Exploding Helicopter: Angels & Demons
"Angels & Demons" director Ron Howard and one of the movie's stars, Ayelet Zurer, chat during filming of a scene set at Europe's CERN particle physics antimatter meet, they annihilate, leaving only energy behind," CERN. Dan Browns' Angels and Demons Topic: Plot Twists and Secrets in the Film and Book. Of course, this is a deception since the Camerlengo knows where the bomb is two important questions that occur when science and religion meet. Angels & Demons script at the Internet Movie Script Database. INT ANTIMATTER LAB DAY In the lab, we're still moving, close to one of the pillars and to the .. OLIVETTI (to Vittoria) If we find this bomb, can you deactivate it? swing away from the crime scene in the square and up, to the Sistine Chapel chimney, where.
Physicists Scrutinize Antimatter in Angels & Demons
Antimatter is made by accelerating particles and smashing them into each other, a process which requires a very large amount of energy. For this reason, antimatter poses no realistic threat as a tool of destruction, since it requires much more energy to create than is released upon annihilation which is also why it can't be used as an energy source. In addition, antimatter is not portable in real life, although in the movie, scientists transport it in a canister.
A few other discrepancies between the movie and real life include the movie's portrayal of CERN.
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It's not a top-secret science laboratory; instead, it has 20 member countries and involves 9, scientists from around the world. Also, while the fictional CERN laboratory is located inside the high-radiation collider tunnel meters below ground, scientists' offices are actually in safe, above-ground buildings.
The lecture series also notes that antimatter has many useful applications, other than destroying cities. For instance, in PET positron emission tomography scans, a patient is injected with sugar through an IV, and the sugar mixes with a radioactive substance.
The means by which the heroes discover the location of the bomb is significantly different.
In the book, the Camerlengo feigns a religious vision from god, telling him where to find the bomb. In the film, he feeds Langdon a clue to the bomb's location by branding himself with an upside-down version of the papal keys, which Langdon successfully deduces is a metaphor for Saint Peterthe first pope, who was crucified upside-down.
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In the book, Langdon stows away on the Camerlengo's helicopter, and just before the antimatter explosion, jumps out using a makeshift parachute, and lands on Isola Tiberinawhose mythical healing powers heal the injuries he incurs from the fall. In the film, Langdon does not get on the helicopter.
In the book's closing scenes, a Swiss Guard hands Langdon the fifth brand, the Illuminati diamond, as a gift. In the film, the new Camerlengo hands over Galileo's book to Langdon.
Filming[ edit ] Shooting began on June 4,in Rome under the fake working title Obelisk. Hanks interrupted filming of one scene in order to help Australian bride Natalia Dearnley get through the crowds to her wedding on time.
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Then, "Someone started singing ' Bohemian Rhapsody ' [and] it became the funeral theme tune. They rebuilt the area around and the crypts beneath St. Peter's baldachinincluding the bottoms of the columns and Saint Peter 's statue, and surrounded it with a degree greenscreen so the rest could be built digitally.
The book notes that the public cheer at this revelation because they've "had an assurance of the beyond, a substantiation of the power of the Creator" p The Cardinals too are sure they've been witness to a supernatural revelation and salvation, with one exception: Mortati, who still has doubts.
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In both versions the Camerlengo's success is short-lived; we discover that The Illuminati threat is a charade he has fabricated built upon bits and pieces of actual history. We also infer that the Camerlengo has himself hired the assassin who stole the anti-matterand brutally murdered Vittoria's father and the four Cardinals.
In the book it is revealed that he killed the Pope once he learned that he had fathered a son, thus breaking his vow of celibacy. However, he then learns that the Pope's child was conceived through in-vitro fertilization thus preserving his chastity p and that the child he fathered is the Camerlengo himself.