Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us. Eli is staring her down for her reaction to his test. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. In the book of eli 2010 when the main character stares directly as the sun, his eyes do not dilate. Aug 23, 2017 hi, i made this video to prove that eli is not blind at least not in this scene. Originally the load, who also falls for a trap, solara is eventually able to overcome her captors using string as a garrote, takes out another vehicle with a grenade, then drives back to retrieve eli. I put this together myself after seeing people actually disagreed about this. The tracks quotes below are all either spoken by eli kashpaw or refer to eli kashpaw.
Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist wired. The book of eli is very captivating, aweinspiring, and ultimately uplifting, with excellent production standards and absorbing character portrayals. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. Het laatste stukje in californie wordt hij echter opgehouden door een bende onder leiding van carnegie. Eli is best remembered for his blessing on samuels mother and for his part in samuels first prophecy. The book of eli soundtrack panoramic by atticus ross. Jan 11, 2010 though in the vein of recent films like 2012, a blockbuster about the end of the world as predicted by the mayan calendar, evangelical movie buffs are touting the book of eli as a rare major studio release where the protagonist is unabashedly a christian. It could be that the movie was meant to highlight that despite even a fatal wound eli was supernaturally protected so that he. He is less industrious than his brother nector, but a better hunter who is more dedicated to family and his native culture.
Remember, he had a crush on her the whole movie blocking her while she was getting elis canteen filled, bargaining with carnegie for her before chasing after them, even asking eli nicely to give up the book after the gunfight in the house. He is played by actor denzel washington, who also portrayed lincoln rhyme, john creasy and robert mccall. But i want to note a number of elements which make the book of eli stand. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene. Jan 01, 2000 at the end of the conference i purchased his book, eli, for my husband and had bill sign it for him, secretly knowing i would also benefit from this gift. The timeline below shows where the character eli appears in the sunflower. They say the war tore a hole in the sky, youve probably heard the stories.
He finds shelter where he can and searches for water as he goes. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. Eli is the main protagonist in the 2010 dystopian postapocalyptic thrillerdrama film the book of eli. At this point, he knows hes dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. His father is a vietnam veteran who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder. Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her. At the end of the conference i purchased his book, eli, for my husband and had bill sign it for him, secretly knowing i would also benefit from this gift. Unless youre particularly observant its not outright apparent that hes blind when watching the first time until the very end of the movie when the camera zooms in and you can see his eyes are clouded. Its certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but the book of eli finds the hughes brothers injecting some fresh stylish. Denzel washington in the book of eli 2010 denzel washington and evan jones in. I let it sit on my hubbys shelf with his other to be read books.
How he controls the fearsome bald guy is hard to say. He is taking the book to a place where it will be safe where its message can be finally be shared with the world. Carnegie gary oldman, the man views elis impressive fighting skills and offers eli. Eli and solara face opposition from evil men who want to use the book for their personal gain. Eli kashpaw is a young native american man who believes in the old ways of life and seeks to woo and marry fleur pillager, who shares his values. At one point, eli is injured, yet he continues to walk down the path he started at the beginning. Unlike the road, the book of eli does not linger on the bleak, morose and desolate dying earth. Their parents divorced when they were two years old, and they began making movies at age 12. Protagonist of the novel, deemed mother natures son and the good by his aunt nell, he is a nature loving boy who has a beech as his secret place. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from eli, but the man. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years. Mila kuniss character is named solara the sun, light, etc. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining bible. It is a seemingly dark film set in an apocalyptic future, 30 years after a nuclear holocaust.
Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. But then he meets another girl and keeps her from getting raped mila kunis character. 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. But a few scenes later when solara enters elis room to offer her body, she. Eli will sacrifice his humanity to protect it, and the villainous carnegie.
Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. Like all of the characters in the compound she follows a steady routine which encompasses watching mary poppins at least once a day. He rules over his little kingdom like an absolute despot. He is a workaholic and he always pushes the boys too much. 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. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. The book of eli dvd 2009 this is probably one of the most highly underrated movies of 2010 due to the overwhelming surge of 3d films brought on by avatar which was out around the same time of this film. Some scholars, like kessler, and nowack have argued that there is likely to have been some overlap between the time of samuel and that of eli. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. The other main character in the film is called solarasun and she is the final character followed at the end. And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either.
Hes not physically abusive, but is verbally abusive. However, the book of judges always mentions the years of oppression in contrast to the period of a judges dispensation. Worldview elements of film implications questions biblical parallels the priest eli solara as samuel catholic parallels modern day parallels westward movement american dream what is the place of religion in the life of the common person. Eli tells carnegies adopted daughter solara kunis that he has. The book of eli was directed by twins, albert and allen hughes. Was denzel washingtons character in book of eli blind.
