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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 06:46 am (UTC)
I read the book ages ago back in 2004. It was Harrison all the way. The more I read, the more I was thinking that Brown was all but writing a script with the book and that he very clearly had Harrison in mind for the role. And oh YEAH it feels like an Indy fanfic... granted a VERY clever fic.

Tom Hanks... as much as I adore him and think he is probably the best living male actor on the planet (yes I think he's the best- certainly the more versatile- despite listing Harrison as my favorite)... he just was not the incarnation of Langdon.

Ron Howard irritates me as a director so I had a lot of issues with the movie because of that reasoning. Ways he opted to direct, lighting styles he chose, and the camera moves he picked... UGH.

On the subject of Angels and Demons, I HEART THAT BOOK MUCHO. I loved it more than Da Vinci Code. But it wasn't nearly as popular because it lacked the controversial questioning of the christian religion that Da Vinci Code has.
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