Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Da Vinci Court Case

Dan Brown, the famous and in my opinion very overrated author of the Da Vinci Code has won the case in which the two authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh of "The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail,'' try to sue him on the grounds that Brown supposedly stole their ideas. Unfortunately for the lesser known authors, they don't have the big guns lawyers that Brown does so now they face legal bills about 3 million pound. 3 million pounds. That's 6 million ringgit our money. 6 million ringgit. Dude, where the hell are those old buggers gonna get 3 million pounds from? They might as well just go ahead and hang themselves coz this is a lost cause.

Lets talk about the Da Vinci Code. The book and the movie. It basically about how Jesus was just a man, albeit a mystical man who married a woman named Mary Magdalene and hence the godly bloodline lives on. So the super controversial reason of this movie is that according to the bible, Jesus never married and that Mary Magdelene was a prostitute. How could the bloodline of Jesus, the son of god lives on through the womb of a prostitute? Blasphemy...so they say.

So before Brown ever came on the scene and before he even wrote the book there's these two guys - the aforementioned authors- who did their research regarding the bloodline of Jesus and wrote the book "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail". The funny thing is that when Brown's book reached the best seller list, there was no accusation made towards them. When the book made it into the big screen than only the court case came around. Its as seem that they have just been waiting around for the best opportunity to get the best money from Brown. Guess they did the wrong calculation coz last i checked its not Brown who's stuck with a 6 million ringgit bill.

Whatever it is, The Da Vinci Code was a good story. And on the question on who is on the right in this particular case?... have to say that I'm on neutral ground. But one thing for sure is that the book rocks while the movie sucks.

2 comments:

trixie said...

it is a good book but not as good for me. mom wasnt able to put it down until she finished it. same as a few others i have spoken to about the book. but i was able to..several times..hahah! it was ok. the movie was disappointing. as always. i still like angels and demons more..

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