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From the Associate Press:
Updated: 6:56 p.m. ET May 16, 2006

CANNES, France – “The Da Vinci Code” drew…

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… lukewarm praise, shrugs of indifference, some jeering laughter and a few derisive jabs Tuesday from arguably the world’s toughest movie crowd: critics at the Cannes Film Festival.

The year’s most anticipated movie, “The Da Vinci Code” was a generally faithful adaptation of Dan Brown’s monster best seller, spinning a murder thriller that stems from a cover-up of secrets about Christianity’s roots. While readers worldwide devoured the novel, reaction from Cannes critics ranged from mild endorsement of its potboiler suspense to groans of ridicule over its heavy melodrama…

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Sara Z.

    P.S. – After actually watching the trailer, I say hmmm. Very creepy. The book is actually a lot like Perotta’s “Election” – kind of a black comedy about adults who have trouble being adults, and acting like the “little children” of the title.

  • Sara Z.

    I read the book last year or so. It would definitely make a good movie. Probably better than In the Bedroom, which I didn’t find lived up to all the kudos it got by the time I saw it. As for Little Children, if it sticks to the book there will be a lot of (possibly unecessary) sex.


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