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Da Vinci Code Decoded (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video 2 November 2004
This documentary exploration of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, answers questions: What exactly was Leonardo da Vinci trying to tell us in his coded paintings? Was Jesus married to ... See full summary »

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This documentary exploration of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, answers questions: What exactly was Leonardo da Vinci trying to tell us in his coded paintings? Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene? Who were the Knights Templar? What is the secret of the mysterious church at Rennes-le-Château? What is the Priory of Sion? What secret did the real life Saunière know that threatened the Church? What are the Gnostic Gospels? Did Roman emperors rewrite the New Testament to control the population? Written by Anonymous

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The truth behind The New York Times #1 bestseller!

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What A Mess!
20 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I can conclude that this is must-see viewing for anyone interested in how NOT to make a documentary. Although the subject matter is extremely interesting at times, the shoddy camera work, interview subjects and especially the editing make watching this a real ordeal. Authors and so-called scholars go on way too long on a topic without the director cutting to something interesting to look at. There's only so much I can stand staring at a close up of a 50 year old woman, no matter what she's talking about. And that's the frustrating thing, it could have been a really interesting documentary that would have put The Da Vinci Code in some kind of historical context. Instead it's every history buff's worst nightmare, a lecture made by a teacher with a dry and boring delivery. After seeing this documentary, I long for the pacing and excitement of Dan Brown's novel.


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