There is an aura of calm and assurance about this outsider that intrigues carnegie. Elkanah also had another wife who bore him children. Please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes. Though eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. 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. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. In a postapocalyptic world, eli denzel washington walks west, carrying with him a book that can save the world. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf.
The script was conceived by english screenwriter gary whitta and then subsequently rewritten by american screenwriter. Posted in author, giveaway, spotlight tagged author, beth k. C this article has been rated as cclass on the projects quality scale. He maintains his hold on his humanity as he listens to music on an old. Only one other man gary oldman understands the power of what eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. The role of denzel washington brings a positive message about obdedience, faith and perseverance. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. Eli travels his lonely journey one step at a time, hunting for food, searching for the essentials of life, and faithfully reading his bible every day. God guiding his every move and him simply faithfully following him. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. The book of eli is a sequel to fahrenheit 451 spoilers.
The book of eli sword denzel washington large 26 the. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. He can see that the pawn shop owner hasnt detached the battery leads. As a coowner of justread publicity tours, i receive compensation from publishers and authors to coordinate promotional tours.
In a postapocalyptic america where the oncepicturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man denzel washington fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo albert and allen hughes from hell and dead presidents. Jan 15, 2010 a road warrior of a different sort, the title character played by denzel washington in the book of eli spends much of the story traveling by foot across an eerie landscape, a long and quick. By patti maguire armstrong patti maguire armstrong is an awardwinning author and was the managing editor and coauthor of ascension press bestselling amazing grace series. Redridge entreats eli to surrender the book and eli tells redridge where he hid it. 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. Bishop barron comments on the book of eli spoilers. 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. He became high priest kohen godol after the death of pinehas, the son of elazar, ithamars older brother. Released january 15th, 2010, the book of eli stars denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 52 min, and received a score of 53 out of. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several. Ask anything you want to know, or answer other peoples questions. Denzel washington in a world where it pays to be a loner. Jan, 2010 im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away.
Eli and solara are surrounded and dragged out of the house. Did the postapocalyptic, religiously themed multiplexfiller deliver you into appreciative satisfaction or leave you doubting your. The movie does have a significant amount of violence however, the violence is analogous to situations in the bible where the israelites were commanded to annihilate their enemies on the way to the promised land. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. The book of eli 2010 stream and watch online moviefone. 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.
Carnegie then plots to kill eli and take possession of the only copy of the king james bible, while eli, believing that god is on his side, uses all his skills to. The book of eli was about the struggle of a man who tried to keep hold of a book that is suppose the give a man power if he reads. Mar 28, 2011 the book of eli 2010 the braille bible scene 910 movieclips duration. Now by the time of the movie, books are extremely rare and eli has the last copy of the bible, that happens to be written on braille. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. Green zone is the top dvd rental in its first week on the shelves. Jun 26, 2018 despite the two answers you have already received to the contrary, yes the character eli in the book of eli was blind. Eli, you see, is carrying the very last bible in existence. This book was pivotal in my husbands healing from sexual addiction. For the most part, eli is a moral man doing all the things that are expected of him. The book of eli certainly brings to mind that other monstrosity among american postapocalyptic films, i am legend, which also weds the genres conventions with religious nonsense. A soldier had returned through the back gate and given the news of the battle to the people. Determined to protect a sacred text that promises to save humanity, eli goes on a quest westward across the barren, postapocalyptic country.
Carnegie threatens to kill solara, to the dismay of redridge. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject. The book of eli begins as eli is engaged in one of his regular. The book of eli repeats atop the dvd and bluray sales charts jul 1, 2010. Carnegie seeks to capture the bible faithfully carried and zealously protected by eli. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book. Dec 1, 2012 the book of eli sword denzel washington large 26 dec 1, 2012 the book of eli sword denzel washington large 26 dec 1, 2012 the book of eli sword denzel washington large 26 stay safe and healthy. Thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named eli denzel washington marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanitys redemption. 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. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the the book of eli article. Despite the two answers you have already received to the contrary, yes the character eli in the book of eli was blind.
