Posts tagged "Da Vinci Code"

R-Rated Religion

24 January 2006 The ultra-conservative (but not actually secretive) Catholic group, Opus Dei is calling for the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, which will open the Cannes film festival this May, to be given an adult rating to prevent children from absorbing the film’s “‘insidious’ lies about Catholicism,” arguing that children don’t have the...

Cracking the Code’s Controversy?

Nellie Day: Kentucky’s Messenger-Inquirer, like many other American papers, tries to present an unbiased look at the soon-to-be film version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Instead, Karen Owen spends 25 paragraphs back-and-forthing on the strangely past-tense headline: “‘Da Vinci Code,’ Upcoming Film Upset Catholics.” What’s remarkable are the reasons Owen’s sources give for...

Status Quo’d by The Da Vinci Code

In spirit of the holiday, Maureen Dowd tries to find common ground between Da Vinci author Dan Brown and Da Vinci judge Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who recently led the Vatican’s counter-attack, declaring Brown’s book full of lies and a throwback to 19th Century anti-clerical pamphlets. Dowd doesn’t see what the big deal is, when, after all, any suspect feminist fire in Brown’s book...