Jennifer beals, best known for her main role in the 1983 film flashdance, has been last seen acting in the 2010 film the book of eli where she plays the role of the claudia, the blind mistress of the nomad eli. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. Mar, 2015 the book of eli is about eli, a blind man that is trying to get the bible to a specific destination to save mankind. Does this imply that he is blind and has been living completely by faith his entire life or is the punchline of the movie that he is the simply the last living man on earth who can read braille. The movie the book of eli is a powerful allegory of the wilderness journey of lent for those blind to the world, seeking a vision through the holy. Jan 14, 2010 all 45 songs from the the book of eli 2010 movie soundtrack, with scene descriptions. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, and jennifer beals.
Solaras journey book of eli chapter 7, a book of eli fanfic. There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was. That pleasure lies unto writer gary whitta and directors albert and allen hughes. He is now an orphan, with the california dfw trying in vain to find eli longterm placement. Some claim that god gave eli his sight until the very end of his journey, but i chose to accept that, while his physical sight was gone, god did indeed provide eli with a different set of eyes. Yes, all the way at the end of the movie, it is revealed that not only is the book of eli a samurai film, but it is in fact a western, twistfilled zatoichi remake. After looking around i saw that im not the only one. He gets into some pretty serious combats with some rather wicked folk and he survives some harrowing situations. It could be that the movie was meant to highlight that despite even a fatal wound eli was supernaturally protected so that he could complete his mission.
Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, eli travels on foot toward the west coast of the former united states. I think the fact that he was blind was symbolic of the total faith and guidance he gave and received from god. In this dystopian future, all bibles have been burned, or destroyed. Taken inside, eli is revealed to be blind, and dictates the new king james version of the bible from memory to lombardi, the sanctuarys leader. This would explain why eli never traveled at night and was not totally blinded by a nuclear flash, if he was completely blind night would give him a much larger. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli is one of those postapocalyptic action movies that nimbly straddles the line between being dour and ridiculous. After the war and the big flash, eli was guided by a higher power to a hidden book and given the task of protecting the book and taking it to its final destination. I think the fact that he was blind was symbolic of the. But id like to imagine how different the world of tbol will be, now that the king james version of the bible has been made extant again after somehow being totally wiped off the face of the earth by. In this latest episode of he said he said, jeff bayer and i try to wrap our hea. This leads to carnegie finding out that eli has the book he is looking fora king james bible.
Solara joins eli on his journey, and they are chased by carnegie and his men, who think the book is a. Carnegie is desperate to get his hands on eli s bible, to expand his influence. Their parents divorced when they were two years old, and they began making movies at age 12. The magic of this film is the weaving of a spiritual journey into an action tale. Carnegie is desperate to get his hands on elis bible, to expand his influence. Solara joins eli on his journey, and they are chased by carnegie and his men. I personally like to believe that eli was always blind. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. Carnegie and his thugs go in search of eli with an arsenal of weapons and 3 makeshift. Jan 16, 2010 solara wants to travel the journey that eli is on, so against his wishes, she follows him.
In the movie, eli is alone, finding what he can survive on. The book of eli is about the journey of a man named eli a journey that is inspired by faith, not by reason. The book details emmas struggle learning how to live without her eyesight, but it also features normal teen drama, plus a mysterious death of a classmate that may or may not have been a. Now, the stakes could not be higher, eli has both the book and solara with him. The book of eli and postapocalyptic women allison nash. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life. Here are some points in favor of eli possessing sight. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. The life expectancy of a male chimp in captivity is 32 years, meaning there are many years ahead to consider for elis future. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining bible.
Some claim that god gave eli his sight until the very end of his journey, but i chose to accept that, while his physical sight was gone, god did. Set on a postapocalyptic world with an excess of gory and evil, eli is a solitary traveler protecting a book that is thought to save the mankind. Denzel is now an action hero, a gladiator fighting the forces of evil that has taken over the world. The postapocalypse film may be getting old after films like children of men, the road, i am legend, etc. He is played by actor denzel washington, who also portrayed lincoln rhyme, john creasy and robert mccall. Their next work, uncensored videos was broadcast on. Eli is blind and if so, he either trained himself to be able to travel, hunt, shoot, etc. Eli has been traveling west for 30 years to get to a place where the book he is carrying would be safe. At one point, eli is injured, yet he continues to walk down the path he started at the beginning. We here at cinapse have written extensively about the wandering blind swordsman who is unknown to most us filmgoers today, but who is perhaps one of cinemas all time greatest heroes. The book of eli was directed by twins, albert and allen hughes.
Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist wired. He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. Jan 23, 2010 the book of eli the journey music by atticus ross. He comes across a woman with a broken cart asking for help.
He heard a voice in his head to carry the worlds last bible west, and. Eli protects this book at all costs, meeting obstacles along his journey. To me, eli was guided by god, since the war, on a journey to truly accept the christian bible into his heart so that he could eventually share it with the world again. Blind focuses on emma, a 15yearold girl who was involved in a freak accident and goes blind as a result. Carnegie holds her blind mother hostage to bend her will in his favor. A soldier had returned through the back gate and given the news of the battle to the people. Jan 15, 2010 the book of elis storyline is strong, with only a few mishaps. When hunting the cat, for example, he was sitting in a position where it didnt seem like he could actually see his target at all. Eli is a peaceful man who only acts in self defense, and becomes a warrior with unbelievable killing skills when he is challenged. Theres this whole issue, without giving it away, is he blind, is he not. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. His final bow on screen saluted good riddance to his acting journey, but the real journey was just beginning.
After watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. Yes, the most printed book of all timethe bible, has only one copy left in existence. Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist the book of eli starts out with 10 minutes of dialoguefree imagery depicting the type of postapocalyptic wasteland made familiar in recent. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. In the movie the book of eli we discover at the end that the bible eli has been carrying the entire movie is written in braille. Solaras journey book of eli chapter 1, a book of eli fanfic. It could be that the movie was meant to highlight that despite even a fatal wound eli was supernaturally protected so that he. The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. Eli is the main protagonist in the 2010 dystopian postapocalyptic thrillerdrama film the book of eli. The book of eli is about eli, a blind man that is trying to get the bible to a specific destination to save mankind. The book of eli is one of those postapocalyptic action movies that nimbly straddles the line between being dour and ridiculous.
They made their first short film, how to be a burglar shortly after freshman year. In the first house eli holes up in, he looks at the mouse, he roots through his bag, while moving his head to see better into the bag. The book of elis storyline is strong, with only a few mishaps. Sep 21, 2014 after watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. My story is a continuation of the events after the movie which i have written solely for my own recreation. A blind, wandering samurai who happens upon a town, gets involved in helping the innocents there, and ultimately has to fight the corrupt powers. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the movie eli was blind or at least partially blind. The girl sees elis book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Eli invites solara to pray with himsomething she has never done. He comes across many dangerous men, including one woman hijacker, and finally comes across a small city that has resources to keep the small public alive. Its interesting that both cite mad max, a film which is not described as a neowestern in its article despite pegging many of themes and tropes listed above, certainly far more than the book of eli does. It was even more enjoyable to watch the book of eli a second time, knowing now that the main character was blind for the entire story. Oh yeah and remember eli is invincible so he coulda stopped a gang rape but, eli really needs his tunes. The book of eli is an interesting but exhausting film with few humorous moments.
I laughed out loud when carnegies goons dumped a sack of. Why was there never a sequel to the movie the book of eli. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Eli is equally sure that carnegie is not deserving of the book. After looking around i saw that im not the only one who questions whether or not he is. Dec 17, 2014 yes, all the way at the end of the movie, it is revealed that not only is the book of eli a samurai film, but it is in fact a western, twistfilled zatoichi remake. This leads to carnegie finding out that eli has the book he is looking fora. Denzel washington takes us on a mystical tour of humanity in the future. The book of eli 2010 soundtrack complete list of songs. Denzel portrays the title character of eli, a mysterious man who walks around around a destroyed world carrying a book he believes can save humanity. The book of eli denzel washington brings salvation. Its the first movie the hughes brothers albert and allen have.
Eli, who was nearly blind, was sitting at the front gate to hear the returning soldiers return was unaware of the event until he asked about all the commotion in the city. Solara wants to travel the journey that eli is on, so against his wishes, she follows him. The story of the movie the book of eli is about a lonesome drifter eli in a post apocalyptic world. Eli was blind before the war and after finding the bible and hearing gods voice he regained his sight until his task was completed finding a safe place for the bible this is why he did things a blind man would do and could read braille and also why is eyes were normal at the start of the film and clouded and the end. All 45 songs from the the book of eli 2010 movie soundtrack, with scene descriptions. Carnegie unleashes his thugs at eli, who has to find a way to survive and continue his mysterious journey westwards.1240 557 226 1269 75 1163 9 367 1007 609 1203 1482 463 112 409 672 360 417 445 570 644 1617 523 660 295 196 690 1088 1471 1531 576 635 572 1079 1143 1587 1068 1324 1201 337 1338 12 1174 1236 124 1218 552 578