On book of eli, the main antagonist believes he could dominate other cities and people with a certain book, and has some sort of devotion for them, just as someone that would hoard books on fahrenheit 451. A lone man fights his way for survival across a postapocalyptic america. Eli is hebrew for my god, and the bibles eli was the teacher of samuel, a great prophet. Feb 11, 2010 bishop barron comments on the book of eli spoilers. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia jennifer beals to send her daughter. Eli closes his eyes every time he reads the bible in order to more focus his sense of touch and cut off the visual stimuli. 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. Mar 20, 2010 impressed by elis skills, carnegie decides to have him seduced by his blind concubines daughter, only to find out later that he carries the very book he has been searching for.
We are not told why eli succeeded to the high priesthood, instead of pinehass son. This article is within the scope of wikiproject film. Vogt, christian, contemporary, fiction, interview, spotlight, tyndale 33 comments. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. Eli the high priest 2772 10 iyar 28702871 jewish history.
Bishop barron comments on the death of billy graham duration. The book of eli works, even if the preservation of christianity isnt high on your personal postapocalypse bucket list. Denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neo western 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 10th day of iyar is the anniversary of the death of eli the high priest. Eli is a blind man who is crippled by not being able to see because of one of the disasters the happened when the world became barren. To improve this article, please refer to the guidelines. He puts eli up for the night and sends his blind, commonlaw wife, claudia jennifer beal, in to see that he is comfortable. The book of eli is one of those postapocalyptic action movies that. Dec 1, 2012 the book of eli sword denzel washington large 26 stay safe and healthy.
Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. Redridge recovers the book, with a locked flap, and gives it to carnegie, who releases solara. Impressed by elis skills, carnegie decides to have him seduced by his blind concubines daughter, only to find out later that he carries the very book he has been searching for. Watch the book of eli online stream full movie directv. Jan 31, 2010 denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. A road warrior of a different sort, the title character played by denzel washington in the book of eli spends much of the story traveling by foot across an eerie landscape, a long and quick. I also request and receive complimentary books from publishers, authors, andor publicity groups. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the west coast of. By patti maguire armstrong patti maguire armstrong is an awardwinning author and was the managing editor and coauthor of.
I didnt have plans to go see the book of eli, even though the trailer made it look like fallout 3. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. Jan 14, 2010 alcon entertainments action adventure film the book of eli is a warner bros. Jan 15, 2010 eli, you see, is carrying the very last bible in existence. He cheats on his wife with pretty much anything that will move. At the very end, when the camera zooms in on eli as he sits at the table on the ship, you can clearly see his eyes are covered by a white film, a. Eli, reproduced in the preceding pages to this introduction, is a book of prophecy, written by the anonymous author eli. It makes him wonder if perhaps eli might possess the book. Jan 15, 2010 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 with its ashladen wastelands and crazed cannibals. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington, mila. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. Eli was a descendant of ithamar, the fourth and youngest son of aaron the high priest. Unfortunately, the evil carnegie also wants to get his hands on elis book. Establishing its storytelling rules clearly and well, the film simply is.
With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. A postapocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across america in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. The book of eli 2010 the braille bible scene 910 movieclips duration. Here are some points in favor of eli possessing sight.
In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. At this point, he knows hes dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. The book of eli has an incredible biblical message, which tells the story of elis unwavering faith as he honors god. Most likely, redridge is giving solara a chance to escape carnegies regime. There is also an oral tradition of eli, which i have on good authority, and which has helped guide me in the writing of this book. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd subscribe to classic trailers. His bible is written in braille, which is that dotanddash language books and signs meant for blind persons are written in. And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either. 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.
That background might render the book of eli controversial for some religious literalists. 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 word. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible. He has been through it now numerous times with other men helping them to break free. Watch the movie very carefully, and its pretty apparent. In the book of eli why did denzel washingtons character let a woman get raped and her father or husband get murdered.1391 1229 217 571 1365 1487 146 1329 727 1101 99 831 1092 1446 46 590 697 127 157 1378 1251 1474 924 25 380 1250 1076 800 548 227 722 353 1126 999