While it would be rather difficult to include the demonic aspect present in the Zohar into the main plot, the tradition of Naamah being the sister of Tubal-Cain would have definitely added complexity and depth to the family relations.
Ham initially teams up with his father's contender, yet, in the key moment when he has the opportunity to take revenge on Noah, he kills Tubal-Cain instead.
His arch-enemy Tubal-cain
has crawled in at the last moment and plots to kill him, aided by Ham, still furious at his father for making him leave his newfound beloved Na'el behind to be trampled by the berserk crowd storming the ark.
And because the story lacks a natural antagonist, the film corrals one from elsewhere in Genesis in the form of Tubal-cain
(Ray Winstone), who vows to hitch a ride on the ark or die trying.
His son Tubal-Cain
is credited with the invention of brass and metal-working (Genesis 4:16-22).
As for Zillah, she bore Tubal-cain
, who forged all implements of copper and iron (Gen.
As with Javert and Valjean in Les Miserables (Hooper, 2012), we have a movement from Old Testament wrath and justice to New Testament love and forgiveness, in Tubal-Cain
, and Noah at the beginning and Noah at the end.
And, whether or not you believe this week's climate change report, its interpretation of changing circumstances not only feels deeply relevant but overshadows Ray Winstone's underwritten role as Noah's nemesis, Tubal-Cain
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, "Noah" is based on the story of "Noah's Ark" and the movie stars newcomer Douglas Booth as Shem, Noah's son, Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah, Noah's grandfather, and Ray Winstone as Tubal-cain
as Noah's nemesis.
Noah, in which Port Talbot legend Hopkins plays Methuselah - who, at 969 was said to have been the Bible's oldest man - also stars Russell Crowe in the title role, Emma Watson and cockney hardman Ray Winstone as the villainous Tubal-Cain
Ray Winstone takes on the villain role as Tubal-Cain
, while Harry Potter star Emma Watson will play Crowe's daughter.
They have complained about scenes in which six-armed angels appear as guardians in battle scenes involving Ray Winstone as Tubal-Cain
, Noah's nemesis, and another in which Noah gets drunk and thinks about extreme ways of wiping the human race from the face of the earth - even though the Bible does feature Noah drinking to excess after finding land in his famous Ark.