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Movie Filmed on Long Island Gets Super Bowl Airtime

111.5 million get glimpse of Noah’s ark, which was built on Long Island.

Director Aronofsky posted a picture of the ark to Twitter. (Darren Aronofsky Twitter)
Director Aronofsky posted a picture of the ark to Twitter. (Darren Aronofsky Twitter)

A record number of Super Bowl viewers get a glimpse of Long Island as the trailer for “Noah” was featured in the big-budget commercials.

The famed ark featured in the film was built on the sprawling property of Planting Fields Arboretum. Crews and movie stars spent several months in late summer 2012 filming at the Oyster Bay location.

This year's Super Bowl garnered a record-breaking 111.5 million viewers.

The film stars Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly as Noah and his wife Naameh. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone, and Logan Lerman also star in the movie, set for a March 28 release. Watch the Super Bowl trailer on MTV.com.

In September 2012, Crowe was on break from filming when he was rescued in Cold Spring Harbor as he kayaked.

"We didn't even know it was him, so we treated him just like everybody else," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Seth Pritt, who, with two other crew members, helped the 48-year-old actor and his rented kayak aboard a 25-foot response boat — without any star treatment. "Hopefully people understand it wasn't one of those things where we saw it was Russell Crowe and decided to give him a hand."

Read the full story here.

Noah’s cinematic ark survived a real-life flood as Hurricane Sandy roared through Long Island in October 2012.

Film director Darren Aronofsky posted a picture of the ark in Oyster Bay to his Twitter in July 2012 with the caption, "I dreamt about this since I was 13. And now it's a reality. Genesis 6:14."

Hasyayoga February 05, 2014 at 07:11 AM
Really? We are building arks for movies, but do not have enough assisted living facilities for the elderly, disabled, mentally challenged by cognitive difficulties...there are 100s if not 1000s of Long Islanders that need shelter, help, support and as usual we are making movies and running trailers at the SuperBowl...wake up America..ugh!
brookhavenconfucius February 05, 2014 at 08:12 AM
Maybe GIVING HANDOUTS, is the worse thing, Govt. can do for people..NOTHING is Free ! STOP leeching on Tax Payers...there is NO MONEY LEFT !
Polodude February 05, 2014 at 10:51 AM
@ Hasyayoga Are you kidding? This was a movie set. Oh BTW , I am sure that due to them filming here they brought in some much needed economic stimulus.
STAR dot STAR February 05, 2014 at 02:16 PM
I have consulted with my Acting Political Affairs Officer and he has pointed out the comment left by "Hasyayoga" regarding the post about Noah's ark. Hasyayoga claims to have been involved in the making of a movie about this ark and also the running of an ad about it during the Superbowl. Quoting Hasyayoga: "We are making movies and running trailers at the Superbowl.." WE? Who's "we?" Perhaps when Hasyayoga has completed the movie the ark could be set afloat and filled with disadvantaged unicorns and Hasyayoga could be made Captain! Don't forget your life preserver - Bon Voyage Captain!
Hasyayoga February 08, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Confucius-referring to homeless small children. Polodude-economic stimulus? To what, the local deli? And, lets not forget, Star-adding a nice read for you:http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/emission-impossible-why-hollywood-is-one-of-the-worst-polluters-400493.html Have a super day!
Polodude February 08, 2014 at 11:58 AM
@Hasyayoga Don't know why I will bother . But, Here Goes. 1st - I am sure the Planting Fields Arboretum got a hefty donation for using their land. 2 Where do you think all the building material came from? 3 all the labor to build the set? I am sure some people were local. 4 the people that where shipped in - Where do you think they stayed? Local hotels and rentals. 5 There were many local people who where hired on as extras and others such as security and technical. 6 The taxes that are put on the salaries that are earned here stay here. Shall I continue or do you now have a clue as to why towns and cities LOVE when film crews come to town. As an example NYC has a dept of film to encourage local production. http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/home/home.shtml 5 -
STAR dot STAR February 08, 2014 at 09:41 PM
Hasyayoga... I didn't bother to follow the link, if it contained anything worth repeating you would have done so. The question remains - exactly who is the "we" you refer to when you say "We are making movies and running trailers at the Superbowl"?
Hasyayoga February 09, 2014 at 09:50 AM
You both know why you bother, you know you're incorrect and now trying to prove it...its okay, its human nature. Sorry, but you have zero data to support any facts. The link was to offer insight to a real problem we (Americans) have with regard to all media production which is really not all that responsible when it comes to producing waste. And I am sure the NYC folks love it when filming shuts down bus routes, etc. Read the link and maybe your mind will allow you to see what I am referring to instead of rambling about unicorns. Thanks for the entertainment, but gotta go pack...don't wanna miss my boat! lol!!!
STAR dot STAR February 09, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Hasyayoga, Bang a Gong, we finally have a definition of "we" as it pertains to your original comment. You are refering to all Americans even though all Americans clearly didn't make this movie, it's a sloppy mistake collectivists always make. What you might have said, rather than "we are making", is "we are allowing to be made". You speak of insight? We Americans approved a Constitution over two hundred years ago which contained therein a Bill of Rights, and therein contained a First Amendment guaranteeing the right of free speech. Movies are recognized as a form of free speech. While this movie may be wasteful and polluting in yours eyes, and maybe even in mine, to prohibit such exercise of free speech is intolerent and runs counter to an American belief in freedom.
Hasyayoga February 09, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Yes, and xxx porn via internet for children under 21 to view is also freedom of speech and isn't that just ducky...C'mon "we are allowing to be made"? This will have me laughing all day!!
STAR dot STAR February 09, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Hasyayoga... How telling about your character that you now try to find refuge behind little children. Your argument isn't with me, it's with the very concept of a free society.
Hasyayoga February 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM
17 year olds are not little children, but when teenagers can go on the internet and view the dregs, slugs, & slime of society in full action...that's not freedom, my friend, that's stupidity....however, you're right...if it were not for those freedoms I guess you and I couldn't have this convo either. TTYS
tj February 11, 2014 at 05:15 AM
what did half time and commercial say this year in the super bowl..PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE,,Masaretti...We Prepared for the strike. all you complaining is futile...Stop complaining
STAR dot STAR February 11, 2014 at 09:40 AM
In my opinion, a 17 year old watching porn on the internet is an issue to be addressed between the 17 year old and his or her parents. I would expend my energy throwing bricks at problems rather than symptoms, to target the symptoms only further injures the victims of those problems. Minors viewing porn is not on my radar of problems.
Polodude February 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Neither is thinking that money shouldn't be spent by a commercial entity , making a film ,investing in the local economy,and thinking it should have spent it's money building a shelter.
Hasyayoga February 12, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Neither of you are making sense...enjoy rambling to each other.
STAR dot STAR February 12, 2014 at 05:47 PM
"We" wholeheartedy agree and thank you for your support!
Hasyayoga February 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM
You're welcome, love "We" hahhahaaaaaaa