History Literature / TheDaVinciCode

22nd May '17 8:32:04 AM HulkingChevon
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* OneHitKill: Silas killing [[spoiler:Sister Sandrine]] with a stone slab to the head. Also KilledMidSentence.
18th Mar '17 12:23:02 PM nombretomado
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* FollowTheLeader: Created an explosion of AncientConspiracy quests ''*cough* NationalTreasure *cough*'' and books about the Holy Grail. Also, this was was inspired by a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory "nonfiction" book]] which is about a conspiracy theory similar to the one Langdon runs into.

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* FollowTheLeader: Created an explosion of AncientConspiracy quests ''*cough* NationalTreasure Film/NationalTreasure *cough*'' and books about the Holy Grail. Also, this was was inspired by a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory "nonfiction" book]] which is about a conspiracy theory similar to the one Langdon runs into.
23rd Feb '17 8:49:51 PM DustSnitch
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** Much is made of the Holy Grail legend's significance to Christianity, even though the Holy Grail isn't actually mentioned in any canonical Christian text. The Grail legend wasn't spawned until the 12th century, and it's solely the product of Arthurian literature. This is why the Grail doesn't appear in Leonardo's "The Last Supper" (not to mention that Leonardo, being Italian, wouldn't have had much reason to paint a {{Macguffin}} from a French/British chivalric romance in one of his biblical scenes).

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** Much is made of the Holy Grail legend's significance to Christianity, even though the Holy Grail isn't actually mentioned in any canonical Christian text. The Grail legend wasn't spawned until the 12th century, and it's solely the product of Arthurian literature. This is why the Grail doesn't appear in Leonardo's "The Last Supper" ''Art/TheLastSupper'' (not to mention that Leonardo, being Italian, wouldn't have had much reason to paint a {{Macguffin}} from a French/British chivalric romance in one of his biblical scenes).



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

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Leonardo was part of an ancient group that knew the secret of Jesus.Jesus and communicated it through secret messages in ''Art/TheLastSupper''.
22nd Feb '17 1:33:54 AM rufusluciusivan
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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.

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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 Clovis, most of them were little better than barbarian warlords and tended to be more incompetent than the last as time went on. Although, it should be noted that part of this negative image of incompetent kings is due to the propaganda of their successors, the Carolingians, who evicted the last Merovingian king and therefore had in interest in portraying them as lazy incompetents to justify their own power-grab. Historians are still debating the issue but, as with the other so-called "barbarian" people who founded kingdoms on the ruins of the Roman Empire, they are questioning how much "barbarous" this people really were. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And we'll leave it that way.]]
4th Feb '17 6:39:28 AM morenohijazo
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* TheScourgeOfGod: Silas insists that he's doing God's will.



* TheScourgeOfGod: Silas insists that he's doing God's will.


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* SurpriseCarCrash: Detective Sophie Neveu became an orphan in a head-on collision. In a childhood memory flashback, Sophie remembers being in the back seat of a sedan, with both parents turned to dote upon her; they never saw the tractor trailer that came looming into the windshield.
2nd Feb '17 11:41:50 AM JustTroper
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* PopCultureSymbology: The book makes a mention of Grail symbolism hidden within Disney cartoons, from Snow White to the Little Mermaid.
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]].]]
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