Thursday, June 26, 2008

If you plan to visit Rome, you might want to arrive before the movie Angels & Demons comes out.

After reading this article in the New York Times, I'm glad there were no scenes in the book (I haven't read the script) set near Campo de Fiori or Piazza Farnese.

Regarding the Church saying no to the filmmakers, I thought the filmmakers had balls to ask to shoot inside churches. Did they not read the book? Why would the Catholic church say yes?

Anyway I hope this movie is better than the Da Vinci Code. The Da Vinci Code made a ton of money but movie was terrible. I couldn't finish it.

10 comments:

joanne at frutto della passione said...

I'm sure some clever person will organize an *Angels and Demons* walking tour - like the James Bond, or Beatles ones they have in London. Ha!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

joanne - they already have them here because of the success of the book. After the movie comes out, I'm sure business will increase.

Kataroma said...

Ugh - I hate Dan Brown. I don't get why these books were so successful.

LuLu said...

I'm just about finished the book and as I read through the pages all I can think is "how are they going to turn this into a movie?" some of the scenes are a bit graphic. Then I think...my goodness how did the filmmakers EVER think that they would be able to shoot these scenes in a sacred place?!

Leanne said...

I didn't even finish reading the book as it was just so...typical..yes typical of Dan Brown. And please...we have enough tourists here NO MORE!!!!!!!

glamah16 said...

Didnt read the books , and barel got through the first movie. Interesting plot but I dont see what all the hype is about. Will be fun to see al the buzz .

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The books were kind of like Swedish fish - addicting but no substance.

I agree with you that the filmmakers had balls on asking the Church to allow those shoots.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

kataroma - these books are HUGE world wide. I think the premise of The Da Vinci Code is brilliant but the execution? No.

lulu - I don't why they thought that either. I assumed the changed the ending.

leanne - I hear you. I know tourists help the economy but man I am so looking forward to winter. There are tourists year round but at least it slows down a bit when the weather gets cold.

glamah16 - the book was a quick read yet the movie was so slooooooow. I think Hanks was completely miscasted.

jen - ha. great analogy.

J.Doe said...

It must be nice to be able to afford to take a vacation because of things you read in a fictional book. If I took a vacation for every location I read about in a fictional book I would have traveled the world several times over.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

j. doe - ha....me too.