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 film stars denzel washington, chris pratt, ethan hawke, vincent donofrio, lee byunghun. Thats how he could read braille, and had a braille bible. Sep 21, 2014 after watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. Jun 20, 2010 last prayer from the book of eli june 20, 2010 in movies tags. Is denzel washingtons character in the book of eli blind. Denzel washington in oakley sunglasses from the book of eli. If you look at the movie, sometimes i actually bumped into stuff and they used it. The book of eli is almost a parody of the notion that a protestant with a bible may be good to go. I will now proceed to speculate what piece of vital knowledge denzels. 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. As an apocalypse survivor, denzels character eli must survive a barren world in this 2010 neowestern action. See the mila kunis in mosley tribes raynes sunglasses book of eli post.
This weekend carly and i went to see the book of eli, starring denzel washington. After looking around i saw that im not the only one who questions whether or not he is. Denzels 25yearold, pro footballplaying son, who pushed his father to take. Realizing eli is a literate man like himself, carnegie forces him to stay the night under guard. The book of eli denzel washington interview youtube. Denzel washington to star in book of eli bluray forum. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene. Want to know what denzels costar, mila kunis is wearing during the book of eli. Its not the coolest, deepest, or most badass postapocalyptic.
This was particularly the case for me since i saw this movie on a plane, which had been edited the movie, not the. There was a level of humanity in the main character played by denzel washington. I mean it was other names discussed amongst denzel s. On his journey, eli meets gary oldmans character, carnegie, the man in charge of a rundown town, carnegie learns about the book eli possesses. Actor denzel washington wears oakley inmate sunglasses in the movie the book of eli, where he is a lone hero in an apocalyptic world, protecting a sacred book the oakley inmate was introduced in 2008, and as most oakleys consists of only the most hightech materials and lenses, which creates one of the most lightweight, clear and protective pair of specs you can get. His bible is written in braille, which is that dotanddash language books and signs meant for blind persons are written in. But i want to note a number of elements which make the book of eli stand. Hi, i made this video to prove that eli is not blind at least not in this scene. Denzel washington, for all his many talents, seems to play himself here. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. The book of eli, a 2010 film, was made from a script by gary whitta. New trailer for the book of eli starring denzel washington, gary oldman, and mila kunis.
To date, the script has not been released in novel form for the public market in hard cover or paper back. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. The story of the book of eli centers on denzels character, eli, travelling through the postapocalyptic wasteland of america, protecting a book that may hold the key to civilizations survival. Taken inside, eli is revealed to be blind, and dictates the new king james version of.
Eli is filled with bloody fight scenes, engaging cinematography, and intense mystery. I think it was important for his character to have a specific progress in the film. Is it even about a real book or is this just a line for the movie. Throughout his journey, there are many scenes that relate to the print era and there are also very many scenes that are extremely significant in the film. Theres this whole issue, without giving it away, is he blind, is he not. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. Sep 29, 2000 remember the titans was touching, uplifting, inspiring, motivating, and triumphant. Just saw the book of eli and i was impressed with denzels bolo fighting scenes as well as the other fma techniques that he executed. You know, not fast enough to kick the crap out of a mob of butch dudes. In the book of eli, washington, a homegrown new yorker, portrays the films title character, a solitary man who walks across the wasteland that was once america. Denzels script selection continues to improve grant j. He even did a sarongmarong technique denzels bolo design was pretty nasty too.
Does anyone know what the book is that denzel washington robert mccall is talking about. They nod, acknowledging denzels fundamental human decency. After watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. The book of eli by albert hughes, allen hughes albert.
But what it does offer is fantastic especially early in the film when we are introduced to denzels character. Denzel washington reads from the book of eli collider. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a. Fortunately for eli he has memorized the whole bible because in a dramatic twist it turns out hes been blind this. The magnificent seven is a 2016 american western action film directed by antoine fuqua and written by nic pizzolatto and richard wenk. Yet what separates this film from the i am legends, the waterworlds or the many other postapocalyptic films is what washingtons character is protecting the last bible on earth. March 10, 2010 in honor of last sundays oscars, heres a movie that should be honored at next years ceremony but, given that sandra bullock just won best actress for blind side, clearly wont be. In postapocalyptic, wasteland america, washington plays eli, a sunglasswearing, nomadic. 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. Denzel washington reads from the book of eli by steve frosty weintraub september 5, 2008. The book of eli where to watch streaming and online.
