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
   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.
   Camerlengo tells his company near the end that he visited the necropolis quite often and sat near the real vatican hill, beside the tomb of st. patrick often seeking guidance in matters of life from god himself. He is not shown admitting that he has visited the necropolis quite often. Just simply that the bomb is placed there.
   Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca is shown going mad near the end, while the narrator says it was god speaking to him and telling him what to do. Actually, its just a part of the camerlengo's plan. he ACTS as if he has gone mad The Camerlengo is not shown losing his sanity (or acting like he did). He is shown behaving perfectly rationally minded.
   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 bomb is atop the tomb of st. patrick in necropolis. the bomb has been placed on a wooden plank somewhere else in necropolis
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