Eli was the high priest kohen gadol of shiloh, the secondtolast israelite judge succeeded only by samuel before the rule of the kings of israel and judah. They made their first short film, how to be a burglar shortly after freshman year. In the third book, she and eli get along well, presumably because theyre the same person. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. Eli is the main protagonist in the 2010 dystopian postapocalyptic thrillerdrama film the book of eli he is played by actor denzel washington, who also portrayed lincoln rhyme, john creasy and robert mccall biography thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, eli travels on foot toward the west coast of the former united states. Elkanah also had another wife who bore him children. Eli is the protagonist and title character of the film. In the book of eli 2010 when the main character stares. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the ending. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one. Eli kashpaw character analysis in tracks litcharts. The main character, eli denzel washington, wanders the wastelands of the former united states, following a calling from a mysterious heavenly voice as he carries a holy book westward to a place where it will be safe from destruction. Washington, a twotime academy award winner widely known in hollywood for his christian beliefs, portrays a lone warrior making his way across a desolate american landscape defending the worlds last remaining copy of. But carnegie gary oldman, the powerhungry dictator of a decrepit survivors colony, is also interested in elis book for very different reasons.
Why are you reject one persons opportunity to be saved only to choose another. In the book of eli why did denzel washingtons character let a woman get raped and her father or husband get murdered. 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. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are. Trivia when eli encounters a group of road bandits, behind them is a tunnel structure with a bold 14. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. Denzel washington especially brings the amazing character of eli to life with his passionate performance. He is masculine, but willing to defer to fleurs authority in most cases. The world in book of eli while barren and hot, is also filled with brutal killers and savages, but there always appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Hi, i made this video to prove that eli is not blind at least not in this scene. However, carnegie ha killed many people in his pursuit for the book.
Otherwise, you wouldnt need to read the book in order to find out what the secret is. The oscar winning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. 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. He restores my soul he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, eli travels on foot toward the west coast of.
Has anybody seen the film the book of eli starring denzel washington. Hannah gives samuel to israels chief priest, eli, to be raised as a nazirite. Remember, he had a crush on her the whole movie blocking her while she was getting eli s canteen filled, bargaining with carnegie for her before chasing after them, even asking eli nicely to give up the book after the gunfight in the house. The book of elis storyline is strong, with only a few mishaps. For todays blog post we have silas house here, writing about why he gave his book eli the good that particular title, especially when it would seem as many of you all have pointed out, maybe eli isnt that good. He carries a mysterious book, clearly of great importance to him. The postapocalypse film may be getting old after films like children of men, the road, i am legend, etc. The world eli inhabits is a scorched wasteland, plagued by drought, cannibalism, and illiteracy. Wyatt, which you find out at the end of the book, so i wont tell you what it is. The war tore a hole in the sky, the sun came down, burnt everything, everyone, i wandered, i didnt really know what i should do or where i was going. Being a postapocalyptic movie, that writing can be referenced to an apocalyptic book in the bible, revelation. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. I do not claim any rights of the uploaded song, this channel is ment to be a.
The oscarwinning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Abp the bible plays a starring role in the book of eli, a postapocalyptic action film starring denzel washington that opens in theaters jan. The book of eli soundtrack panoramic by atticus ross youtube. Eli thought this was because he is a clone of a serial killer, but later realizes its because hes a male clone of her. Dannys dad has never really been there for danny or eli. One of the first stardriven releases of 2010, the book of eli is a. Eli in the bible was a jewish priest living in the days of the judges and serving god at the tabernacle in shiloh, a city near the hill country of ephraim 1 samuel 1.
The first book of samuel explained summary israels next judge, samuel, is born to hannah, a previously barren woman. The book of eli denzel washington interview youtube. Eli believes that god has enabled him to have the book for a good reason. Advanced search watchlist sign in the book of eli 2010 poster. Anderson isabelle walter jasper and journey are twins who are isabelles. The main character, eli, frequently protects the bible with his life, reads from it day and night, and hides its words in his heart and mind. Jan 15, 2010 the book of elis storyline is strong, with only a few mishaps. Original motion picture soundtrack the book of eli atticus ross disclaimer. The movie opens on a shot of a sixshooter, the main character denzel washington is headed. The book of eli is a wellcrafted film with stunning cinematography, a haunting score, and moving performances from the ensemble cast.
In the second book when they met tamara dunleavy, she couldnt take her eyes off eli. The book of eli continues hollywoods obsession with postapocalyptic tales, and in many ways feels like it belongs in the same world as the road. After eli book characters by madison costello on prezi. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. 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. The book of eli 2010 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Although she toughens up by the end of the book and helps eli and lexie decode the message that their father left them. As soon as my novel, eli the good, was published, i started receiving emails and letters from readers who wanted to know why i had given that title to the book. I plowed through my pile of to be read books, until december, a month off book club, fewer school days, fewer activities. 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. Slightly ironic in that her name is related to the sun, which caused the ruin of the world took a level in badass.
He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. In the film washington is a wanderer transporting a bible in a post apocalyptic world. Forever hopeful for a happy outcome she had a hard time accepting her fathers heinous crimes. Solara, failing to seduce eli and threatening to kill solara if eli does not give him his book, maintaining his same jovial tone while pointing a gun at her head.1420 631 519 696 71 277 1637 1032 297 228 976 1133 1189 218 1304 90 1403 321 491 1005 644 1478 234 18 811 736 273 1479 154 661 572 1096