Wives aboard Noah's Ark
The Wives aboard Noah's Ark were part of the family that survived the Deluge in the biblical Genesis flood narrative. They are the wife of Noah, the wives of each of his three sons. Although the Bible only notes the existence of these women, there are extra-Biblical mentions regarding them and their names. In Genesis 6:18, God says to Noah, "But I will establish my covenant with you, you shall come into the ark, your sons, your wife, your sons' wives with you"; the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit does not name any of the wives aboard Noah's Ark, but it does say that Noah's wife was one of his "own kindred". In the Book of Jubilees the names of the wives of Noah, Shem and Japheth are as follows: Wife of Noah – Emzara, daughter of Rake'el, son of Methuselah Wife of Shem – Sedeqetelebab Wife of Ham – Na'eltama'uk Wife of Japheth –'AdatanesesIt adds that the three sons each built a city named after their wife. 1 Peter 3:20 states. According to the Sibylline Oracles, the wives of Shem and Japheth enjoyed fantastically long lifespans, living for centuries, while speaking prophecy to each generation they saw come and go.
According to the preface of the Oracles, the Sibyl author was a daughter-in-law of Noah: the "Babylonian Sibyl", Sambethe — who, 900 years after the Deluge moved to Greece and began writing the Oracles. The writings attributed to her hint at possible names of her family who would have lived before the Flood — father Gnostos, mother Circe. Other early sources name one of the Sibyls as Sabba; the early Christian writer St. Hippolytus recounted a tradition of their names according to the Syriac Targum, similar to Jubilees, although switching the names of Shem's and Ham's wives, he wrote: "The names of the wives of the sons of Noah are these: the name of the wife of Sem, Nahalath Mahnuk. He recounts a quaint legend concerning the wife of Ham: God having instructed Noah to destroy the first person who announced that the deluge was beginning, Ham's wife at that moment was baking bread, when water rushed forth from the oven, destroying the bread; when she exclaimed that the deluge was commencing, God cancels his former command lest Noah destroy his own daughter-in-law, to be saved.
An early Arabic work known as Kitab al-Magall or the Book of Rolls, the Syriac Book of the Cave of Treasures, Patriarch Eutychius of Alexandria all agree in naming Noah's wife as "Haykêl, the daughter of Namûs, the daughter of Enoch, the brother of Methuselah". Furthermore, the Panarion of Epiphanius names Noah's wife as Barthenos, while the c. 5th-century Ge'ez work Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan calls Noah's wife "Haikal, the daughter of Abaraz, of the daughters of the sons of Enos" — whom some authors have connected with Epiphanius' Barthenos. However, Jubilees makes "Betenos" the name of Noah's mother; the word haykal is Syriac for "temple" or "church". Armenian tradition give the name of Noah's wife as Noyemzar or Noyanzar. Patriarch Eutychius of Alexandria, writing in Arabic states that Shem's wife was Salit, Ham's Nahlat and Japheth's Arisisah, all daughters of Methuselah; the theologian John Gill wrote in his Exposition of the Bible of this tradition "that the name of Shem's wife was Zalbeth, or, as other copies, Zalith or Salit.
A manuscript of the 8th-century Latin work Inventiones Nominum, copies of which have been found at the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland, in a library at Albi, SW France, lists as Noah's wife Set, as Shem's wife Nora, as Ham's wife Sare, as Japeth's wife Serac; the Genesis Rabba midrash lists Naamah, the daughter of Lamech and sister of Tubal-Cain, as the wife of Noah, as does the 11th-century Jewish commentator Rashi in his commentary on Genesis 4:22. In the medieval midrash Parry, J. H.. "5:15". Book of Jasher. Translated by Moses, Samuel; the name of Noah's wife is said to be daughter of Enoch. The Persian historian Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari recounts that Japheth's wife was Arbasisah, daughter of Marazil, son of al-Darmasil, son of Mehujael, son of Enoch, son of Cain, he says Noah's wife was Amzurah, daughter of Barakil, another son of Mehujael. Irish folklore is rich in legends regarding the three sons and their wives. Here the wives are named Olla and Ollivani, names derived from the Anglo-Saxon Codex Junius, a Bible paraphrase written in the fashion of Germanic sagas, attributed to the poet Cædmon.
