And what makes it so powerful, in large part, is that it is perfectly scored. The book of eli starts out with 10 minutes of dialoguefree imagery depicting the type of postapocalyptic wasteland made familiar in recent. Eli, it turns out, is blind and has been miraculously brought to the library, where he dictates the entire bible to a scribe. Theres no way a real blind person could do the things eli could do in the movie, but this is fiction, not a reality show.
I think the fact that he was blind was symbolic of the total faith and guidance he gave and received from god. All 45 songs from the the book of eli 2010 movie soundtrack, with scene descriptions. I laughed out loud when carnegies goons dumped a sack of. He was almost certainly blind before his journey began, then is sight was restored so he could complete the task. The electronic reverbs of guitar and piano echo throughout the soundtrack and give it an empty, desolate feel. As for the plot, it is still being worked out amongst a few of the people involved but you can expect that it will feature her going from san francisco to new york to deliver some of the special news and information that they had gathered. I think it would have been much better if instead of eli being blind and the book being written in braille, if the book had been a digital copy on the ipod he was carrying around. The book of eli was directed by twins, albert and allen hughes. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. 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. Its a long and difficult journey in a dangerous world, but eli seems uniquely suited to the task. There is an aura of calm and assurance about this outsider that intrigues carnegie. The fact that the book is in braille does not make eli blind, it just means that he either knew how to read braille before he started his journey, or over 30 years he taught himself how to do so.
Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist wired. Interesting story to read and may broaden our interpretation of the character in. The book of eli original motion picture soundtrack by various. The book of eli is a fantastic movie, whether you are religious or not. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a. He also died from a gunshot wound he received because gary oldman shot him pointblank in the abdomen. 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 book of eli soundtrack music complete song list. It told me id be protected, against anyone or anything that tried to stand in my way.
Jan 15, 2010 find all 25 songs in the book of eli soundtrack, with scene descriptions. Unwilling to become distracted in his journey, however, eli. He has seen the world change into hell, losing his family in the process. Thats how he could read braille, and had a braille bible. It fantasizes a world in which everything has been. In the intro scene, when he was approaching the car with a skillton in it he hit the car with his bag when he was approaching it. Jan 19, 2010 the book of eli original motion picture soundtrack atticus ross. In the old testement book of 1 samuel, there is a priest named eli who by chapter 3 has become blind. The girl sees elis book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. 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 book he carries with him is a brail bible which he literally guards with his life. Solaras journey book of eli chapter 7, a book of eli fanfic. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. The girl sees eli s book, and when carnegie finds out. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand.
After carnegie s blin d mistress claudia bri ngs eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to s educe eli, but he rebuffs her. Plus, it appears most of the people in that world cant read, so what good is reprinting the. However, eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. Solaras journey book of eli chapter 1, a book of eli fanfic. 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. This movie is a sort of superhero tale, so just as people cant really fly yet superman could fly, eli could do nonhuman things though real blind people havent been able to thus far. The book of eli is an interesting but exhausting film with few humorous moments. It told me to carry the book west, it told me that a path would be laid out before me, that id be led to a place where the book would be safe. It makes him wonder if perhaps eli might possess the book. The postapocalyptic backdrop has been portrayed very realistically in the film and serves as a perfect setting for the desperate need for the holy book. Its clear from examining his eyes in various shots throughout the film that he is not blind for most of it. They made their first short film, how to be a burglar shortly after freshman year. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia jennifer beals to send her daughter, solara mila kunis, to at least convince eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. The book of eli 2010 soundtrack complete list of songs.
There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was. Carnegie and his thugs go in search of eli with an arsenal of weapons and 3 makeshift. Right before the girl arrives at the house where she hopes to find eli you can see that there is a slide on the metal plate that holds it in place suggesting that the metal plate has hinges on the outside of the door. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. 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. When the multiple twists occur at the end of the film, elis blindness only being one of them, i found myself in a unique place of appreciating every. 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. Their parents divorced when they were two years old, and they began making movies at age 12. Book of eli 2 2021 rumors, plot, cast, and release date.
Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia to send her daughter, solara, to at least convince eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. Remember, he asked solaris mother when she lost her sight she. It is when eli and solara are alone that his true, peaceful nature is revealed. The journey play on apple music the journey download on itunes. 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. The girl sees eli s book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she. Eli tells another character that he meets on his journey that god showed him where the book is and told him to travel west with the book. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is.
The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. The blind twist was hard to fathom, given the things eli was able to do. At this point eli turned around and a shootout with carnegies men ensued. The book of eli is kind of like watching the book of mormon filmed and rewritten as a futuristic action movie, except with fewer hot bitches.
Sola ra see s e li has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. Now, the stakes could not be higher, eli has both the book and solara with him. Realizing eli is a literate man like himself, carnegie forces him to stay the night under guard. 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. 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. Check out the book of eli original motion picture soundtrack by various artists on amazon music. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. He reveals to her that the book he has is a king james biblethe only one left. It was the bible, it was written in braille, eli was blind as it turns oh, so he memorized it from cover to cover. He is now an orphan, with the california dfw trying in vain to find eli longterm placement.
