This is a story about a man named eli, whos been sent a message, who hears voices from god that told him to take this book, the bible, across the country and to deliver it out west, washington says in a movie trailer posted on, which provides movie clips for churches and ministries to use in their teachings. However, the book of eli is a bit of a mystery to me. In the book of eli why did denzel washingtons character let a woman get raped and her father or husband get murdered. After the war, and the flash that tore open the sky, all the bibles were burned because, some say, the bibles were the cause of the whole conflict. Read denzel washington is a man on a mission in the book of eli and more of the latest on movies and films from a christian perspective. He recites a bit of it and then puts the book away. 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.
Jan 29, 2010 the basic plot of the book of eli, is that eli whose name we dont learn until the end of the film is in possession of the only surviving bible. Williams sound designersupervising sound editor eric a. Outstanding color grading feature film in a di process maxine gervais warner bros. Establishing its storytelling rules clearly and well, the film simply is. The book of eli falls prey to several of the problems that the road had, and while it wasnt as big a failure as that film, its still a lot of apocalyptic wasteland to get through. 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. Find out where the book of eli is streaming, if the book of eli is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. All the latest movie posters as well as an extensive database of older posters dating back to 1912. Browse tv movie poster gallery all on one page imp awards. The book of eli should shoot to the top of your netflix queue. As postapocalyptic movie fiction goes, the book of eli is not a crowdpleaser like the mad max series nor silly like any of the planet of the apes films. When she thinks hes asleep she goes to take a look at the book in his bag.
The book of eli bts apocalyptic san francisco 2010 denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd duration. Denzel washington is a man on a mission in the book of eli. 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. Hannahs eventual child, samuel, was raised by eli in the tabernacle. As recounted by carnegie and eli, bibles are scarce due to a largescale book burning after the falloutmany irrationally blamed christianity as a cause of the war. The book of eli works, even if the preservation of christianity isnt high on your personal postapocalypse bucket list. He doesnt sugar coat his words and eli refuses to hand of the book and walks away, claiming that he has god watching over him. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the the book of eli article. Denzel washington and spike lee in inside man 2006 denzel washington. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. He cheats on his wife with pretty much anything that will move.
The book of eli repeats atop the dvd and bluray sales charts jul 1, 2010. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. Recently performed by justin timberlake and anna kendrick for the movie trolls, shae and amy cover cyndi laupers brilliant song, true colors. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it. Click here to start a new topic please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes new to wikipedia.
Also read complete information on national award, filmfare awards, cine awards, iifa, screen awards, and more for best actor. 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. For the most part, eli is a moral man doing all the things that are expected of him. She asks him to teach her how to read it but eli doesnt respond. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. Eli and solara sleep by an old nuclear plant cooling tower. Mar 19, 2010 get the book of eli movie complete list of awards won and nominations. The book of eli is very compelling and aweinspiring, with excellent production standards as well as absorbing character portrayals by denzel washington and gary oldman. Alfredson and written by john ajvide lindqvist, based on his novel. The film falls in the post apocalyptic dystopian genre, and as such has similarities with many other similar films, novels, and. When hannah came to shiloh to pray for a son, eli initially accused her of drunkenness, but when she protested her innocence, eli wished her well. With denzel washington, clive owen, jodie foster, christopher plummer. When eli failed to rein in the abusive behavior of his sons, yahweh promised to punish his family.
Now, im not saying this would win any awards but i was not expecting to come out of it as pleasantly surprised. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the ending. The movies blatant support of christianity and the notsosubtle references to the bible are greatly encouraging and very surprising for a major theatrical release. Sep 16, 2011 bridge fight scene from the book of eli with denzel washington. Book of eli, end of the world, and the western the official. Starring denzel washington, gary oldman, michael gambon, mila kunis. The book of eli begins as eli is engaged in one of his regular. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. The book of eli movie plot holes and funny quotes reimagined. The book of eli movie plot holes and absurd quotes in a fun 100 things i learned format. The post is a 2017 american historical political thriller film directed and produced by steven. Thank you for your protection and your many signs along the way. Produced by joel silver, denzel washington, broderick johnson, andrew a. Jesus and the book of eli part 1 remember the book of eli.
