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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What is your opinion on boycotting "The Da Vinci Code"?


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Colin Swainson
Teacher, 34
There must be something in it if they have upset the Catholic Church so much. I'm sure they have lots of secrets in the vaults. By boycotting they are saying people will find out something they don't want them to know.

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Lyndon Small
Lecturer, 39
Certain people's sensibilities should be considered when distributing movies like this. Especially in light of the recent Mohammed cartoons. I can understand the reasons for boycotting the movie, even though it is fiction.

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Akiko Bracy
Homemaker, 32
This is a similar situation as the release of the Passion of the Christ. I agree that they should follow their own views, but I don't think they should try and push their views onto others. People are free to make up their own mind.

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Kanako Funabashi
Dance teacher
Boycotting the movie is only one way of thinking and we can't prevent people from having their own opinions. If they feel very strongly about it, then I agree that they should take whatever action they feel is right.

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Stephanie Seve
Model, 19
I am Catholic and I am not going to boycott the film on account of its themes. I think that people can form their own opinion about the movie's content. The questioning of theory is a good way to broaden the mind.

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Claudia Peitz
Admin. manager, 39
I am against the boycott. The Catholic Church should be more tolerant. The action that the group is taking and the general uproar is actually boosting the profile of the film, not dissuading people from going to see it.



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