Monday, May 29, 2006
The Da Vinci Code - No Biggie
The concept that Jesus may have had children is not new. I first heard it thrown out in a discussion more than 30 years ago. Frankly, I don't fully understand the furor over this. There is no compelling reason to believe it true but for some seem to like the idea. However, some believe that the moon landing was faked also.
I found it somewhat amusing that some albinos found the movie offensive because of the portrayal of an albino as an assassin.
The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentationare is launching a campaign against the Tom Hanks film of "The Da Vinci Code."Perhaps I'm too callous but every demographic is negatively portrayed in movies at some time or another. I don't remember any albino groups protesting Michael Bowman's portrayal of a psychopathic serial killer in "Me, Myself and Irene."
NOAH had unsuccessfully asked film director Ron Howard to change author Dan Brown's "hulking albino" character Silas, The New York Post reported Sunday.
A California teacher who is albino wrote to Brown in 2003 voicing her concern over the "hateful" stereotypes assigned to albinos in literature and film, the newspaper said.
Of course the albino protest pales in contrast to the hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world rioting, burning embassies, and such.
Oops, that isn't happening. Is it?
We live in a society based on women's good, men's good and men's bad. The missing thing, women's bad is a crucial component. Without it, we live a lie. We do live a lie.
I just don't think the book or the movie are that big a deal. I found the book to be less entertaining and more poorly written than the typical John Grisham novel.
I'll wait for the DVD (DaVinci coDe - consipiracy?), there are supermodels with superpowers in the X-Men, no matter how comic-book cheesy, and that's the kind of behavior I want to fully support with my entertainment dollar.
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