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The DaVinci Code

The DaVinci Code

Date: May 24 2006


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For thousands of years, people have been searching for the Holy Grail. Some legends say that the person who has the Holy Grail will have eternal life, good health, and immense wealth.

But no one, as far as anyone knows, has ever found it.

The movie The DaVinci Code, which is based on the best-selling book by author Dan Brown, is about the conspiracy of secret societies to keep the Holy Grail hidden and protected.

Listen to Emily and Dave talk about The DaVinci Code.


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Emily:  Have you read DaVinci Code?

Dave:  Well, I read it, I read it when I was in Thailand, and I was resistant to it because it was one of these pop culture, popular books.

Emily:  Mm hmm. What did you think?

Dave:  I read it and I was really impressed. I liked it. It’s, like, smart, smart…

Emily:  Interesting.

Dave:  ...fiction, and interesting.

Emily:  Yeah.

Dave:  But very controversial, right? The Catholic Church has come out against it. Opus Dei, um, is not portrayed in a very nice light.

Emily:  No. So, are you going to see the movie?

Dave:  Yeah, I’m actually really excited to see the movie. I like Tom Hanks, first of all. Ron Howard directs it.

Emily:  Yeah.

Dave:  I think it’ll be a good movie. It’s supposed to be the first summer blockbuster.

Emily:  Yeah. I think it’ll be either really good or really stupid.

Dave:  That’s how it usually goes.



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The book The DaVinci Code has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making Dan Brown one of the most successful and wealthy fiction writers of all time.

Ever since the book was released in 2003, the Catholic Church has criticized the book for misrepresenting important elements of the Christian faith.

The DaVinci Code contains a lot of secret messages and codes. The book even refers to Kryptos, a statute located at CIA headquarters that contains a number of secret messages. No one, not even the most talented code-breakers in the U.S. military, has been able to break the entire code for Kryptos.

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11:04 AM Nov 28 2007 |



but i think da vinci code book is better than film…....

05:04 PM Nov 24 2007 |



I think this film is wonderfoul….

05:03 PM Nov 24 2007 |



i think its wonderful film

05:02 PM Nov 24 2007 |

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04:52 AM Nov 19 2007 |



I think that this film very interesting because It awake a big controversy between the Christian faith

06:25 PM Oct 25 2007 |




I haven't seen it but would like very much

11:34 AM Jul 30 2007 |




I like tnis film…it was really interesting for me…This film is very mysterious…...

04:20 PM Jun 07 2007 |




I read this book one year ago, and it was very good. But the best was the writer, Dan Brown. He kept my attention until the last page. He uses fiction and real things to explain an adventure. And of course, he has very good marketing arround him to become his book like a best seller.
I don’t undertand the reaction of a lot of people, IT’S ONLY A BOOK!!. And you don’t belive in all the books that you read.
People are very exciting about this book, but I have been able to verify that a lot of people who are criticizing the book have not read it.

02:38 PM May 24 2006 |




This movie is very popular in China these days~~

11:54 AM May 24 2006 |



United States

I don’t know why everyone makes such a fuss over all this fictional work. I don’t remember the same hooplah over Anne Rice’s Memnoch the Devil.
Perhaps their religiosity is humbled by the implication Jesus was human like the rest of us; with the same needs and desires and trappings of human life.
And then there is the always vocal opposition of the albino community.

12:08 AM May 24 2006 |

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