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Old Mar 6, '12, 4:54 pm
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Default Just watched "The Da Vinci Code" last night.................

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Was there anything in it that was remotely truthful or in agreeance with Church history?
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Old Mar 6, '12, 5:01 pm
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For a spell binding fictional tale I thought both were entertaining books and movies.
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Old Mar 6, '12, 5:05 pm
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I liked the book much better than the movie...it was a fast read....quick paced and extremly entertaining....the movie...dragged and didn't keep up with the fast paced easy to follow story line as the book did. I enjoyed the "Angels and Demons" move much better....."The Solomon Key" was good too....for a quick easy read to let one's imagination run wild in a flight of fancy.
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Not much in the book. Never saw the movie. I found the book quite boring and mediocre myself, not all that prosaic, and kind of predictable --- if I have my books straight, at one point he tries for a number of pages to create suspense while the heroes try to figure out what's a 5-letter word related to Isaac Newton that refers to an "orb." I don't know about anyone else, but I got it right away and there was no surprise and it just dragged on instead. O_o
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Old Mar 6, '12, 5:43 pm
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In the book his so-called historians don't even have university recognized degrees.
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One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Was there anything in it that was remotely truthful or in agreeance with Church history?
Leonardo was an artist. Rome is in Italy.
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Old Mar 6, '12, 5:47 pm
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Default Re: Just watched "The Da Vinci Code" last night.................

Speaking as a retired professor of ancient history, there was barely a truthful word in the entire book. I suspect Dan Brown wrote it while sitting on a beach over a weekend. It is not based on "research", as he falsely claims in the forward.
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Old Mar 6, '12, 5:52 pm
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Leonardo was an artist. Rome is in Italy.

I stand corrected; Katy has correctly identified two truthful statements in the book.
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From a literary standpoint, the book was poorly written. So heavy on foreshadowing that it was easy to tell what was coming next. I found out after reading it that the bishop had said it was sinful, so I went to confession and confessed it. The priest said that wading through it was probably penance enough!
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There's some movies I will not waste 2 hours of my life watching.

Avatar is one, The Da-Vinci code is another.

I have more on the list!
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Old Mar 6, '12, 6:34 pm
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As someone who will have a BA in history/government at the end of this year, I have never met - nor have I even heard of - any serious scholar who thinks Dan Brown's works are anything more than light entertainment. Most of them actually think less of them than that.

Calling Brown's novels "historically accurate" is like noting that the lift in Dr No's secret headquarters is an Waygood Otis and concluding that James Bond is non-fiction.
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Book was boring and story was downright ridiculous. Movie was even worse
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From a literary standpoint, the book was poorly written. So heavy on foreshadowing that it was easy to tell what was coming next. I found out after reading it that the bishop had said it was sinful, so I went to confession and confessed it. The priest said that wading through it was probably penance enough!
A wise confessor!!
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That is way too funny!
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Old Mar 6, '12, 7:45 pm
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For a spell binding fictional tale I thought both were entertaining books and movies.
To quote my sainted Polish Grandmother:"FECH"!
Be carefull....If you read or watch such drivel more than once, your brain will turn to mush!!!! And the devil will grab you by the behind.
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