The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

I’ve joined the rest of the world in seeing The Da Vinci Code today – having never got round to reading the book. And it was exactly what it purported to be – a fun thriller film with one of the best lines in recent cinematic history (I’ve got to get to a library!) and villainous monks. I don’t really have much time for the critics who slated it because, of course, no critic worth his or her salt would endorse such a popcorn-perfect piece of populist hype.

Of course it’s fiction. So is the Bible, although the latter has by far the larger body count and glaring plot holes. I really wish that this film did better than that sinister Narnia blockbuster, although sadly I don’t think it will.

Incidentally, on the way out of the cinema we ran into a congregation from the Science faculty. Ms Taylor has been duly added to the list of occasional blog watchers, which just demonstrates that people will read anything these days

Oh, and I did quite enjoy the world ‘jpeg’ [sic] being part of the French subtitles. What is Le JPEG is French exactly?

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6 Comments on :
The Da Vinci Code

  1. El Barto says:

    I’m seeing that tomorrow!

  2. Alex Newman says:

    I’ve been talking about this with various people. Did you understand it alright without reading the book, because most people say that they wouldn’t have

  3. Red Dalek says:

    Oh yeah I understood it (I think! ) – already had a rough idea of the plot, of course, though.

  4. Alex Newman says:

    Yeah
    I think it would be hard to find someone who saw the movie and hasnt read the book or doesnt know the story already

  5. The Science faculty *and* Mr Taylor, why Dom; what a lucky man you are!

    I loved JPEGS from Sophie too Give it a few years and the industry will have expanded to incorporated a wider range of file formats…

    "Headquarters got the JPEGS an hour ago, I decoded it quickly, demonstrated the Fibonacci sequence with a quick PPT, unfortunatly the Mac people without Office were having problems with opeing my presentation so I exported it to SWF using FlashPaper – once everyone understood I converted the photos to TIFF for perfect printing!!"

  6. El Barto says:

    Haven’t read the book and just got back from the film! I couldn’t for the life of me tell you what happened! Still, good action in some places though!

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