The wife of Noah is given as Percoba in Codex Junius. The Anglo-Saxon "Solomon and Saturn" dialogue gives for Noah's wife Dalila, for Ham's, for Japheth's Catafluvia, whi
The Soviet Union the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, its government and economy were centralized; the country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Other major urban centres were Leningrad, Minsk, Alma-Ata, Novosibirsk, it spanned over 10,000 kilometres east to west across 11 time zones, over 7,200 kilometres north to south. It had five climate zones: tundra, steppes and mountains; the Soviet Union had its roots in the 1917 October Revolution, when the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, overthrew the Russian Provisional Government which had replaced Tsar Nicholas II during World War I. In 1922, the Soviet Union was formed by a treaty which legalized the unification of the Russian, Transcaucasian and Byelorussian republics that had occurred from 1918. Following Lenin's death in 1924 and a brief power struggle, Joseph Stalin came to power in the mid-1920s.
Stalin committed the state's ideology to Marxism–Leninism and constructed a command economy which led to a period of rapid industrialization and collectivization. During his rule, political paranoia fermented and the Great Purge removed Stalin's opponents within and outside of the party via arbitrary arrests and persecutions of many people, resulting in at least 600,000 deaths. In 1933, a major famine struck the country. Before the start of World War II in 1939, the Soviets signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, agreeing to non-aggression with Nazi Germany, after which the USSR invaded Poland on 17 September 1939. In June 1941, Germany broke the pact and invaded the Soviet Union, opening the largest and bloodiest theatre of war in history. Soviet war casualties accounted for the highest proportion of the conflict in the effort of acquiring the upper hand over Axis forces at intense battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk; the territories overtaken by the Red Army became satellite states of the Soviet Union.
The post-war division of Europe into capitalist and communist halves would lead to increased tensions with the United States-led Western Bloc, known as the Cold War. Stalin died in 1953 and was succeeded by Nikita Khrushchev, who in 1956 denounced Stalin and began the de-Stalinization; the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during Khrushchev's rule, among the many factors that led to his downfall in 1964. In the early 1970s, there was a brief détente of relations with the United States, but tensions resumed with the Soviet–Afghan War in 1979. In 1985, the last Soviet premier, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to reform and liberalize the economy through his policies of glasnost and perestroika, which caused political instability. In 1989, Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe overthrew their respective communist governments; as part of an attempt to prevent the country's dissolution due to rising nationalist and separatist movements, a referendum was held in March 1991, boycotted by some republics, that resulted in a majority of participating citizens voting in favor of preserving the union as a renewed federation.
Gorbachev's power was diminished after Russian President Boris Yeltsin's high-profile role in facing down a coup d'état attempted by Communist Party hardliners. In late 1991, Gorbachev resigned and the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union met and formally dissolved the Soviet Union; the remaining 12 constituent republics emerged as independent post-Soviet states, with the Russian Federation—formerly the Russian SFSR—assuming the Soviet Union's rights and obligations and being recognized as the successor state. The Soviet Union was a powerhouse of many significant technological achievements and innovations of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite, the first humans in space and the first probe to land on another planet, Venus; the country had the largest standing military in the world. The Soviet Union was recognized as one of the five nuclear weapons states and possessed the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction, it was a founding permanent member of the United Nations Security Council as well as a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the World Federation of Trade Unions and the leading member of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance and the Warsaw Pact.
The word "Soviet" is derived from a Russian word сове́т meaning council, advice, harmony and all deriving from the proto-Slavic verbal stem of vět-iti, related to Slavic věst, English "wise", the root in "ad-vis-or", or the Dutch weten. The word sovietnik means "councillor". A number of organizations in Russian history were called "council". For example, in the Russian Empire the State Council, which functioned from 1810 to 1917, was referred to as a Council of Ministers after the revolt of 1905. During the Georgian Affair, Vladimir Lenin envisioned an expression of Great Russian ethnic chauvinism by Joseph Stalin and his supporters, calling for these nation-states to join Russia as semi-independent parts of a greater union, which he named as the Union of Soviet Republics of Europe and Asia. Stalin resisted the proposal, but accepted it, although with Lenin's agreement changed the name of the newly proposed sta
Angel's Egg is a Japanese OVA film released by Tokuma Shoten on 15 December 1985. It was a collaboration between director Mamoru Oshii, it features little spoken dialogue. Its sparse plot and visual style have led to it being described as "animated art rather than a story". Angel's Egg follows the life of an unnamed young girl living alone in an undefined building near an abandoned city, she cares for a large egg which she hides under her dress, protecting it while scavenging the decrepit Neo-Gothic/Art Nouveau cityscape for food and bottles. In the prologue, an unnamed boy in militant garb watches an orb-shaped vessel covered with thousands of goddess-like sculptures descend from the sky. Awakened by the orb's whistles, the girl begins her day of scavenging, but soon crosses paths with the boy on a wide street traveled only by biomechanical roving tanks. Frightened by the boy, who carries a cross-shaped device over his shoulder, the girl runs off down an alley; when she returns to investigate, the boy has left.
