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Old 05-04-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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Da Vinci Code - What's up???

O.K. I'll admit it - I have NOT read the Da Vinci Code. I have a slight idea of the concept but I cannot understand all the hype surrounding it??? What's up????? Why all the fuss? Who is making the fuss? Is this all "hype" or is there more to it all?
Just wondering.
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Old 05-05-2006, 09:10 AM   #2
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It's a bunch of crap.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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This has what to do with U2?
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:18 PM   #4
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Guessing that Bono thinks its crap?
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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Sorry, maybe move this where it belongs - or get rid of it, I really don't care either way.
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:53 PM   #6
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It's a novel and people are treating it like it's fact. The media is making a big deal out of it and is trying to make it sound like the stuff in the book is true. It's rediculous. It's a NOVEL!
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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The media pits differing religious views against each other
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It's fiction


Ron Howard has refused to add this disclaimer at the beginning or end.


Martin S. did at the beginning of "The Last Temptation of Christ."
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:09 PM   #9
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It's historical fiction. Brown was clever enough to put in a fictional subplot based on historical legends. So he gets to ride the fence and be accurate on both grounds: he can say it's fiction to its detractors, while letting those who want to see more into it have a historical basis.

He basically made a novel around some Gnostic concepts and legendary medieval secret societies, then basically attributing the behaviors of those societies to Opus Dei.

Umberto Eco did a much better job with "Foucault's Pendulum" back in 1988.

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Old 05-07-2006, 11:25 PM   #10
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It's a thought provoking book, and Dan Brown put a message at the beginning that says something like "All descriptions of artwork, documents, and locations in this novel are accurate". To me this means that the conclusions he reaches about Christianity are what he believes, he just puts the "fact" in a fictional story. This is a really exiting book, I don't read much except political books, and I could not put it down. Probably one of the best books I have ever read and I intend to see the movie on opening day.
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Isn't it really a book of fiction based around the novel 'Holy Blood, Holy Grail'? Wasn't he even sued for a kind of plagarism in the UK?
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I thought "Angels and Demons" was the better book. I don't see why there was more hype around "Code".
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Umberto Eco did a much better job with "Foucault's Pendulum" back in 1988.

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I haven't read the book. The previews for the movie look incredibly cheesy.
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The only thing I know about it is that Tom Hank's new hairdo looks like Bono's now old hairdo.

I'll probably see the movie just because I like Tom Hanks. Maybe I'll read the book if I have time before then.
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