SECRETS OF THE CODE
Actress Susan Sarandon narrates this visually-provocative documentary based upon New York Times best-selling author Dan Burstein's book "Secrets of the Code," which takes a look at the controversy surrounding the best-selling book and blockbuster film "The Da Vinci Code." Secrets of the Code is a sweeping exploration of some of the world's greatest mysteries. This feature-length documentary includes interviews and commentary by renowned scholars, theologians, scientists and historians, including Timothy Freke, Richard Leigh, Sean Martin and Elaine Pagels. Burstein's book - and now the film - explores the global obsession inspired by Dan Brown's phenomenally successful novel The Da Vinci Code, the fastest selling adult novel in the history of publishing. Secrets of the Code film takes a provocative look at the controversy surrounding Brown's novel examining the importance of religion in today's world, and is a sweeping tour of the mysteries surrounding the ancient signs and symbols, the true identity of Mary Magdalene, Leonardo da Vinci, the Gnostic Gospels, the meaning of the search for the Holy Grail in history, the facts concerning the so-called secret societies including the Freemasons, Priory of Sion, Opus Dei and more! First published in hardcover in 2004, "Secrets of the Code" book has been a bestseller worldwide, appearing in 28 foreign editions, with two million copies now in print and has outsold all the other guidebooks to The Da Vinci Code combined. The book has topped the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly and USA Today bestseller lists, and has also achieved top 10 bestseller status in 8 other countries. "Secrets of the Code" book is part of the "Secrets" series created by Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer. The series also includes Secrets of Angels & Demons, Secrets of the Widow's Son, and Secrets of Mary Magdalene (to be published by CDS Books in Fall 2006).
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