16 August 2005

Catholics Complain about Something New

Always with the Catholics, and the protesting.

Filming is finally under way in England's Lincoln Cathedral for The Da Vinci Code, but this location was only secured after the film's producers made a $181,150 "donation" to the church. Apparently, that's the exact amount of, erm, piety needed to get total forgiveness for the heresy the filmmakers intend to immortalize on celluloid.

Unfortunately for the producers, there are still individual churchgoers who are protesting outside of the Cathedral cum movie set through the two weeks of filming. Perhaps if the producers donate a few autographs from Tom Hanks, the film's star, or a few passes to the London premiere (in the name of the Father, natch), the Catholics will see it in their hearts of absolve the Hollywood heathens.

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