History Literature / TheDaVinciCode

30th Oct '16 2:03:42 PM gemmabeta2
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* MeaningfulRename: "Silas" isn't actually Silas' birth name. He discarded the name that his parents gave him, and was later rechristened "Silas" by Bishop Aringarosa because the circumstances of his escape from prison match those of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silas Silas]], the apostle Paul's accomplice in [[Literature/TheBible the Book of Acts]].

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* MeaningfulRename: "Silas" isn't actually Silas' birth name. He discarded the name that his parents gave him, and was later rechristened "Silas" by Bishop Aringarosa because the circumstances of his escape from prison match those of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silas Silas]], the apostle Paul's accomplice in [[Literature/TheBible the Book of Acts]].Acts]] [[note]]Which makes the fact that Silas was played by actor ''Paul'' Bettany in the film adaptation a somewhat too on-the-nose coincidence.[[/note]].
17th Oct '16 1:07:03 PM CaptEquinox
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** The conflict is over the fact that the Priory was supposed to release the secret to the public at a certain set time. The Church wants the secret kept forever.
17th Oct '16 12:29:56 PM CaptEquinox
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Bishop Aringarosa gets this in TheMovie. In the book, he's just the leader of Opus Dei (where he's presented as nothing more than an unusually conservative Catholic prelate) who gets roped into helping The Teacher find the tomb out of desperation to keep his order from being abolished. In TheMovie, he leads a secretive "shadow council" within the Church that actively wants to destroy the tomb to prevent evidence of Jesus' bloodline from reaching the public, and he manipulates Fache (who's an Opus Dei member in the movie) into hunting down Langdon despite his innocence.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Bishop Aringarosa gets this in TheMovie. In the book, he's just the leader of Opus Dei (where he's presented as nothing more than an unusually conservative Catholic prelate) who gets roped into helping The Teacher find the tomb out of desperation to keep his order from being abolished. In TheMovie, he leads a secretive "shadow council" within the Church that actively wants to destroy the tomb to prevent evidence of Jesus' bloodline from reaching the public, and he manipulates police captain Fache (who's an Opus Dei member in the movie) into hunting down Langdon despite his innocence.



** Then there's the whole ''the goddess'' thing. It's implied that all Pagan religions worshiped feminine beings in a similar way, and that it made them more peaceful as a society.
** In the novel, Silas longs for a life of solitude and quiet study as an Opus Dei monk. In real life, Opus Dei does not have monks and urges followers to sanctify everyday pursuits such as family and career, not retreat from the world.

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** Then there's the whole ''the goddess'' thing. It's implied that all Pagan religions worshiped feminine beings in a similar way, and that it made them more peaceful as a society. \n[[note]]The idea of an ancient Goddess-oriented faith was not made up for the book nor is it 100% baloney, but any theory that ''all'' pagan religions had the same symbolism and traditions can safely be dismissed as hogwash. (Had they been that unified they'd have been better able to resist the Christian takeover.)[[/note]]
** In the novel, Silas longs for a life of solitude and quiet study as an Opus Dei monk. In real life, Opus Dei does not have monks and urges has no religious orders, urging followers to sanctify everyday pursuits such as family and career, not retreat from the world.



** There's also a Chekov's [[spoiler: Allergy. As soon as we hear that Rémy has a peanut allergy he once had to have an emergency tracheotomy for, we know how he's going to die.]]



* InvisibleWriting: Mortally wounded curator Jacques Sauniere leaves an important clue scrawled on the Louvre's parquet floor, that can only be seen under ultraviolet light. "O Draconian Devil / Oh Lame Saint." It was made not to implicate his killer, but rather to indicate his killer's ''objective''.

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* InvisibleWriting: Mortally wounded curator Jacques Sauniere leaves an important clue scrawled on the Louvre's parquet floor, that can only be seen under ultraviolet light. "O Draconian Devil / Oh Lame Saint." It was made not to implicate his killer, but rather to indicate his killer's ''objective''. He puts Langdon's name under that, not to say Langdon did it but that he could help.
30th Jul '16 11:58:06 AM nombretomado
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''The Da Vinci Code'' is a 2003 thriller written by DanBrown. It sold 80 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the bestselling novels in history. It also caused a huge controversy because of its statements about early Christianity, and was sharply criticized for historical inaccuracy. In 2006, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was released.

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''The Da Vinci Code'' is a 2003 thriller written by DanBrown.Creator/DanBrown. It sold 80 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the bestselling novels in history. It also caused a huge controversy because of its statements about early Christianity, and was sharply criticized for historical inaccuracy. In 2006, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] was released.



* RedHerring: As in all DanBrown books, [[spoiler:but literally in this case: "Aringarosa" is Italian for...[[RedHerring you guessed it]].]]

