Now that it’s gone, I realize how much I really valued it. Mom made popcorn, and I thought, rather glumly to meself that DVC would’ve been perfect to go with it.
Anyways, here are some useless facts on the great movie with the greatest score:
- There is a gargoyle spied by Sophie inside Westminster Abbey that is modelled after Ron Howard’s face.
- Shipped to cinemas as “Artistry” in three cans.
- A plot element in a mystery story that functions as a false clue by drawing attention away from the correct solution is called a “red herring”. Bishop Aringarosa is a red herring in The Da Vinci Code. This is hinted by the fact that “aringa rossa” means “red herring” in Italian.
- Brian Grazer and Ron Howard received an invite from French President Jaques Chirac. They expected a five-minute photo call. Instead they spent an hour in conversation and were told to speak to him if they had problems getting filming in the Louvre. Chirac suggested Reno should have a pay rise and that his daughter’s best friend, an actress, should be cast as Sophie Neveu.
- When Teabing is describing the passage in the lost gospel of Mary Magdalene, he is interrupted before he can finish quoting a line about Jesus kissing Magdelene. During an interview on NPR’s “Day to Day,” religious historian Elaine Pagels (whose book on the gnostic gospels was a source for Dan Brown’s novel) said that the gospel is physically broken at exactly the place that Teabing stops talking, so he would be unable to quote it any further anyway.