Monday, May 22, 2006

The Real Da Vinci Code

Before you catch The Da Vinci Code in the cinemas, you have to watch this documentary called The Real Da Vinci Code. In it, Tony Robinson, the presenter goes in search of the Holy Grail based on the details in the book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

I have nothing against Dan Brown's book. Like millions of others who have read the book, I love it. It's full of twists, mystery, adventure and conspiracies! But I do have a slight problem with a fiction book which claims certain info in it as fact. If you turn to the first few pages of the book, the page after Acknowledgements, Dan Brown writes:
The Priory of Sion-
a European secret society founded in
1099 - is a real organization.
In 1975 Paris' Bibliotheque Nationale
discovered parchments known as Les
Dossiers Secrets, identifying numerous
members of the Priory of Sion, including
Sir Issac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo,
and Leonardo da Vinci...
If only Dan Brown did his homework diligently, he would have found out that the above is just a fiction, not a fact. And the Da Vinci Code? It is as real as IZ being the next saviour of mankind.


Anonymous said...

brilliant docu.

Rickie said...

This video rocks. Dan Brown was fooled into believing that the Priory of Sion really existed.

Anonymous said...

the holy blood line is one of the most ridiculous theory ever.

KIM said...

Lurve the book but the ending falls a little short for me. I was expecting them to finally find the grail.

And I heard the reviews for the movie ain't too good either.

mr black said...

This is way better than the movie.

refgus44 said...

I enjoy the part where the presenter and the film crew all concur that the person sitting on Jesus' right in the Last Supper painting is a lady.

He/she does look feminine!!!

Sir Thomas said...

People have misunderstood Leonardo for centuries. The fact is that he loves pretty boys. Most of his drawings/paintings feature them, for example, the St John figure beside Jesus in the Last Supper and even Mona Lisa is a feminine potrait of himself. He is the last person on Earth whom you would trust with the secret of Christianity. He has never been a great fan of the religion in the first place. Like most great thinkers of his time, he prefers to believe in science and nature. He is a scientist, a mathematician. Not a religious person who would lead a secret group like the Priory of Sion.

Mr Big said...

Dan Brown's Priory of Sion belief came from the Holy Blood Holy Grail book.

Boywonder said...

All these authors are just writing fiction not fact. I cannot understand why there are so many people in the world who believe in the crap inside Davinci code and other similar books.

Myra Leong said...

The person beside Jesus is a girl!

Alvin said...

Leonardo is one sick guy. All those brilliant people are sick in one way or another.