And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Now that story is in no way similar to eli mannings narrative but he did hear a voice and it happened to say geno smith is starting on sunday. I will not go into the relationship eli has with an unsavory middleage man named hakan per ragnar. 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. Green zone is the top dvd rental in its first week on the shelves. In the film the book of eli, eli was led to a book by a voice in his head and he made it his mission to protect that book with his life. Book of eli, end of the world, and the western the. The best prices on your favorite fantasy collectibles and swords at great discount shopping for the whole family at true discount prices. Eli sneaks away, but carnegie and his henchmen confront him in the street. 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. For instance, to protect themselves from the harsh sunlight, all the characters wear sunglasses or goggles, but rather than rendering them impersonal or distant, they only ramp up the movies cool factor. Jesus and the book of eli part 1 worldviews, worship.
Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. This seems to be literally true as even though he his shot at twice while walking away, none of them hit him in a literal deus ex machina that seems to prevent any. The book of eli is a movie set in a post apocalyptic world about a guy named eli, played by denzel washington. The only colors are on the american flag, a symbol of the country he serves in his own humble way. The final plot twist is creative, unexpected, and poetically just. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Too intense, i whispered when the book of eli crossed the screen, although he had already read my mind. Draughtsmans contract lacks the distinctive color palette of his later. The film opens with a really riveting scene, slowly panning across a wooded area covered in ash, and with more ash still falling from the sky. Having now recently watched the road and the book of eli, the two big postapocalyptic movies of the holiday season that time of year when families get together and think warm thoughts about the end of the world, i can see that ive learned a couple of things about how to prepare for the apocalypse. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.
Dec 1, 2012 the book of eli sword denzel washington large 26. It delivers a little bit of action, some good acting and raises the type of what makes up humanity questions films of this genre should. I put this together myself after seeing people actually disagreed about this. 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. In the morning, carnegie overhears solara repeat the prayer to her mother, and realizes eli has the book he has been seeking a bible. Solara sees eli has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. Dear lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. The characters are very well acted, the action is fluid and well choreographed, and the setting seeps into your skin, immersing the viewer in a world devoid of faith but in desperate need of salvation. Jan 11, 2010 the book of eli repeats atop the dvd and bluray sales charts jul 1, 2010. Eli has in his possession the last surviving bible in the world, and he is on a mission he believes was given to him by god, to head west to where it will be safe. 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. But then he meets another girl and keeps her from getting raped mila kunis character.
Annual awards, poster design agencies, artist credits, taglines, and more. Feb 22, 2014 jesus and the book of eli part 1 remember the book of eli. Really looking forward to reading the book and seeing the movie. The book of eli is a tough one to call you may find yourself liking or disliking it based on your particular point of view. Get the book of eli movie complete list of awards won and nominations.
Outstanding sound feature film chris jenkins rerecording mixer frank a. The book of eli is an effective postapocalyptic action movie with elements from both comic books and westerns thrown in for good measure. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. True romance 1993 patricia arquette and christian slater in true romance 1993 brad pitt in. Replica of the bolo machete used by denzel washington in book of eli what makes a good survival. The book of eli 2010 was an original script written by gary whitta. However, the book of judges always mentions the years of oppression in contrast to the period of a judges dispensation.
The book of eli stars denzel washington as a lone wanderer, making his away across a postnuclear holocaust america, scavenging and scraping to survive and well adept at it. Set in 1971, the post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at the. The book of eli brief information the book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic 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 book of eli2010 was an original script written by gary whitta. With denzel washington, ryan reynolds, robert patrick, vera. Eli reads the book and solara asks eli to read it to him. Eli came out in 2010, just a year after the road starring vigo mortensen. Determined to protect a sacred text that promises to save humanity, eli goes on a quest westward across the barren, postapocalyptic country.767 408 631 1075 1357 420 144 1257 25 132 1329 474 1471 1526 67 1148 1304 451 54 1248 1106 187 1166 1091 1054 247 420 350 470 1100 403 1181 656 50