She resumes searching for food and glass bottles, avoiding the statuesque figures of men clutching harpoons. The girl spots the boy again and approaches him, he turns and produces her egg from underneath his cape. He instructs the girl to "Keep precious things inside you or you will lose them," and returns the egg; when asked what she believes is inside the egg, the girl asserts. The boy suggests breaking the egg to find out, which incenses the girl and drives her away, only to be pursued by the boy; the chase gives way to the pair bonding, as the stoic fishermen figures spring to life and frighten the girl. The fishermen race after enormous shadows of coelacanth-like fish that swim across the surfaces of streets and buildings; the animated men ineffectually lob their harpoons at the shadows, hitting only stone. As the shadows swim away, the girl explains that while the fish are gone, the men persist in hunting; the pair wait out the commotion within a vast cathedral decorated with stained windows of fish.
Leaving the city and heading towards the girl's settlement, the pair stop within a massive structure which appears to be the carcass of a beached leviathan. Noticing an engraving of a tree on a pillar, the boy describes his memory of a similar tree which grew to hold a giant egg containing a sleeping bird; when the girl inquires as to what the bird dreams of, the boy flatly asks if the girl still won't tell him what's inside her egg. The pair ascend a staircase arrayed with bottles of water, like those the girl collects, on each step. Adding her newest tribute to the line of bottles, the girl and boy reflect on their amnesia, wondering about their identity and purpose; the boy begins to recount the biblical tale of Noah's Ark. The tale deviates when the boy claims that the dove never returned to the ark, thus its passengers forgot why they were sailing, forgot about the civilization drowned below, forgot about the animals who, as a result, turned to stone; the boy asks the girl if they themselves or if the strange world they live in exists, or if it is a memory like his image of the sleeping bird.
The girl insists that the bird does exist, leads the boy down corridors of ancient fossils to arrive at an aerie. There they find the skeleton of a angelic bird; the girl explains her intent to hatch the egg. The pair warm themselves within the girl's settlement; as the girl drifts off to sleep, she speaks to the creature inside her egg of their future together. Outside, the heavy rain consumes floods the streets. While the girl is turned away from the egg in her sleep, the boy takes it and smashes it, leaving afterwards; the next day, the girl discovers the broken shell of her egg and shrieks out, utterly heartbroken. She starts to run away from her settlement into the woods, past a giant tree holding a huge egg, in pursuit of the boy. In her haste, she falls into a ravine. Beneath the chasm's water, the girl transforms into an adult woman before releasing a final breath, which rises to the surface as a multitude of bobbing eggs; as the rain abates, trees holding eggs like those described by the boy are shown to be scattered throughout the landscape.
The boy stands on a vast shore littered with white feathers as the orb-like vessel rises from underneath the ocean. Among the thousands of statues adorning the orb is a new feature: a figure of the girl, sitting serenely on a throne and caressing the egg in her lap; the screen zooms out to reveal that the land of the beach, the forest, the city is part of a small and lonely island within a vast sea, appearing not unlike the hull of an overturned ship. Jinpachi Nezu - Boy Mako Hyōdō - GirlNezu worked with Oshii once again in Patlabor 2: The Movie and Mako Hyōdō played a supporting role in The Sky Crawlers. Prior to the production on Angel's Egg, Mamoru Oshii lost his faith in Christianity. Senses of Cinema opined that the film "seems informed by the existential desperation caused by the collapse of one's belief system". Angel's Egg was a collaboration between Amano; the animation was produced by Studio DEEN, with Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masao Kobayashi, Mitsunori Miura, Yutaka Wada working as producers.
