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Da Vinci and the Code He Lived By based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This DVD is in some ways a response to the popularity of The DaVinci Code-an attempt to provide context and corrections to Hollywood's dubious historical framework. And for that it did rather well. The research was accurate and fits well for the length of this DVD. The filming was quite realistic, like a film crew following DaVinci through various episodes of his life with appropriate context provided in the narration. My hope is that this short introduction inspires more New Worlders to learn more about European history. The history of the Italian peninsula alone is full of more pratfalls, deception, intrigue, violence, power struggles, religious conflicts and outrageous characters than the entire pantheon of daytime soap operas combined. High drama indeed. Think of this as an invitation to a great series of stories that continue to this very day.