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* RedHerring: As in all DanBrown Creator/DanBrown books, [[spoiler:but literally in this case: "Aringarosa" is Italian for...[[RedHerring you guessed it]].]]
27th Jun '16 2:08:09 PM Nopperabo
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** In the novel, Silas longs for a life of solitude and quiet study as an Opus Dei monk. In real life, Opus Dei does not have monks and urges followers to sanctify everyday pursuits such as family and career, not retreat from the world.



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Sophie, becomes a plot point later on.

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: ConvenientlyAnOrphan:
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Sophie, becomes a plot point later on.on.
** Silas became an orphan after [[SelfMadeOrphan killing his abusive father]].
29th Apr '16 9:02:31 PM MyFinalEdits
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** On the other hand, it doesn't seem to be a problem in the movie: basically all of the French, Spanish and Italian characters manage to speak English without resorting to their native languages (understandably, sometimes they'll say a particular word in a pretty distinctive fashion, reminiscent of that of their mother tongue). In fact, their English is {{surprisingly good|English}}, especially when we take into account the fact that the French, Spanish, and Italians are not traditionally well known for their command of English.
*** On the other hand, sometimes their use of English seems out of place: why do Jacques Saunière and Silas speak English when they are both French?
29th Apr '16 8:59:20 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Not quite. [[spoiler:"Aringarosa" should be translated more properly as ''pink'' herring, and the character himself is supposed to be of Spanish origins.]]
28th Dec '15 3:16:28 AM morenohijazo
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* InvisibleWriting: Mortally wounded curator Jacques Sauniere leaves an important clue scrawled on the Louvre's parquet floor, that can only be seen under ultraviolet light. "O Draconian Devil / Oh Lame Saint." It was made not to implicate his killer, but rather to indicate his killer's ''objective''.
25th Dec '15 12:52:42 AM Skooma
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*ArtisticLicenseHistory: The grail being of the Merovingian bloodline is portrayed as being kind of a big deal. While they were Kings, aside from Clovis most of them were little better than barbarian warlords and tended to be more incompetent than the last as time went on.
10th Dec '15 11:32:41 PM Llygodenfawr
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* EurekaMoment: Saturated with them-the final one is unseen but heavily implied.

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* EurekaMoment: Saturated with them-the them--the final one is unseen but heavily implied.



* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Briefly played with in the movie. When Fache first brings Langdon to the Louvre (secretly suspecting him of being Sauniere's murderer), Langdon mentions that the murder took place in the Grand Gallery before Fache tells him where the body was found. Langdon, with his extensive knowledge of art, actually just recognized the Grand Gallery's distinctive parquet floor in the crime scene photograph, but he inadvertently ends up making himself look even guiltier.

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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Briefly played with in the movie. When Fache first brings Langdon to the Louvre (secretly suspecting him of being Sauniere's Saunière's murderer), Langdon mentions that the murder took place in the Grand Gallery before Fache tells him where the body was found. Langdon, with his extensive knowledge of art, actually just recognized the Grand Gallery's distinctive parquet floor in the crime scene photograph, but he inadvertently ends up making himself look even guiltier.



** On the other hand, it doesn't seem to be a problem in the movie: basically all of the French, Spanish and Italian characters manage to speak English without resorting to their native languages (understandably, sometimes they'll say a particular word in a pretty distinctive fashion, reminiscent of that of their mother tongue). In fact, their English is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish surprisingly good]], especially when we take into account the fact that the French, Spanish, and Italians are not traditionally well known for their command of English.
*** On the other hand, sometimes their use of English seems out of place: why does Jacques Sauniere and Silas talk English when they are both French?

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** On the other hand, it doesn't seem to be a problem in the movie: basically all of the French, Spanish and Italian characters manage to speak English without resorting to their native languages (understandably, sometimes they'll say a particular word in a pretty distinctive fashion, reminiscent of that of their mother tongue). In fact, their English is [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish surprisingly good]], {{surprisingly good|English}}, especially when we take into account the fact that the French, Spanish, and Italians are not traditionally well known for their command of English.
*** On the other hand, sometimes their use of English seems out of place: why does do Jacques Sauniere Saunière and Silas talk speak English when they are both French?



* RedHerring: As in all DanBrown books, [[spoiler:but literally in this case:"Aringarosa" is Italian for...[[RedHerring you guessed it]].]]

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* RedHerring: As in all DanBrown books, [[spoiler:but literally in this case:"Aringarosa" case: "Aringarosa" is Italian for...[[RedHerring you guessed it]].]]



* WelcomedToTheMasquerade: The film adaptation has cryptologist Robert Langdon unearth ancient geneology research that detective Sophie Neveu is a descendant of [[spoiler:Jesus Christ]], and is under the protection of the Priory of Sion, which is the 21st century form of the Knights Templar.

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* WelcomedToTheMasquerade: The film adaptation has cryptologist Robert Langdon unearth ancient geneology genealogy research that detective Sophie Neveu is a descendant of [[spoiler:Jesus Christ]], and is under the protection of the Priory of Sion, which is the 21st century form of the Knights Templar.
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