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RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM AT THE CINEMA

by Paul Butler

Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou in The Da Vinci Code

With the remake of The Omen opening on the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year of the new millennium, and The Da Vinci Code monopolizing cinema complexes throughout North America, religious symbolism is certainly in the air. Both movies closely follow their originals.
     The Omen is an almost scene-for-scene remake of the 1976 film of the same title, while The Da Vinci Code makes only slight deviations from the novel by Dan Brown.

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