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May 19, 2006

For Love of Writing

I gotta say that this line from the Washington Post review of The Da Vinci Code is fabulous:

The most controversial thriller of the year turns out to be about as exciting as watching your parents play Sudoku.

It (the line) seems, at first, to be one of those that writers keep in reserve for really SIGNIFICANT pieces. On further analysis, the reference to the pop-culture "logic" puzzle is perfect.

I've been wondering, over the past few weeks, why the film's marketers would sell the controversy so hard but not grant any early review screenings. Now we know.

Posted by Justin Katz at May 19, 2006 7:26 PM