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Back to the Bible

"Back to the Bible" Continued...

Issue: "The new urban frontier," March 9, 2013

Now, though, along with economic trends favoring Scripture-based films, Aronofsky says technological developments have made studios appreciate the opportunity for sweeping, grand spectacles that Old Testament movies, in particular, present. “We have these incredible new technological tools like CGI that have developed to a level that would allow us to take on miraculous scenes. So doing justice to the events of the Bible is finally something you can make photo-real.”

Aronofsky speculates that the current glut of comic-book-based movies may finally tire audiences. “We’ve making all these superhero films yet the original superheroes haven’t been given the time of day,” he points out, arguing that Bible narratives have the potential to be better movies. “If you look at the Superman and Batman stories,” he says, “they’re just not as rich as the biblical stories are—they don’t have the complexity. And [biblical] stories go so much deeper in our imagination.”

Megan Basham
Megan Basham

Megan, a regular correspondent for WORLD News Group, is a writer and film critic living in Memphis, Tenn.. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All.

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