I went to see the Da Vinci Code on Friday, but the movie sold out while the local paper was interviewing me.
Does this count toward my 15 minutes of fame?
The entire article is at: ‘Da Vinci’: Love it, or leave unimpressed. In case they pull the article from the site, here’s the part that quoted me:
Marc Pitman, pastor of Vineyard Church of Waterville, located in the former Harris Baking Co. thrift store, was looking forward to seeing the movie, after having read the book. He acknowledged that historically, the facts are far off, but it is a work of fiction.
“It is a good read as a novel,” said Pitman, the chief fundraiser at Inland Hospital. “I was forewarned. It is a page-turner. One of my questions is, how can we present truth in such a compelling way?”
Pitman is leading discussions about “The Da Vinci Code” from noon to 1 p.m. on four Tuesdays at The Forum in The Center downtown, he said.
He said he did not know what to expect from the movie.
“I’ve actually heard it’s not good,” he said. “I want to see it because I’m going to be doing the discussions and I want to see the differences between the book and the movie.”
Pitman contends there are three ways to deal with cultural happenings: boycott them, ignore them or get involved and discuss them.
“I think questioning is healthy,” he said.
Wasn’t it nice of them to plug the discussions that start tomorrow?