Oshii and Amano collaborated on the script, Yoshihiro Kanno composed the music. Angel's Egg was released direct-to-video on 15 December 1985 by Tokuma Shoten; the 71-minute OVA would be used as the skeleton for the live-action film In the Aftermath directed by Carl Colpaert. Colpaert's film intercuts with footage from Oshii's Angel Egg with dubbed over dialogu
Noah's Ark (2007 film)
Noah's Ark is a 2007 Argentine-Italian animated comedy adventure film directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini. It is based with its focus in the animals' point of view; the story tends to follow the traditional story. In the opening scene and humans are seen acting out the seven deadly sins: pride, sloth, gluttony and greed; this results in their mutual doom, as they are killed or captured and taken to market where the remains of the killed animals are sold and the survivors are enslaved. God surveys the market, witnessing the assorted evils, declares to his sidekick Angel that he will impose Judgment Day upon the sinful world. A chance encounter with the gentle and devoted Noah, who purchases the freedom of the enslaved man despite his own poverty, convinces him to give humanity one last chance. God appears as a heavenly light to Noah and tells him to build an ark, upon which he will board his family and two of every animal, to survive the world-enveloping flood He will send. Noah informs his family.
Unhappy with Noah's leadership, they assume he has lost his mind when he fashions a model of the ark out of mashed potatoes and begins cutting down his father's forest for lumber to build it. Noah sells his home to the greedy merchants Farfan and Esther for a flock of pigeons to deliver messages to all the animals of the world. However, the birds abandon their task and head for a jungle strip club to celebrate their freedom. Only one pigeon, remains on mission, but is attacked by the animals he encounters. Pepe is rescued by a kind lioness named Kairel, secretary to the aging King Sabu and Queen Oriana. Kairel delivers Noah's message to Sabu. Sabu's spoiled libertine son Xiro has gotten a mangled portion of one of Noah's messages and mistakes the announcement of apocalyptic doom as an invitation to a party cruise. Xiro throws a tantrum after Kairel disqualifies all of Xiro's potential cruise-mates for lack of intelligence, the tiger Dagnino sees an opportunity to seize the crown of the post-flood world's animal kingdom.
As Noah single-handedly completes the ark, the animals arrive en masse. Kairel has been sent along to organize and supervise the trip, but the procession grinds to a halt when the herbivores demand assurance that the carnivores won't devour them once they're aboard. Xiro fails to make a decision, allowing Dagnino to gain the animals' respect by declaring that he will punish any act of violence on the voyage; as the rain begins to fall, the animals stampede onto the ark. Xiro's selected companion Bruma pauses to taunt the doomed Kairel, only to be smashed through the gangplanks by a toppling hippopotamus. Xiro impulsively brings her aboard the ark in Bruma's place. Inspecting Noah's cottage and Esther notice the ark in the distance, their ridicule turns to panic as the water rises around them, they manage to scramble onto the ark unnoticed. Inside, Kairel attempts to maintain some semblance of order and convince Xiro to take his duties but Xiro flees to a hastily assembled club. There he becomes infatuated with the seductive panther Panthy, as she dances while performing I Want to Live, a carnivore-themed parody of I Will Survive.
However, Panthy is part of Dagnino's small cabal of carnivores who intend to discredit and overthrow Xiro establish a new order in which all prey species are bred and fattened in captivity until they are consumed. Kairel gets Xiro to face the truth of their situation, Xiro makes a sincere effort at governance, he grows closer to Kairel, but finds bureaucracy stifling and is still infatuated with Panthy to Kairel's jealous dismay. Trapped below decks with the animals and Esther disguise themselves as a fictional animal species to avoid being discovered as humans; the disguises backfire when the pair's misadventures leave them under a pile of animal dung, hauled to the top deck for disposal. Believing a pair of dangerous wild animals have escaped the hold, Noah's sons and daughters attempt to catch or kill them. In the chaos, Farfan and Noah plunge back into the depths of the ark. Noah's eldest son Japeth volunteers to rescue him, but retreats upon hearing frightening noises below. Noah's faithful pigeon Pepe volunteers to fly down to Noah, but instead plummets helplessly because of his injuries.