Find where to watch the book of eli in new zealand. Denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. The script was conceived by english screenwriter gary whitta and then subsequently rewritten by american screenwriter. A postapocalyptic tale, in which a lone man called eli denzel washington fights his way across america to protect a sacred book that holds the secret to saving humankind. The acting is adequate throughout, but not dazzling. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. Solara sees eli has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. Denzel washington a revelation in book of eli business. The oscarwinning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Is denzel washington blind in the book of eli answers. Feb 21, 2010 interview with the book of eli director allen hughes. Book of eli is an interesting film with a few flashes of well performed martial arts action, but not really enough for it to qualify for the title of martial arts movie.
Interview with the book of eli director allen hughes. 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. Denzel washington especially brings the amazing character of eli to life with his passionate performance. Denzel washington s character eli is blind in the movie book of eli.
Just saw the book of eli and i was impressed with denzel s bolo fighting scenes as well as the other fma techniques that he executed. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. Surprise to jennifer beale from flashdance in it but shes still very beautiful and her character is interesting. The arrow slowly moves with bad cgi before impaling the cat and fading to a different scene of denzels eli walking down a long long road very very slowly. New trailer for the book of eli starring denzel washington. In book of eli, denzel washington proves that age is nothing but a number, as he deftly fights and kills his way to action hero status in a postapocalyptic world that will no doubt some big boxoffice numbers. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. Interview with denzel washington the book of elidenzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the 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. Movies has debuted the theatrical trailer for the film, and it sets up more clearly the conflict between eli denzels character and carnegie oldman, a town leader who will apparently stop at nothing to get elis book. The book of eli is a wellcrafted film with stunning cinematography, a haunting score, and moving performances from the ensemble cast. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. After looking around i saw that im not the only one.
Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. In the movie, the book of eli with denzel washington when he puts on his ipod for the first time, when he is in that house eating the cat he caught well what is the song he listens to and falls asleep to. Many props to jeff imada for his sharing the fmas through his stuntfight choreography work. And no, i dont think denzels character was a sociopath. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was. Home entertainment thebook of eli cant have a sequel. The book of eli from denzel washingtons best roles e. Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her.
The film is scheduled to be released on january 15, 2010. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Feel the power in your hands with this massive the book of eli machete. Things will be bleak, but at least you can follow denzel washington around as he wanders the parched landscape with floods of gravitas, occasionally engaging in awesomely staged silhouettemelees with bands of barbarian thugs. He even did a sarongmarong technique denzel s bolo design was pretty nasty too. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. It will make you cry at parts, laugh at parts, goose pimples will appear on your arms at parts, it will also make you cheer out loud from your seat. Denzel washington the book of eli 2010 trailer movie. This movie is a biblical reference, with the main message being walk by faith not by sight. I dont feel that the film makes a very good case for the usefulness of religion.
What is the book that denzel washington is talking about. The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. Also in the movie, he makes a reference to moby dick which leads me to believe that this line is also about a real book. 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. It s 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. Remember the titans was touching, uplifting, inspiring, motivating, and triumphant. Was very impressed with the story line and denzels character. Quote dear lord thank you for giving me strength and conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. As such, i assume he had a guiding role in its creation.
Denzel washington, the hughes bros speak from the book of. Washington and oldham are enough to get me into the theater and check this one out. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene youtube. He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. In book of eli, denzels character is supposed to be protecting the bible in order to preserve its teachings because god himself spoke to him and told him to do so. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining bible. The book of eli if there is a particular jacket that you would like to find more information about, please enter it in this section. My favourite actor of all time would have to be sidney poitier. The book of eli or denzel washington is cooler in slow motion. 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. In the end, the book of eli feels more like a simplistic, post apocalyptic parable with singledimension characters who have no arc rather than a satisfying film. The only problem i have with the book of eli is that denzels fighting style looks slow.
The book of eli is an upcoming postapocalyptic drama film directed by the hughes brothers and starring denzel washington and gary oldman. It is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, which in turn is a reimagining of the 1954 film seven samurai. At the very least, he admitted his actions were evil, and admitted that someone else could indeed be a better person than him. We will work at trying to get the information added to the site. Everything in this film is predicated on the notion that, if a bible falls into the wrong hands, it could be used to start a religion and religion, of course, would be bad. Remember, he asked solaris mother when she lost her sight she. Jan, 2010 the book of eli centers on a lone hero named eli washington who must fight his way across the wasteland of post apocalyptic america to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving the. The book of eli or denzel washington is cooler in slow. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. If your question is not about the movie itself but about the book denzel washingtons fictional character eli carried, that book is a. Denzel washington was also recently seen wearing prescription glasses and chubbing up to star along side john travolta in tony scotts remake of the taking of pelham 1 2 3.1503 763 250 642 860 1259 111 252 401 933 797 385 574 926 820 853 1151 338 1234 972 1206 987 1019 1451 1331 1047 831 933 608 904 970 537 1338