in Harpa today in which he said that with this he wanted to humbly give something back to Iceland.. - Thanks, Steph [ed note: This info appears to be incorrect - see the global release dates above]
ed note: Couldn't help comparing the two speeches: ...Luckily, all were by now fairly expert speech-makers, with the Kenyan Ms. Nyong’o delivering perhaps the most memorable lines of the night: “When I look down at this golden statue,” she said from the stage, “may it remind me and every little child, that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” - Russell's below:
From Ivani: The site has told that Paramount Brazil (responsible for the movie distribution) confirmed Russell will be in Rio de Janeiro in March 18th for a conference press and will attend Noah's premiere the next day.
From Sue: "At the end of last night’s BBC1 show, Graham Norton said Russell would be one of his guests on the next episode which will air on 4th April. I don’t know if any eager fans want to try to get seats to the recording but they are not easy to find at this point."
The LA Times: Ads for controversial 'Noah' will now carry disclaimer - "The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis." - Thanks, Allison
From a new book on the Bible called Twible (passages in a few words: ex - Genesis 7: "Weather alert! G gives Noah 1 week eviction notice: "Take 7 pairs of each clean animal in Ark to avoid flood. Oh, and BYO Renuzit."