Westminster Abbey blocks filming

Posted Jun 01, 2005 in Books, England, Movies.

Reuters is reporting that officials at Westminster Abbey are refusing to let producers of the forthcoming movie adaptation of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code shoot any scenes in the building, after they denounced the book as being “theologically unsound.” In a statement, the Abbey said:

Although a real page turner, The Da Vinci code is theologically unsound and we cannot commend or endorse the contentious and wayward religious and historic suggestions made in the book -- nor its views of Christianity and the New Testament. It would therefore be inappropriate to film scenes from the book here.

Well duh! The book is a work of fiction. It is laced with a number of interesting historical facts to make it seem factual, as any good work of fiction tries to do. If fiction wasn't a distortion of fact, it would be crappy and nobody would read it.


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    Couldn't agree more Sir. Someone needs to sit down with these people and explain that the 'Da Vinci Code' is just a story, cleverly written in a way which makes people believe what's in it is The Bible.

    Posted by Tim on Jun 16, 2005.