Dan Brown
Ron Howard
(Movies & TV)
Michael Baigent
Random House
A Beautiful Mind (film)
(Movies & TV)
J. K. Rowling
Inspector Clouseau
(Fictional character)

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The Da Vinci Code

Knowledge Identifier: $The_Da_Vinci_Code


The Da Vinci Code

2003 mystery-detective novel written by Dan Brown add

Category: Literature (420)

Launched in 1983.

Countries: United States (48%), France (14%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Dan Brown, Ron Howard, Michael Baigent

Linked to: Louvre Museum, Transworld, Freemasonry, Metadata




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Author Lewis Perdue alleged that Brown plagiarized from two of his novels, "The Da Vinci Legacy", originally published in 1983, and "Daughter of God", originally published in 2000 add something


Anikin eventually compiled his research into "Leonardo Da Vinci or Theology on Canvas", a book published in 2000, but "The Da Vinci Code", published three years later, makes no mention of Anikin and instead asserts that the idea in question is a "well-known opinion of a number of scientists add something


Combining the detective, thriller and conspiracy fiction genres, it is Brown's second novel to include the character Robert Langdon: the first was his 2000 novel "Angels & Demons" add something


Tom Egeland - Egeland's book was published in 2001, two years before "The Da Vinci Code"


In 2003, while promoting the novel, Brown was asked in interviews what parts of the history in his novel actually happened add something


In a 2003 interview with CNN's Martin Savidge he was again asked how much of the historical background was true add something


"The Da Vinci Code" was a major success in 2003 and was outsold only by J. K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" add something


"'The Da Vinci Code"' is a 2003 mystery-detective novel written by Dan Brown add something


Dan Brown - His fourth novel, The Da Vinci Code, became a bestseller, going to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list during its first week of release in 2003.


Paul L. Maier - The book is a critical rebuttal of Dan Brown's 2003 topseller "The Da Vinci Code"


In November 2004, Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations add something


However, Judge George Daniels of the US District Court in New York ruled against Perdue in 2005, saying that "A reasonable average lay observer would not conclude that The Da Vinci Code is substantially similar to Daughter of God" and that "Any slightly similar elements are on the level of generalized or otherwise unprotectable ideas add something


In 2005, UK TV personality Tony Robinson edited and narrated a detailed rebuttal of the main arguments of Dan Brown and those of Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, who authored the book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail", in the program "The Real Da Vinci Code", shown on British TV Channel 4 add something


Tarcisio Bertone - On 15 March 2005, Bertone was in the news for "breaking the Church's silence" and sharply criticizing Dan Brown's 2003 novel "The Da Vinci Code", saying the book was "shameful and unfounded lies", and that believers should boycott the book


Dan Brown - In August 2005, author Lewis Perdue unsuccessfully sued Brown for plagiarism, on the basis of claimed similarity between The Da Vinci Code and his novels, The Da Vinci Legacy and Daughter of God.


In 2006, a film adaptation was released by Sony's Columbia Pictures add something


In early 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed suit against Brown's publishers, Random House add something


Akiva Goldsman - In 2006 Goldsman re-teamed with "A Beautiful Mind" director Ron Howard for a high profile project, adapting Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" for Howard's much-anticipated film version, receiving mixed reviews for his work


Jean Reno - In 2006, he had a prominent role in the remake of "The Pink Panther" and its sequel, playing Gilbert Ponton, the partner of Inspector Clouseau opposite Steve Martin, and portrayed Captain Bezu Fache in the Ron Howard film "The Da Vinci Code"


In April 2006 Mikhail Anikin, a Russian scientist and art historian working as a senior researcher at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, stated the intention to bring a lawsuit against Dan Brown, maintaining that he was the one who coined the phrase used as the book's title and one of the ideas regarding the Mona Lisa used in its plot add something


Dan Brown - In April 2006, Brown won a copyright infringement case brought by authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, who claimed that Brown stole ideas from their 1982 book Holy Blood Holy Grail for his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code.


After losing before the High Court on July 12, 2006, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh appealed, unsuccessfully, to the Court of Appeal add something


The book appeared on a 2010 list of 101 best books ever written, which was derived from a survey of more than 15,000 Australian readers add something


October 28, 2016 "Inferno" was released in USA, again directed by Ron Howard and writers included the novel writer Dan Brown and screenplay by David Koepp add something