Watch the Best Scene from Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

Noah Creation clip
Photo: Paramount Pictures

As far as I'm concerned, the undeniably best moment in Darren Aronofsky's Noah is the creation scene, narrated by Noah (Russell Crowe). It's a scene that deftly presents the ideas put forth in both Creationism and Darwinism and places them side-by-side and Aronofsky takes it right to the limit as the ape swings into view, but he doesn't go so far as to show the ape evolving into a human.

From there we move to Adam and Even and Matthew Libatique's spectacular silhouetted photography as man battles man, from Cain and Abel all the way to a present day riot police officer. All set to the score by Clint Mansell. It's stunning.

Check out the clip below and after that I have included all 41 different silhouetted shots from the film, which I'm sure you'll enjoy.

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See even more of the silhouetted images on the next page.

  • Driver

    What a great movie. Only one I've seen twice this year.

  • StephanieB

    I was genuinely surprised by how much I liked the movie and I am looking forward to revisiting it on DVD. I'm also very excited to dig into the graphic novel I got from work the other day.

  • EPayneDDS

    This movie got a weird rap when it opened and seems to have been already forgotten about, but it really is a great movie. Not perfect, but still much better than a lot of movies released. A "bad" Aronofsky film is still better than some director's best film.

    • andyluvsfilms

      I echo that last sentiment. To the max.

    • Baca

      Yeah I honestly thought it was strange that Brad was championing Transcendence as a film that is a step out of the tent-pole norm instead of this one.

  • andyluvsfilms

    On the seventh day God created Darren Aronofsky and with him he was well pleased.

  • azjoker1

    I absolutely loved this sequence and I look forward to seeing the movie again. I just think that a lot of religious people didn't understand that it was an interpretation of a story that there is very little information on and that it had the same end result as the Bible story. I hope more people see it for the great film it is when it's out on Blu-ray. It certainly deserves it.

  • maja

    This is probably the best scene in any 2014 film I've seen so far.

  • Jamie Crump

    More complex yet just as thrilling as any Marvel film. More blockbusters like Noah please.

  • Carlos.

    Yes! Best scene of the year. This we'll be shown at schools in the years to come.

  • Hudsucker

    I agree. This scene is amazing, although I loved almost all of the rest of Noah as well.

  • PJ Edwards

    Impressive and kind of trippy

  • Joyll

    This was undoubtedly the best scene of the year!!!! I was so glad that my Sister & I don't really listen to others when we decide we want to see a film & went to see it because it was phenomenal & it told the story as best it could with the SCIENTIFIC information provided!!!! I was so happy to see an ark that actually looked like Noah's might have looked & the terrain that looked like the terrain would have looked like!!! My only issue with this film is where were the black people!?!? Is Darren really trying to tell us there were NO black people in the cradle of CIVILISATION?!?! I don't believe he did that on purpose because his film cast are always quite diverse but this slip was too big to ignore! Overall though I give this film a 9 out of 10 & cannot wait to purchase the Blu-ray!!!!

  • Newbourne

    So here's a nice exercise for you. Which one was better: Noah's Creation sequence or Tree of Life's??

    • JN Films

      Toughest question I've seen in a long time. I'd probably go with 'The Tree of Life' because I like the overall film better then 'Noah' (and I really liked Noah), both sequences are pretty terrific.

    • Xarnis

      Tree of Life's. It was way longer, and more immersive. Noah's was still great, though.

  • robotsrule

    I agree. It was the best sequence from the film.

  • Cats777

    It's a shame about the rock monsters.

  • Vineca Gray

    Finally saw this last night. Breathtaking, and yes, the conundrum of Creationism versus Darwinism is beautifully reconciled. Yes, I noticed the silhouettes had some contemporary context. Aronofsky at his usual best.

  • Korodski Matt

    Love the silhouette scene.. reminds me of "The Book of Eli" fight scene in the tunnel