Being a postapocalyptic movie, that writing can be referenced to an apocalyptic book in the bible, revelation. Its not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future. That night he sends one of his servants solara to keep eli company. Denzel washington, mila kunis, gary oldman, malcolm mcdowell. Jan 11, 2010 the book of eli takes the top spot on all three home video charts jun 24, 2010.
The book of eli bts apocalyptic san francisco 2010 denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd duration. The book of eli 2010 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. So originality is not exactly elis calling card, but it clearly establishes its. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible. The crisis of religious representation in the book of eli 2010. This picture is one big waste of time, including that of the actors and those in the audience who pay to see it. Financial analysis of the book of eli 2010 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. Eli, reproduced in the preceding pages to this introduction, is a book of prophecy, written by the anonymous author eli.
It hosts 500 plus fulllength tv shows and 5000 plus movies. 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, jennifer beals and mila kunis. Theres one book in particular that hes desperate to find, a. 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, star of the book of eli, is one of the most successful and highly respected hollywood figures. The hughes brothers on the book of eli, dethroning avatar, and tiger woods. Elkanah also had another wife who bore him children. The denzel washington film was victorious in dvd sales, rentals and bluray sales. Eli leaves and kills a bunch of carnegies men in a shoot out. Book summary his instructor, moshe the beadle, returns from a neardeath experience and warns that nazi aggressors will soon threaten the serenity of their lives.
Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. After a shootout at a house in the middle of nowhere, solara and the book are captured and eli is wounded. The book of eli takes the form of an ultraviolent graphic novel, with washington as a steely man with no name type who cuts a righteous path through the gullets of sinners and savages. 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. Despite its scifi postapocalyptic trappings, the book of eli is almost purely a western, as much so in its references to other western genre films and its use of western motifs as appaloosa perhaps the most recent western to use an old west setting. Keep reading for the big, angry, but still important rant about a huge issue in this book, but first, a quick description. He restores my soul he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake, though i walk through the valle. 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. Jan 29, 2010 despite its scifi postapocalyptic trappings, the book of eli is almost purely a western, as much so in its references to other western genre films and its use of western motifs as appaloosa perhaps the most recent western to use an old west setting. Book of eli, end of the world, and the western the.
Religion and language in contemporary film wikiversity. Hannahs eventual child, samuel, was raised by eli in the tabernacle. And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away.
Jan, 2010 im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. 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. Its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds denzel washington protecting the last copy of a very. Which bible verses are used in the movie book of eli as the. The book of eli is not a mustread orange county register. The book of eli and youth in revolt critics consensus. It turns out the book in question is a bible, the last one known to exist. As an actor, producer and director, hes made his mark on the film industry, an industry that has recognized him with two academy awards best actor for training day and best supporting actor for glory, three oscar nominations, and 95 other awards and nominations. 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. America is a postapocalyptic wasteland and denzel washington is the only selfsufficient badass. After a shootout at a house in the middle of nowhere, solara and the book are captured and. Elie wiesel meets moshe the beadle in sighet, romania in 1941.
Books like the city of ember and the road, while they may acknowledge a dim sense of spirituality or hope, generally steer clear of explicit christian references. As a book of interpretation, this book, also called the book of eli, seeks to. 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. He gets in a fight with some of carnegies men and wins. Most everyone wears goggles and leather in the postapocalyptic wasteland of the book of eli. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. Eliezer elie wiesel won the nobel prize peace prize in 1986 for spreading his message of peace after his horrific experiences as a holocaust survivor. Determined to protect a sacred text that promises to save humanity, eli goes on a quest westward across the barren, postapocalyptic country. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it. In the nottoodistant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once america. Though just a brief 116 pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and the author won the nobel prize in 1986.
It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. Jul 02, 2012 in the book of eli, denzel washington stars as a lone warrior named eli, who fights his way across the desolate wasteland of nearfuture america to realize his destiny and deliver the. But denzel washingtons latest film, the book of eli unapologetically confronts issues of faith, sacrifice, and, most notably, the bible. So many other movies are referenced that we almost miss it when their.
