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Darren Aronofsky’s epic Biblical drama Noah has been panned by critics and filmgoers alike. The film, which managed to piss off Jews, Christians, and Musli
When asked about the lack of diversity in Noah, Handel had an interesting explanation for not including people of color in the film: race doesn’t matter.
“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, “Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.” Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, “Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?” That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.”
So, let’s be clear. People of color aren’t seen as “mythical,” and even if we were, Handel and company didn’t bother putting together a diverse cast because they wanted Noah to resonate with “everyone?” Including all the people they left out? Got it.
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I have rolled my eyes way too much this evening. White people can have the most uncomfortable of seats with this nonsense. I wish them existential crises of everlasting duration.
Really. That’s as creative as you could get for a time before time?