Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Christian Groups Protest The Da Vinci Code; Film Studio Actually Listens

I would be satisfied with a clear disclaimer that it’s a work of fiction, or that the whole plot is just a fancy conspiracy theory.

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Catholic organizations appeal to makers of The Da Vinci Code movie; studio requests suggestions on how to make film less offensive.
by Josh Hurst | posted 08/08/05

The most controversial film of the year is a movie that won't even make it to theaters until next summer. Ron Howard's adaptation of the best-selling novel The DaVinci Code is already being maligned by concerned Christian groups, including conservative Catholic groups like The Catholic League and Opus Dei.

And, believe it or not, Howard and his studio are actually listening. According to the New York Times, many Christian organizations have approached the studio about the film's possible offensiveness. The studio has responded by asking how they might alter the novel's plot to make it less controversial among Christian audiences.

Christian consultants have given them several suggestions, among them a reworking of the story's central premise�that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had a child together�and a removal of an unfavorable reference to Catholic group Opus Dei."

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