Darren Aronofsky Makes Movie Rain History In Exclusive NOAH Digital HD Clip

     July 14, 2014


When you’re making a movie inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark, you’re probably prepared to get wet, but 5,000 gallons of water per minute?  That’s exactly what special effects first unit foreman David Poole was dropping right on top of the cast of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.  Using a rain machine, Poole and his team even managed to pump enough water from hydrants to their tanks and out through their rain machine to break a record; they dumped more rain in a single take than any other movie in history.

Noah will be available digitally on Tuesday, July 15th and Blu-ray on July 29th with over an hour of behind-the-scenes special features.  However, we’ve got a little something you can check out right now.  Hit the jump to catch our exclusive Noah Blu-ray clip showing how this elaborate rain machine works.  The clip is from the special features available on the digital HD release.  It will also be available on the Blu-ray in two weeks.

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  • eternalozzie

    I never did get around to seeing this movie

    • Faptain America

      Same. I heard it wasn’t bad.
      I wonder if they couldn’t have saved themselves the trouble and shot somewhere in Brazil or South India where it rains a lot.

  • Jeff

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t a “special effect” a computerized manufacturing of any thing in a movie? And when you use “real” water, isn’t that considered a “prop”?

    • Georce Johnson

      No, “Special effect” is a broad term that covers all the physical stuff, too. CG effects are specifically called “visual effects”. Think about all the big “special effects” movies that were done before computers.

  • Tyler

    Ah yes, nothing like a movie about a hypocrite, am I right? Serious though, this movie was bad because of how much it greatly differs from the book of Genesis. Noah trying to be the only faithful man in an unfaithful world kills people, which is what the cruel world sans him did already. Him getting help from the demonic angels that started the cruel world around Noah. The cruel people WANTING to get on the ark when they really thought Noah was crazy. Pretty much the only things they got right was the ark shape and the fact that they mentioned the little known Biblical character Tubal-cain, who is a pretty cool bad guy.

    I’ve got nothing against changing the story A LITTLE for the big screen, and sometimes it makes the films even better than the source material, but I am not sure if Darren Aronofsky even read the part of the Bible that had Noah in it, because it’s full of holes that only atheists or people with literally no knowledge of the Bible would enjoy, but Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone were good in the acting and the effects were good.

    • vformeandthe

      Well that’s funny cause Aronofsky is apparently an Atheist.

      the more you know..

      • Tyler

        That makes sense. I’m a Christian and know the Noah story by heart, so I would make a more faithful story than him.

        And how accurate can he make a Biblical story after he directed Requiem for a Dream, which was about drug use?

      • Mike

        What you don’t understand is that only Christians want a faithful adaptation. Many non Christians are familiar with the story and wouldn’t be nearly as interested in the movie if it was just the newest version of the story. I think the movie was far more realistic than the bible version to be honest. In the story God killed millions of people and that part was glossed over in the bible. Of course both stories are just fiction though.

      • Tyler

        Aronofsky’s version of the story was not as good as I wanted it to be.

    • DeathoftheEndless7

      Well, he sort of had to let them die. From what Noah saw, they were godless cannibals. So it was another Sodom and Gomorrah situation. And its clear from his actions later in the movie that he thinks God was calling him to be the last people on earth.

      • Tyler

        But they were going to die because of the flood. He could’ve done the sensible thing about just delay the inevitable.

  • Conor

    Meanwhile, there are thousands of people who travel hundreds of miles to drink mud water. Pathetic.

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