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Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: spearmint
Date: May 17, 2006 08:08AM
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: papercup
Date: May 17, 2006 08:10AM
No way Ron Howard is gonna top "The Grinch"
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: May 17, 2006 08:27AM
I couldn't find the book in the Vatican shop when I was there last week. I asked for it and for some reason got some very strange looks.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: kap
Date: May 17, 2006 08:44AM
Does not the Vatican denounce the book, hence the film, as a blasphemy?

Kap

voodoopenguin Wrote:
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> I couldn't find the book in the Vatican shop when
> I was there last week. I asked for it and for
> some reason got some very strange looks.






SoCal for now.



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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: Pelgrayso
Date: May 17, 2006 09:08AM
Cannes critics are tough? Fahrenheit 911 got a 10 minute standing ovation by the same scum
at Cannes. And, it didn't even get nominated as a documentary at the Oscars. Goes to show
clearly how tough Cannes is on films.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: will2000
Date: May 17, 2006 09:18AM
I will watch the movie, but I can't imagine it being as good as the audio book, which is narrated and performed superbly.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 17, 2006 09:26AM
>>I will watch the movie, but I can't imagine it being as good as the audio book, which is narrated and performed superbly.

You must have gotten a different version than me. If it was a good book, I couldn't tell beneath the bad accents.

>>Goes to show clearly how tough Cannes is on films.

...and it clearly goes to show your political bias.



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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: May 17, 2006 09:36AM
I enjoyed the book & will prob'ly enjoy the movie as well once it comes out on DVD.




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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: liberal weenie
Date: May 17, 2006 10:04AM
It is hard to believe but Ron Howard is proving to be just another hollywierd clone. WHAT a
disappointment!!! Why in the world did he get involved in this wierd & offensive production?
Hanks, ..well we already know what to expect from him but, (gulp!), NOT Opie too!
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: IronMac
Date: May 17, 2006 10:06AM
Pelgrayso Wrote:
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> Cannes critics are tough? Fahrenheit 911 got a 10
> minute standing ovation by the same scum
> at Cannes. And, it didn't even get nominated as a
> documentary at the Oscars. Goes to show
> clearly how tough Cannes is on films.

It was over 20 minutes. Really, I wish that Bush and his supporters would get their facts straight for once.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: May 17, 2006 10:40AM
Funny how a work of pure fiction by a third-rate writer could get so far under the skin of one of the most powerful myth-making organizations in the history of mankind.







I am not Ryan Seacrest, and I do not approve this message.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: $tevie
Date: May 17, 2006 10:46AM
Here's an interesting article about the marketing of the Da Vinci Code, as well as the marketing of the "Christian response" to it:
[www.newyorker.com]
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: graylocks
Date: May 17, 2006 10:58AM
Pelgrayso Wrote:
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> Cannes critics are tough? Fahrenheit 911 got a 10
> minute standing ovation by the same scum
> at Cannes. And, it didn't even get nominated as a
> documentary at the Oscars. Goes to show
> clearly how tough Cannes is on films.


actually, i read somewhere that Michael Moore chose NOT to submit F911 in the documentary category. i forget why but remember feeling that it seemed like a cool decision on his part.

the interesting parts of the Da Vinci code are historical connections. i think those mind jumps are hard to convey in a film. i'm not surprised to read that this book is not working as a movie. brown's writing is pedestrian and the plot itself is very formulaic.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: May 17, 2006 11:06AM
Ron Howard should have casted his brother to be the lead instead of Tom Hanks.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 17, 2006 11:25AM
MGS_forgot_password Wrote:
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> Ron Howard should have casted his brother to be
> the lead instead of Tom Hanks.


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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: mattkime
Date: May 17, 2006 11:56AM
>>Funny how a work of pure fiction by a third-rate writer could get so far under the skin of one of the most powerful myth-making organizations in the history of mankind.

Exactly, if I was the pope, I'd write the same thing but better and then denounce THAT. You know, just to show him up.



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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: Sam3
Date: May 17, 2006 12:21PM
I have my ticket already. Going to the Friday afternoon show with my dad, a huge Da Vinci Code fan.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: May 17, 2006 01:04PM
Funny how a work of pure fiction by a third-rate writer could get so far under the skin of one of the most powerful myth-making organizations in the history of mankind.


Damn, Seacrest. Well put.



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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: Robo
Date: May 17, 2006 01:36PM
MM didn't submitt 9/11 as a doc because he thought it wouldn't also be considered for the main award. Given that Million Dollar Baby (a movie that didn't even have a baby in it!) won, I guess Hollywood isn't that liberal since 9/11 didn't even get nominated.
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Re: Da Vinci Code draws poor reviews at Cannes
Posted by: Don Kiyoti
Date: May 17, 2006 04:04PM
Robo,

It's not true that Moore didn't submit the film to the Academy because he thought it wouldn't win Best Picture. (I don't think documentaries are eligible for Best Picture anyway.) It was because he was seeking a deal to broadcast the film on television and decided on an early release to DVD. He wanted to get more people to see it before the November elections that year. A film which is broadcast within nine months of release is disqualified under Academy rules.





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