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The DaVinci Code Film Responses

TheDaVinci Code Film Responses

TheDaVinci Code Film Responses

TheDaVinci Codemovie is a 2006 thriller film directed by Ron Howard based on DanBrown’s novel of the same title. The movie’s narrative is quiterevealing concerning the Roman Catholic Church and its history(TheDaVinci Code,2006).The movie uses a third person narration, which is effective inoutlining historical events. However, the narration fails to adoptcharacters correctly as presented in the novel. For example, BishopAringarosa and Silias, the Opeus Dei albino monk, are presenteddifferently in the movie.&nbspRegardingcinematography, the film is good but not stunning (Schager, Cole,Henderson, Watson, Christley, Lund, &amp Nakhnikian, 2016). Theactors` presentations take place in a void because of the lack ofample angle shots that would offer context for their performances.The movie is set in Washington D.C., Paris, and London. In this case,it does not portray the events appropriately because the origin ofthe Roman Catholic Church is in Rome Italy (TheDaVinci Code,2006).&nbspHowever,the use of Paris best reflects the Merovingian dynasty.

Themovie presents various social aspects such as religious beliefs andChristianity in particular. It teaches us that the society we live inis not focused on questioning the origin and the truth behinddifferent religious groups (Schager et al., 2016). For instance, thefilm was criticized and banned in many countries. Besides, one canlearn that most of the religious settings today have dark historiesthat they do not want people to know.

Themovie uses music and sound effectively to portray the social andformal elements efficiently. Thehigh level of melancholy the music and soundtrack bring about anamazingly threatening anxiety and a tentative sense of premonition(Hidayati, 2012).The music interacts well with the presentations of murder asexhibited in the film. Besides, it gives the somber feeling as theaudience tries to come to terms with events.


Hidayati,N. N. (2012). Flouting maxims in the main characters’ utterances ofThe Da Vinci Code movie.&nbspUnpublishedThesis. Malang: Universitas Brawijaya.

Schager,N., Cole, J., Henderson, E., Watson, K., Christley, J., Lund, C., &ampNakhnikian, E. (2016). The Da Vinci Code |Film Review | Slant Magazine.Slant Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2016, fromhttp://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/the-da-vinci-code

TheDaVinci Code.(2006). Hollywood.