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Indiana Jones and the Da Vinci Code? 
28th-Jun-2006 02:10 pm
Indy bearded
Ok, I know I'm WAY behind the times, but I'm finally reading (currently halfway through, so no spoilers please!) the DaVinci Code. (and, no, I haven't seen the film yet) Have any of you read it? I'm reading a lovely illustrated edition borrowed from my Uncle. It has photos of all the relevent art works etc, which is a huge boon cos I don't have to get up every five minutes and google it to know what they're talking about! :~)

Anyway, I had heard via Harrison Ford when he was doing interviews for 'Firewall' that the main character was supposed to look like him, and yes he is mentioned by name. Also, the character's voice was described like Harrison's - 'smooth chocolate' *yes I'm drooling* - and several times there have been references to his 'lopsided grin'!

And the more I get into the story, the more it reads like an Indiana Jones fanfic! Seriously! The character of Langdon is dead-set Dr (Indiana) Jones! (minus the hat ;~P)

Anyone else feel that?

I'm thoroughly enjoying it by the way. ;~)
28th-Jun-2006 04:32 am (UTC)
I can't see Tom Hanks in the role at all, and I haven't heard good reports about the film. Doubtless I'll watch it once I've finished the book, but no... not Tom Hanks. I like Tom Hanks, but the description is all Indy/Harrison. Admittedly Harrison is too old for the role now, but then so is Tom Hanks IMO. ;~P
28th-Jun-2006 04:59 am (UTC)
I actualy liked the movie but I know I'm in the minority.

Admittedly Harrison is too old for the role now, but then so is Tom Hanks IMO. ;~P

*Nods* I think that's why Mulder kept popping into my brain along with Indy.

28th-Jun-2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Actually Hanks did rather well in the film i had just finished the book right before the movie came out (literally 24hours before) andf i too pictured more of an intelectual Indy ..
The only complaint i really have as far as hanks as Robert Langdon is he was TOO Dry .. langdon gets much more excited about what he is doing and you can feel that energy from him .. Hanks lacked the Energy . but the movie as a whole is wonderful .. i will be buying it when it comes out! worth going to see.
28th-Jun-2006 05:28 am (UTC)
forgot to add .. dont know if you know yet or not but they are going to be making Angles and Demons and it i belive is slated to come out 2008/2009 which Is the Pre-quel to DaVinci Code . and also has Robert Langdon as the main character .. nothing has been said yet if hanks will be playing langdon in that film yet . i have heard the book is wonderful but have yet to read it.
28th-Jun-2006 07:49 am (UTC)
Actually my Mum was telling me that book was better than The DaVinci Code too. ;~)
28th-Jun-2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
oh Really?? .. it was Dan Browns first book with Langdon in it .. im dying to read it .
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