By pulling down the slide the metal plate can be tilted downwards like is also common on army vehicles. 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. The second shot, he took his time, gripped his pistol properly, aimed, fired and if you notice he hit eli in his backpack. Eli protects this book at all costs, meeting obstacles along his journey. Although he is blind, he claims he reads every day, as his bible is in braille. Eli is a peaceful man who only acts in self defense, and becomes a warrior with unbelievable killing skills when he is challenged. 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. His final bow on screen saluted good riddance to his acting journey, but the real journey was just beginning. Inspired by elis defiance, solara, the daughter of carnegies blind, commonlaw wife, wants to escape with him to the desert. The book of eli soundtrack panoramic eaten by earth remix by owolowa. 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. Find all 25 songs in the book of eli soundtrack, with scene descriptions. Solara joins eli on his journey, and they are chased by carnegie and his men, who think the book is a sort of talisman that will give them political power.
The book of eli is about the journey of a man named eli a journey that is inspired by faith, not by reason. Mar 14, 20 eli invites solara to pray with himsomething she has never done. Jan 11, 2010 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. Redridge fired one shot at eli with his pistol and by the sounds of it, completely missed. The book of eli us message board political discussion forum.
This is why you dont see it in the following scene. 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. Carnegie gets the book, which is the bible, and eli s been blind all along. Jan 31, 2010 denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. Eli s book that he is transporting the book of eli is actually the holy bible, the king james version, the only copy that has seemed to survive the war. At one point, eli is injured, yet he continues to walk down the path he started at the beginning. In the midst of his journey, eli comes across a robber baron of sorts, named carnegie gary oldman and his partners daughter, solara mila kunis, changing his life. Were sultry sirens book blog and we are all about helping authors get their books out. Their next work, uncensored videos was broadcast on.
The book of eli original motion picture soundtrack by. That pleasure lies unto writer gary whitta and directors albert and allen hughes. Carnegie holds her blind mother hostage to bend her will in his favor. The life expectancy of a male chimp in captivity is 32 years, meaning there are many years ahead to consider for eli s 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.
This has most likely to have a big impact on his inner journey. Because the book was delivered successfully cold 2 a person word for word. A person whom is extremely legally blind, not 100% blind, can very easily pass for somebody that is not visually impaired at all. Resistant to give into this mad mans wishes, eli tries to flee the town, to continue on his journey west, as god had instructed. I personally like to believe that eli was always blind.
The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. This leads to carnegie finding out that eli has the book he is looking fora king james bible. The book of eli stacks the deck in favor of good warrior eli, who only deploys his killing skills against those deserving punishment and turns down the temptations. He calls the engineer in to unlock the book and once its unlocked they see the bible is in braille in alcatraz, a closeup of elis face shows us that he is blind as well. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia jennifer beals to send her daughter, solara mila kunis, to at least convince eli to spend the night by sleeping with. 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. 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. When hunting the cat, for example, he was sitting in a position where it didnt seem like he. My story is a continuation of the events after the movie which i have written solely for my own recreation.
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. Carnegie tries to get claudia to read it, but she cruelly lies and tells him that shes forgotten how. The book of eli us message board political discussion. He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. I do not claim any ownership rights to the soundtracks or images presented in this video. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years. Solara wants to travel the journey that eli is on, so against his wishes, she follows him.
Eli also is able to see the path and enemies because of gods guidance. Theres this whole issue, without giving it away, is he blind, is he not. 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. Jun 09, 2012 a person whom is extremely legally blind, not 100% blind, can very easily pass for somebody that is not visually impaired at all. Why was there never a sequel to the movie the book of eli. The bible is an essential part of civilization, we learn, along with, of course, the koran and the torah. The movie the book of eli helped enhance my understanding of the concept of the inner journey because eli, throughout the journey experiences many things. He puts eli up for the night and sends his blind, commonlaw wife, claudia jennifer beal, in to see that he is comfortable. Listen to trailer music, ost, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film. Atticus ross the book of eli original motion picture. The book of eli original motion picture soundtrack atticus ross. The purpose of the journey of a blind man, his adherence to the right path, reaching his ultimate destination all these make the book of eli different than many other anals of gory. Listen to and download the music, ost, score, list of songs and trailers.
If you look at the movie, sometimes i actually bumped into stuff and they used it. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. 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. Click here to start a new topic please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes new to wikipedia.
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. Solara joins eli on his journey, and they are chased by carnegie and his. So, there are some interesting book of mormon parallels worth investigating. Jan 25, 2010 strewn with christian themes of protecting gods word from attack and from manipulation at the hands of big brother, the book of eli is set in the postapocalyptic wasteland that was once. 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. May, 2011 the book of eli is a movie telling the story of a post apocalyptic world in which the main character morgan freeman is a blind man who has one of the last books in the world. Eli s violent acts are only in selfdefense, and eli himself does not once use vulgar language of any sort. 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. Ill be honest with you, the book of eli panel at last summers san diego comiccon garnered little attention, despite having stars denzel washington, gary oldman, and mila kunis in attendance, as. There are several scenes where his eyes can be seen. Jan 15, 2010 the book of elis storyline is strong, with only a few mishaps. 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.1450 1530 923 1111 1012 612 1484 436 1419 389 1428 838 727 870 998 1398 1508 1149 46 57 907 1453 454 1241 1056 1434 651 1452 1400 1412 507 60