Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Da Vinci Crook?

Continuing my movie-related stupidity theme, I came across this article today: 'Da Vinci' Lawyer Casts Doubt on Brown, which reports that Dan Brown, that guy that wrote The Da Vinci Code, plagiarised the nonfiction (well, genre-wise, anyway--the subject of the "nonfiction" is entirely fictional) book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

This comes as absolutely no surprise to, well, anyone whose read any book that debunks Brown's novel, such as Cracking Da Vinci's Code. Brown actually made his main characters' names anagrams of the two authors of the above work! But this is all in court right now.

According to the article's conclusion,
If Baigent and Leigh succeed in securing an injunction to bar the use of their material, they could hold up the scheduled May 19 film release of Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code," starring Tom Hanks. Sony Pictures says it plans to release the movie as scheduled.

They could hold up the movie's release, eh? Gee, wouldn't that be a shame!

By the by, if the movie does ever come out, I'll show it as a movie night for St. Andrew's youth, just so I can have the gleeful task of pointing out in precise detail just how wrong it is!

God bless!


Blogger Gregory said...

Well, the judge found Brown innocent of plagiarism. Oh well. Too bad no one found him guilty of lying...oh, wait, the book is fiction...


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