Producers of Angels & Demons, once again starring Tom Hanks, have been told by Catholic officials they cannot use the churches of Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria, two architectural jewels in the heart of the city that include paintings by Caravaggio, sculptures by Bernini and a chapel designed by Raphael.
Category: Da Vinci Code
Richard Leigh, who has died aged 64, was a co-author of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, one of the most controversial books of the 1980s; in 2006, with Michael Baigent, he lost his plagiarism case against the American Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, the spectacularly successful thriller which they claimed was based on their book.
A Scottish church which featured in the bestselling novel “The Da Vinci Code” has revealed another mystery hidden in secret code for almost 600 years.
Author Dan Brown won his copyright infringement case Wednesday, after Britain’s Court of Appeal rejected efforts from two authors who claimed he stole their ideas for his blockbuster novel, “The Da Vinci Code.”
A painter fascinated with best-selling conspiracy thriller The Da Vinci Code committed suicide after becoming convinced she was the subject of a real-life murder plot.
The Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to the author of the The Da Vinci Code, refusing to consider a case alleging copyright infringement.
China has ordered cinemas to stop showing The Da Vinci Code, weeks after it was released in the country. Officials in the country said the move was to make way for local Chinese films to be shown during the peak summer viewing period. But others say the ban may have been implemented because of the religious content of the film. The film, starring Tom Hanks, has already been banned in Fiji, Pakistan and some Indian states. It is based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel that claims Jesus married Mary Magdalene and that their descendants survive today. Since it was released
The government of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has banned the release of the Hollywood film The Da Vinci Code. “The release of the movie could have led to demonstrations and trouble,” said Andhra Pradesh’s special chief secretary, Paul Bhuyan. Andhra Pradesh is the seventh Indian state to have banned the screening of the film, which was released in May. The movie, which portrays Jesus as married, is based on Dan Brown’s book. Christians only make up one percent of Andhra Pradesh’s 80 million people. “The minority organisations have pointed out that the film’s storyline attacked the very
The priest of Rosslyn Chapel has resigned amid widespread speculation that he is no longer prepared to tolerate the worldwide hype generated by The Da Vinci Code. The Rev Michael Fass, who has previously spoken out against the “sensational speculation” surrounding the chapel, will leave his post in July. Ever since the author Dan Brown identified the historic Midlothian church as the hiding place of the Holy Grail in his best-selling book, visitor numbers have soared. It is understood Mr Fass, 61, has told friends all the fuss over the phenomenon of The Da Vinci Code had made his position
REDLANDS – Even before “The Da Vinci Code” made $224 million in theaters, area booksellers already saw profits from books and materials related to the movie based on Dan Brown’s novel. Although Selah Christian Store in Redlands and the Adventist Book Center in Loma Linda sell religious-themed fiction books, Brown’s book is not among them. But the stores have sold out of books that address some of the questions raised by the book, which mixes fact with fiction. At the heart of the debate is the claim that Jesus Christ and one of his followers, Mary Magdalene, had a child