Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Dan Brown Ripped Off 67 Movies For ‘Da Vinci Code’ Albino

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown recently won a lawsuit accusing him of ripping off another book for his best-selling novel – but now he’s being accused of stealing from 67 different movies.

San Francisco-based dermatologist Dr. Vail Reese says the Code’s main villain, Silas the evil albino, is actually a rip off of more than 67 different evil albinos who have darkened movie theaters since 1960.

Reese says Silas most closely recalls the robe-wearing religious fanatic albinos in Charlton Heston’s 1971 Sci-Fi flick, The Omega Man and the albino assassin from the 1978 Chevy Chase comedy, Foul Play.

Since Brown has tipped his hat to authors of books that inspired The Da Vinci Code by using their names as anagrams, Reese wants him to do the same for albinos.

He suggests Brown’s next novel feature an albino character with a name made from an anagram combining the evil albinos from Omega Man and Foul Play.

Of course, he hopes Brown make up for his stereotyping of albinos as evil by making the new character “the girlfriend or the mayor instead of the killer.”

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