Da Vinci Code 'copied book ideas'

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  1. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4754308.stm

     
  2. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    It's "The Matrix" all over again!
     
  3. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    How do they really have a case? Sure... it can be said the same idea, but isn't their book nonfiction? So that is saying that you can't create something based off 'fact'?
     
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    Well, you don't have to give credit for things that are really common knowledge facts, but if you take a "fact" that someone has come up with of their own imagination and research then you have to give them credit for using their information.

    Still, I can't see this lawsuit being successful. They might as well sue Kevin Smith for the whole idea of a descendent of Jesus in Dogma, granted she wasn't a direct descendent of Jesus but it's still the same basic idea.
     
  5. Hakudoushi

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    Already knew this.


    There was a book before the Da Vinci that said the same ideas. I saw it on the History channel special about the book. The first book was a dead fish in the water and didn't do good. The guy who wrote Da Vinci Code should be appluaded for taking this idea and making it into a book ppl would want to read.
     
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    It's amazing that this lawsuit's just happening now as the work on the movie is just starting, not when the book started publishing.
     
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    Stole the words right off of my keyboard.
     
  8. Unclejoe420

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    Hang on - isn't the book "The Da Vinci Code" usually in the fiction section of most book stores anyway?
     
  9. UDontKnowSith

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    They don't really expect to win the law suit, I think. They just expect people to say "Oh, there's a book like the Da Vinci Code? I must buy it to see what it's like."
     
  10. Dalarsco

    Dalarsco Kickback=ROCK

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    They are either desperate for money or incredibly stupid.
     
  11. ginrai

    ginrai lost with no way home.

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    well the guys who wrote ' holy blood, holy grail ' are not exactly highly recognisable writers, infact there book thats been out since like .. 1985 gained MORE popularity since " The Divinci code " came out. They weren't even the first ones to approach these theories.. Just the first ones to publish them. Add to that fact that " holy blood, holy grail " is supposed to be a ' non fiction book, used for research purposes '. So in saying that, this would be like sueing a movie company becuase they made a movie about a True Story but made it too accurate.
     
  12. Misatokitty

    Misatokitty The Major

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    As I understand it from what's been said here about the topic of HBHG the authors would have had a better chance at suing... Lawrence Gardener for Bloodline of the Holy Grail, which traces families from King David (and earlier, iirc) up to the present day.

    Honestly, though, if they are jealous, why not just try to get a re-release set up with their publisher with a blurb on the cover saying "the book that inspired Da Vinci Code!". Everyone else seems to do it regardless of whether or not it's true. :p 
     
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    While the DaVinci Code is pure fiction, there are many people who buy it hook like and sinker.
     
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    The author even says it's fiction.
     
  15. Jux

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    Sounds familiar.

    btw, it's "hook, line, and sinker."
     
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    Am I the only one who dislikes the Da Vinci code because it takes away from the real brilliance of Da Vinci? Everybody has been going nuts over this fake story when the story of the real man is even more interesting IMO.
     
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    I hate it cause all of Dan Brown's books suck more ass than a gay prostitute. Still, I think these people are just out for cash, one way or another.
     
  18. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    ^^^

    I'll be glad when the God damn thing disappears into pop culture history, book, movie and all. It has all the literary value of a Crichton book, but isn't half as entertaining.
     
  19. ginrai

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    wont be going away any time soon.. after the movie he has Another book coming out featureing the Langdon character.


    The books are pretty .. dull. but I feel they will translate better into Movies than books anyway.. seing as they are essentially written like screen plays to begin with... right down to chapter length. And I mean honestly.. it has Ian Mckellen and Jean Reno and Audry tatau in it.. It can't be all bad.

    if you want a writer is really odd.. try reading a Clive Cussler book.. they basically are these huge.. dual self insertion fanfic things dealing with stuff that would make dan brown just go .. wtf.

    things like.. Teleporting Oil..

    Another case of the Movie definatly being better than the book.. Sahara the movie was good.. Sahara the book.. not so much.
     
  20. RabidYak

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    I find it amusing that people in today's western society are so cynical and disinterested towards a revered holy book with at least some archaeological and historical proof of the settings and some of the people in it, yet they'll buy a fictional novel with entirely made-up plot points derived from it and believe that its the gospel truth.
     
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