Noah's sons break it. Ashamed and desperate, Noah's family prays for God's help. Farfan and Esther abandon him. Feeling cocky with Noah out of the way, Farfan begins bullying the smaller animals before inadvertently striking Dagnino; the two humans escape uninjured, but Dagnino tears off the lower half of Farfan's'hide,' which he needs for his scheme. Panthy lures Xiro to her cabin, where Dagnino's minions use the torn disguise and tomato juice to frame Xiro for the'murder' of the grasswhoppers. Dagnino assumes control and has Xiro locked up in a storeroom, but Xiro's herbivore friends unravel the deceit and convince Kairel of the truth. Noah tends to Pepe before sending him out a porthole to find land. Xiro has been imprisoned directly below and overhears Noah's words of encouragement, mistaking them for a personal message from'th
Turkey the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Bulgaria to its northwest. Istanbul is the largest city. 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority. At various points in its history, the region has been inhabited by diverse civilizations including the Assyrians, Thracians, Phrygians and Armenians. Hellenization continued into the Byzantine era; the Seljuk Turks began migrating into the area in the 11th century, their victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 symbolizes the start and foundation of Turkey. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm ruled Anatolia until the Mongol invasion in 1243, when it disintegrated into small Turkish principalities. Beginning in the late 13th-century, the Ottomans started uniting these Turkish principalities.
After Mehmed II conquered Constantinople in 1453, Ottoman expansion continued under Selim I. During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent the Ottoman Empire encompassed much of Southeast Europe, West Asia and North Africa and became a world power. In the following centuries the state entered a period of decline with a gradual loss of territories and wars. In an effort to consolidate the weakening social and political foundations of the empire, Mahmut II started a period of modernisation in the early 19th century, bringing reforms in all areas of the state including the military and bureaucracy along with the emancipation of all citizens. In 1913, a coup d'état put the country under the control of the Three Pashas. During World War I, the Ottoman government committed genocides against its Armenian and Pontic Greek subjects. Following the war, the conglomeration of territories and peoples that comprised the Ottoman Empire was partitioned into several new states; the Turkish War of Independence, initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues against occupying Allied Powers, resulted in the abolition of monarchy in 1922 and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president.
Atatürk enacted numerous reforms, many of which incorporated various aspects of Western thought and customs into the new form of Turkish government. The Kurdish–Turkish conflict, an armed conflict between the Republic of Turkey and Kurdish insurgents, has been active since 1984 in the southeast of the country. Various Kurdish groups demand separation from Turkey to create an independent Kurdistan or to have autonomy and greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Turkey. Turkey is a charter member of the UN, an early member of NATO, the IMF and the World Bank, a founding member of the OECD, OSCE, BSEC, OIC and G-20. After becoming one of the first members of the Council of Europe in 1949, Turkey became an associate member of the EEC in 1963, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started accession negotiations with the European Union in 2005 which have been stopped by the EU in 2017 due to "Turkey's path toward autocratic rule". Turkey's economy and diplomatic initiatives led to its recognition as a regional power while its location has given it geopolitical and strategic importance throughout history.
Turkey is a secular, unitary parliamentary republic which adopted a presidential system with a referendum in 2017. Turkey's current administration headed by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the AKP has enacted measures to increase the influence of Islam, undermine Kemalist policies and freedom of the press; the English name of Turkey means "land of the Turks". Middle English usage of Turkye is evidenced in an early work by Chaucer called The Book of the Duchess; the phrase land of Torke is used in the 15th-century Digby Mysteries. Usages can be found in the Dunbar poems, the 16th century Manipulus Vocabulorum and Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum; the modern spelling "Turkey" dates back to at least 1719. The Turkish name Türkiye was adopted in 1923 under the influence of European usage; the Anatolian peninsula, comprising most of modern Turkey, is one of the oldest permanently settled regions in the world. Various ancient Anatolian populations have lived in Anatolia, from at least the Neolithic period until the Hellenistic period.
