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Mikel J. Koven

-markets of Tubal-Cain’s city, a veritable Sodom and Gomorrah of human and animal flesh sold and consumed. Aronofsky’s Deluge is as much a commentary on the inevitability of contemporary environmental apocalypse, as it is biblical exegesis. Noah and his family are culpable as agents in the destruction of humanity, and the Patriarch sees only a difference in degree, not kind, between him and his nemesis, Tubal-Cain. The animals are innocent, we are not. Aronofsky’s apocalyptic discourse further appears in the computer animation sequence accompanying Noah’s own retelling of

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium