5 May 2006

Let's Start Exploiting / Slating The Da Vinci Code

A few months ago, just as the court case of plagiarism started in the high court, I saw the idiots' version of The Da Vinci Code in Costco (complete with pictures!). Right next to it was "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail", the very book that Brown was accused of stealing ideas from! As a compromise I will go to see the film, although I haven't been a fan of Tom Hank's work since he stopped doing films that exploit what I consider he is best at, notably Big and Dragnet. It's a very strange cycle of acting, starting at comedy, leading into mushy date films and then trying more serious drama, interspersed with great comic voice acting as Sheriff Woody. Anywho, if you want to watch a non-fiction and mind-stretching investigation into what happened to Jesus, you should try and catch BBC4's exceptional Did Jesus Die? It's just been screened last Monday but no doubt it will be back on closer to the cinema release date of The Da Vinci Code.