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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 06:29 am (UTC)
Yes, when I came across the specific reference to Harrison in the novel, I thought, "Was Dan Brown giving a shout-out to the actor he wants to portray Langdon in the movie?" (The book is written in an exceedingly movie-friendly style; I've little doubt that he was hoping/expecting that it would be made into a movie.) In any case, I thought Hanks was badly miscast as Langdon, and Harrison would've been perfect -- ten or fifteen years ago. I wish Brown had written the book that long ago!
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