What's the Difference between Angels and Demons the Book and Angels and Demons the Movie?


Angels and Demons

Released: 2000
Author: Dan Brown

Angels and Demons

Released: 2009
Director: Ron Howard
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In the Book In the Movie
Robert Langdon
Robert Langdon
Portrayed by: Tom Hanks
Maximillihan Kohler
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Carlo Ventresca
Patrick McKenna
Portrayed by: Ewan McGregor
Gunther Glick
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Cardinal Mortati
Cardinal Strauss
Portrayed by: Armin Mueller-Stahl
Leonardo Vetra
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Leonardo Vetra
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Lieutenant Chartrand
Lieutenant Chartrand
Portrayed by: Thure Lindhardt
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Claudio Vincenzi
Portrayed by: David Pasquesi
Captain Rocher
Commander Maximilian Richter
Portrayed by: Stellan Skarsgård
Ernesto Olivetti
Ernesto Olivetti
Portrayed by: Pierfrancesco Favino
Angels and Demons Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The Camerlengo is an Italian. He is from Northern Ireland.
   It has been mentioned in the book about the camerlengo's mother's death. Who was actually a priestess in the vatican and also, surprisingly, a love interest of the pope. Since they have no way of physically creating a child together(as the pope is bound by vatican laws), the priestess is artificially inseminated with his sperm, and the camerlengo, is in reality, the pope's ACTUAL BIOLOGICAL son. This, is sort of seen as the unison of science and religion, the central theme of the book and the movie. This is what the Camerlengo finds unacceptable, when he finds the truth about his biological parents, that drives him to kill his father, the pope. This revelation never takes place. He is just shown to be adopted at a young age by the pope. He is seen telling vittoria about this while going to the crypt to inspect the pope' tongue. He says his father was murdered 14 days ago. No reference to his mother is made. the reason for his murdering the pope is just that he found that the church was 'softening' due to the pope and his inclination towards science(yes, it was there in the movie too).
   The camerlengo brands himself with the iluuminati diamond, a fifth brand only heard of never seen. it is an ambigram containing the words earth air fire and water arranged in a kite-shape. The brand used by the camerlengo is of two keys, crossed. not the illuminati diamond
   The plane that takes Langdon from Harvard University to Geneva, and brings Langdon and Vittoria to Vatican City goes Mach 15. This super plane is not used.
   Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca becomes the pope for a brief time(pope by public adoration), before he sets himself alight on the balcony of the papal room. The Camerlengo is simply declared dead from internal injury from the parachute drop. In reality, he has been executed by the Vatican police.
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