Many of these peoples spoke the Anatolian languages, a branch of the larger Indo-European language family. In fact, given the antiquity of the Indo-European Hittite and Luwian languages, some scholars have proposed Anatolia as the hypothetical centre from which the Indo-European languages radiated; the European part of Turkey, called Eastern Thrace, has been inhabited since at least forty thousand years ago, is known to have been in the Neolithic era by about 6000 BC. Göbekli Tepe is the site of the oldest known man-made religious structure, a temple dating to circa 10,000 BC, while Çatalhöyük is a large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately
Noah's Ark (1928 film)
Noah's Ark is a 1928 American epic romantic melodramatic disaster film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Dolores Costello and George O'Brien. The story is by Darryl F. Zanuck; the film was released by the Warner Bros. studio. It is representative of the transition from silent movies to "talkies", although it is a hybrid film known as a part-talkie, which used the new Vitaphone sound-on-disc system. Most scenes are silent with a synchronized music score and sound effects, in particular the biblical ones, while some scenes have dialogue; the film opens with Noah and his family outside of the Ark praising the Lord. Comes depictions of the building of the Tower of Babel and the worshipping of the golden calf, it switches to the eve of World War I. The theme of the gold calf is carried forward by a scene in which a bankrupted trader shoots his uncaring stockbroker. In 1914, American playboy Travis and his New York taxi driver buddy Al are traveling aboard the "Oriental Express" train. Travis helps a pious minister reclaim his seat from a rude fellow passenger.
A washed-out bridge causes a deadly derailment. Travis and Al rescue Marie, a German member of a small theatrical troupe, from underneath the wreckage with the help of a prisoner who had just unhandcuffed himself from a now-dead escort. At the nearby lodge where they take shelter, fellow survivor Nickoloff, an officer in the Russian Secret Service, tries to sneak into Marie's room; when Travis objects, a fight breaks out, during which Nickoloff is cut on the hand by a bottle he was wielding. They are interrupted by French soldiers. Travis, Al and Marie sneak away in the head to Paris together. Travis and Marie fall in love; when America enters the war, Al enlists as soon. Travis tells him he can not. However, when he sees Al marching with his unit down the streets of Paris, he impulsively joins up as well, he loses touch with his wife. Travis and Al meet by chance in the trenches, they are each assigned a squad to attack a machine gun nest holding up the American offensive. Tragically, Travis tosses a hand grenade into the position, not knowing that Al had captured it moments before.
Al lives long enough to bid his friend adieu. Nickoloff spots Marie in a group of dancers entertaining the troops, he threatens to have her arrested as a German spy. When she tries to sneak away, he carries through his threat, she is sentenced to face a firing squad, she is comforted by the minister from the train. Travis, who by chance is part of the squad, recognizes her in the nick of time; the couple and others are trapped below a demolished building by a German artillery barrage. The minister compares its flood of blood to the biblical story of Noah's Ark.. The film reverts with the actors playing second roles. King Nephilim has converted his subjects into worshippers of the god Jaghuth. Only Noah and his family remain faithful to Jehovah. Following Jehovah's command and his three sons begin building the Ark on a mountainside. Nephilim orders the sacrifice of the most beautiful virgin in his realm to his god in a month, his soldiers choose a handmaiden of Noah's. When Noah's son Japheth tries to save her, he is blinded and set to labor turning a stone-mill with other prisoners.
Just as Miriam is about to be slain, Jehovah unleashes his wrath, with the great flood destroying and drowning everything in its path. Among the chaos, freed from his chains and carries Miriam back to the Ark, where Jehovah restores his sight. Nephilim tries to climb aboard the Ark, only to have the door slam on his hand, inflicting the same injuries Nickoloff suffered. Returning to World War I, the trapped group is freed. Soon after they emerge, they learn that the war is over. Cast notes John Wayne, Andy Devine and Ward Bond were among the hundreds of extras in the flood scene. Wayne worked in the prop department for the film. "Heart o' Mine" - music by Louie Silvers, lyrics by Billy Rose "Old Timer" - music by Louie Silvers, lyrics by Billy Rose During the filming of the climactic flood scene, the great volume of water used was so overwhelming that three extras drowned, one was so badly injured that his leg needed to be amputated, a number suffered broken limbs and other serious injuries, which led to implementation of stunt safety regulations the following year.
