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Darren Aronofsky floats a fuller version of the Bible's Noah tale
Darren Aronofsky floats a fuller version of the Bible's Noah tale

NEW YORK — It was easy to get lost on Darren Aronofsky's ark. Inside a converted Brooklyn armory in late 2012, Aronofsky was shooting "Noah" on a massive vessel that matched the biblical dimensions of the boat, its rough beams lashed together and the hull sealed with pitch. In every corner of the three-story structure rested packs of ersatz animals — insects on one level, snakes and turtles in another corner and, around the bend, lions quite literally lying with lambs. "Animals are fragile. Please do not touch," a sign warned visitors. It took production designer Mark Friedberg's team four months to construct the interior ark set for...

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