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Religious Movie Trivia and Facts , Da Vinci Code (2006) III

The author of the Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, had a cameo appearance in the movie, which you can see in the scene where Robert Langdon is speaking with the police during the signing party for his book. He is positioned to the left of Tom Hanks and wearing the same Harris Tweed jacket from his dust jacket publicity photo. In this article, you will learn vital movie references and other interesting film facts.

If you’re wondering what the artwork on the cover of Langdon’s book was, it’s Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.

The air freshener that hangs from Collet’s rearview mirror is in the shape of the angel Gabriel, who represents the messenger of a call to duty.

The poster seen outside the elevator in the Louvre is Caravaggio’s The Boy in the Well, which serves as a representation of Langdon’s falling in a well as a boy.

If you notice the mural on the ceiling painted on the Cardinals’ meeting place, it is called Hell, which represents Aringarosa as a Fallen Angel.

The exact date that the movie was released was May 19, 2006.

During the Cannes Film Festival preview, the movie critics actually laughed when Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) states to Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) that she is “without a doubt” the “last living descendant of Jesus Christ.” When the screening was nearing its end, the conclusion actually received boos instead of applause.  

If you haven’t seen the movie yet and don’t want to know how many people died in the film, skip this piece of trivia. Death references in the movie include three stabbings, five shooting, one broken neck, one incineration, three car accidents, one bashing of the head and one fell victim to alcohol laced with peanuts, which he possessed a severe allergy to , in total: 15.

During her audition, Audrey Tautou admitted that she asked if she could take a picture of Howard and Hanks to prove that she actually had a meeting with them.

Since it was unknown whether or not the movie would catch on with audiences, the film was made as a ‘stand alone’ rather than showcasing it as the beginning of a series. When the movie became a hit, production for ‘Angels & Demons’ started shortly after the release.

Requesting Langdon to sign her book, Ron Howard’s wife, Cheryl, appears in the scene.

Filming locations for the movie took place in England, Scotland, and France. Production occurred at the Pinewood Studios (Buckinghamshire, England); Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England (for aerial shots of Castel Gandolfo); Biggin Hill Airport (Biggin Hill, Kent, England); Burghley House (Cambridgeshire, England); Caledonian Hilton Hotel (Edinburgh, Scotland); Chateau de Villette (Condecourt, Val-d’Oise, France); Docklands (Poplar, London, England); Eglise Saint-Sulpice (Paris 6, Paris, France); Fairfield Halls (Croydon, Surrey, England); Lincoln Cathedral, (Lincolnshire, England); Musée du Louvre (Paris 1, Paris, France); Ritz Hotel (Paris, France); Rosslyn Chapel (Midlothian, Scotland); Shepperton Studios (Shepperton, Surrey, England); Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea (West Sussex, England) for the French airport scene; Temple Church, (Holborn, London, England); Westminster Abbey (Westminster, London, England); and Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, Hampshire, England).