Dolores Costello caught a severe case of pneumonia. Thirty-five ambulances attended the wounded. Portions of the movie were filmed at the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth and the location was incorporated into an iconic special effects shot that opens the film; the shot depicts the massive ark "beached" on the giant boulders of the movie ranch's Garden of the Gods, which would become famous for appearances in hundreds of movies including John Ford's Stagecoach. The film premiered in Hollywood with a running time of 135 minutes, it had been planned as a silent film in 1926 for potential release in 1927, but a number of talking sequences were added. After the premiere, Warner Bros. withdrew the film for extensive revision, which included removing about a half-hour of footage, including all the talking scenes featuring Paul McAllister, who played both a minister and Noah. The film opened around the country in reserved-seat engagements, after which it concluded its successful run at pop
Noah's Ark (miniseries)
Noah's Ark is a 1999 American television miniseries directed by John Irvin and starring Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Carol Kane, Jonathan Cake, Alexis Denisof, Emily Mortimer, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, James Coburn; the film tells the Biblical story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis. It was televised in the United States, that same year, was televised in Canada and Portugal, among other countries; the film portrays Noah as a resident of Gomorrah. The two towns are fighting each other for the amusement of their residents. During the fight, Noah's friend, is injured in the fight, comes to Noah for help. At the end of the fight, the leader of Gomorrah is killed with his head chopped off and put on a stake, as Sodom claims victory; the next day, Noah's sons excitedly ask their father. God asks Noah to go to Mount Tubac, where God reveals that the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah has provoked God to destroy the cites. After Noah fails to find ten righteous people other than Lot and his wife and his family flee the city with Lot and his wife, who looks back at Sodom as it is being destroyed by fire and brimstone and turns into a pillar of salt.
The next day, they encounter a peddler selling household goods including pots, hats, etc., believed to be God in disguise. Ten years Noah and his family are skilled farmers, his sons are now adults. Lot is now a villain, as he kills another man for his shoes, reveals that he used to have faith in God after He sent down the fire and brimstone to Sodom and Gomorrah, but his faith didn't bring him any money, so he turned to the false gods of the other pagan cultures. One of the sons finds Ruth's Mother crying because her daughter Ruth has been kidnapped by three priests of Mole, the rain god, will be offered as a sacrifice to Mole in the temple of the god; when Noah is notified by his sons, he warns the people in the temple, who are cheerfully waiting for Ruth to be sacrificed, that they will suffer a worse punishment than the people of Sodom did, God rips the roof of the temple off and sends thunder and snakes into the building, while striking the three priests with dumbness and deafness. God reveals his plan to flood the world as well, tells Noah to build an ark.
The animals going to the ark pass through the village. The day the world floods, the angry villagers mock him; when the rain starts, the villagers start to celebrate as it had not rained in years, but Noah and his family board the ark with all the animals and he decided send the boys to bring three girls onboard: Miriam and Ruth. As the world starts to flood with all of their citizens drowning, Ruth is instructed to come without her mother though she resists doing so at first, all of Noah's family is thus safe. Many days have now passed since the flood, the same peddler they encountered the day after Sodom was destroyed by God appears in his now water-converted transportation to give them more supplies; the village leader and Lot are still alive and they have formed boats of their own. Lot has now become commander after killing the village leader in a fight, he orders the people on the boat to take over the ark, using ropes to try to climb over, but are beaten by Noah and his family with the help of the animals of the ark.
God sends a tidal wave going toward the boat, killing everyone on board as Lot gives off an evil laugh. After many months impatiently waiting on the ark and his family are free from it as it lands on a mountain, a new life on Earth begins. Jon Voight – Noah Mary Steenburgen – Naamah F. Murray Abraham – Lot Carol Kane – Sarah Mark Bazeley – Shem Jonathan Cake – Japheth Alexis Denisof – Ham Emily Mortimer – Esther Sydney Tamiia Poitier – Ruth Sonya Walger – Miriam James Coburn – The Peddler Max Phipps – Jezer Terry Norris – High Priest Jonathan Biggins – First Priest Sara Farrugia – Villager Noah's Ark was critically panned for its creative liberties, rambling plot and irreverent portrayal of Biblical subjects. Various scenes in the film were seen as recycled tropes from the post-apocalyptic genre. So, the second night set a movie ratings mark for NBC that it did not pass again until 2004; the Malaysian government banned the film from being televised in the country under laws that prohibit any televised depiction of the prophets of Islam, including Noah and Lot.
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