History Literature / TheDaVinciCode

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.
10th Dec '15 11:27:52 PM Llygodenfawr
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Leonardo was part of a ancient group that knew the secret of Jesus.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Leonardo was part of a an ancient group that knew the secret of Jesus.



** Not quite. [[spoiler:"Aringarosa" should be translated more properly as ''pink'' herring, and the character itself is supposed to be of Spanish origins.]]

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** Not quite. [[spoiler:"Aringarosa" should be translated more properly as ''pink'' herring, and the character itself himself is supposed to be of Spanish origins.]]
20th Oct '15 3:54:40 AM Twiddler
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* PromotedToLoveInterest: Inverted. Langdon and Sophie have some sexual/romantic tension in the book and it ends with them kissing and agreeing to meet up again for a date. In the movie, these are removed, with the kiss being changed to one on the forehead.
12th Apr '15 8:35:03 PM Thunderforge
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* OnePasswordAttemptEver: When Sophie and Langdon try to access a special ATM, the machine tells them to be extra careful because not only will it eat their card if they get the password wrong after one attempt, but the entire machine will shut down.
28th Nov '14 5:34:35 PM eroock
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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Sophie, becomes a plot point later on.


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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Both Sophie's parents are killed in a car accident when she was young, making her ConvenientlyAnOrphan raised by her [[RaisedByGrandparents grandfather]].


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* RaisedByGrandparents: After [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan becoming an orphan]], Sophie is raised by her grandfather from an early age.
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