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« on: November 15, 2004, 06:54:01 PM »

Lest anyone is following this, heres the news from Reuters:

Tom Hanks (news) is expected to step into the scholarly shoes of Robert Langdon, the professor who unravels the mystery of the Holy Grail in the film version of Dan Brown's phenomenally successful novel "The Da Vinci Code."
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 07:43:22 PM »

I think its a great choice.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 07:52:34 PM »

Awesome. Tom Hanks rocks. That movie is going to make like a bajillion dollars
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 07:53:46 PM »

The Da-Vinci code rocks all.  Hope the translation to movie is just as good.  Tom Hanks is a great start I will say that much.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 07:55:05 PM »

BTW, anyone read Gods and Angels?  Pretty good but not the same caliber as Da'Vinci Code in my opinion.
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2004, 08:21:40 PM »

Did you mean Angels and Demons?  I read thought it was good but agree not as good as Da Vinci Code.  If any one can pull this character off Hanks is the one.  But not sure how they can pull of a script without killing the original story.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004, 08:33:38 PM »

Aye, right you are!  Angels and Demons was the name.  I guess it was more forgettable to me than I thought... smile
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004, 08:36:53 PM »

My biggest problem in the books is:


***SPOILER***

Every other page, Langdon or someone else is "stunned" by something. They back up, flabbergasted. Jesus had a wife?!?!? :shock:  :shock: Got kinda old. But a fun, if somewhat silly, read.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004, 08:47:36 PM »

The book was a fun read, but I don't know how it will translate to the screen since so much of the novel is basically historical exposition.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004, 09:21:04 PM »

Excellent! I hope they can pull this off and make a good movie out of the book.

Angels and Demons was a cool book too.

Is Brown working on any more stuff with Langdon as the protag?
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2004, 09:35:29 PM »

Is it me, or does that photo of Dan Brown on his site, look like that guy Gellman on Regis and Kelly (or however you spell it. Gelman,?)
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2004, 10:44:31 PM »

I will be a voice of dissent and say I thought the book was pretty downright bad.  The unintentionally hilarious scenes of Langdon teaching his absolutely amazed class about the Golden Mean and then the scene teaching the prison class feature some of the worst dialog I've ever read in a book in my entire life.  But you know, his sales put hotcakes to shame, so what do I know? smile

The historical exposition was interesting, I agree.  Though quite a bit of it has been shown to be false, inflated, or misleading.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2004, 10:58:49 PM »

Oh, the book definitely isn't what I'd call high literature.  My favorite bad writing moment other than the feeble opening line of, "Robert Langdon awoke slowly," was when Brown, rather than actually describe Langdon, simply says that he looks like, "Harrison Ford in tweed."  

That said, I think it was one of the most subversive best-sellers ever written.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2004, 12:55:21 AM »

Not too psyched about Tom Hanks.  he just doesn't have that scholarly look.  I was thinking more of a yound sean connery, but I don't think one exists.  Tom is awesome but it may not suit his natural character.  I thought Angels and Demons was a better book than DaVinci but that might be due to me reading DaVinci last and basically knowing who the bad guy is since Dann Brown doesn't really change his formula.
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2004, 01:40:23 AM »

Quote from: "kathode"
I will be a voice of dissent and say I thought the book was pretty downright bad.  The unintentionally hilarious scenes of Langdon teaching his absolutely amazed class about the Golden Mean and then the scene teaching the prison class feature some of the worst dialog I've ever read in a book in my entire life.  But you know, his sales put hotcakes to shame, so what do I know? smile

The historical exposition was interesting, I agree.  Though quite a bit of it has been shown to be false, inflated, or misleading.


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