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Note Added to "Noah" Explaining That It's Not a Documentary

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014 11:40 AM by Scott Jentsch

Movie PosterIndustry news site The Wrap is reporting that Paramount Pictures will be adding an "explanatory message" to its upcoming, fictional, drama, Noah, in order to appease a religious broadcasters group:

The decision followed an appeal by Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters, to help audiences better understand that the feature film is a dramatization of the major scriptural themes and not a line-by-line retelling of the Bible story, the statement said.

The statement added to the film is:

“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.”

Click the Read link below to view the full article.

While it's difficult to imagine that anyone would mistake a movie like this for a documentary-style telling of the events, now we'll be sure. After all, it's not like this would be the first time that a movie adapted from a book has taken liberties...



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