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. The book of eli is sort of the boiling point of this sciencefiction concept, a combination of last years the road and george millers the road warrior. The book of eli takes the top spot on all three home video charts jun 24, 2010. Elie wiesel, is a chronicle of his days spent in the auschwitz concentration camp. Carnegie hires thugs to look for the bible and wants to hire eli. She discovers his book and begs him to read her some passages. When all foreign jews are expelled, moshe is deported. Everybodys talking about what happens after the apocalypse these days. In a postapocalyptic world, after a war has destroyed civilization and killed most of the human population, one man denzel washington walks alone through the desolate wasteland, fighting thugs and cannibals while protecting a copy of the bible, which he thinks can save the world. This summary of the book of 1 samuel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of 1 samuel. In the ensuing shootout solara is captured and eli hands over the book in exchange for her life. A meteorite and a subsequent war 30 years earlier has scorched the earth and the population. Elizer wiesel grew up in sighet, a small town in translyvania.
I put this together myself after seeing people actually disagreed about this. He cheats on his wife with pretty much anything that will move. Carnegie encourages the traveler to spend the night in his town. Jan 15, 2010 the hughes brothers on the book of eli, dethroning avatar, and tiger woods. These are the sources and citations used to research the book of eli. The book of eli2010 was an original script written by gary whitta. A warrior not by choice but necessity, eli denzel washington seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. This book gives us an autobiographical account of the horrors under the nazi regime, through the eyes of young eliezer. The book of eli 2010 47% critics 64% audience determined to protect a sacred text that promises to save humanity, eli goes on a quest westward across the barren, postapocalyptic country. The hughes brothers on the book of eli, dethroning avatar. He is a strict orthodox jew who is tutored by moshe the beadle. Dystopian analysis the book of eli is about a postapocalyptic dystopian reality that the protagonist eli is attempting to survive in.
The film falls in the post apocalyptic dystopian genre, and as such has similarities with many other similar films, novels, and. Night, by elie wiesel, is a work of holocaust literature with a decidedly autobiographical slant. In the 2010 film the book of eli, denzel washington stars as eli, a lone traveler wandering. Carnegie takes the book and solara, and shoots eli, leaving him for dead. Eli has a book which is discovered as the bible and he is trying to deliver it to a location he doesnt specify.
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. When eli failed to rein in the abusive behavior of his sons, yahweh promised to punish his family, resulting. This bibliography was generated on cite this for me on monday, october 31, 2016. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the. The book of eli is an effective postapocalyptic action movie with elements from both comic books and westerns thrown in for good measure. Continuing toward the west coast, eli explains his mission. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the ending.
Pdf the book of eli and the identity in a world of scarcity and devastation. However, the book of judges always mentions the years of oppression in contrast to the period of a judges dispensation. He says that he was led to the book by a voice in his head, directing him to travel westward to a place it would be safe, and assuring that he would be protected and guided on his journey. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. In the book of eli, denzel washington stars as a lone warrior named eli, who fights his way across the desolate wasteland of nearfuture america to realize his destiny and deliver the.
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. At a time when theaters are experiencing a glut of doomsday scenarios, the hughes ashen, bombedout future world looks a little too familiar, no matter how crisply they present it. In the future, according to the book of eli, well all dress like were in a nine inch nails video. See more ideas about the book of eli, this or that questions and gmo facts. In the second section, this paper analyzes the literary references. The book of eli is a dark fable set in postapocalyptic america, starring denzel washington as a lone, holy. Much of the film was shot in new mexico, and it makes extensive use of that western. 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. The book of eli begins as eli is engaged in one of his regular. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf.
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. Which bible verses are used in the movie book of eli as. At this point, he knows hes dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. Too intense, i whispered when the book of eli crossed the screen, although he had already read my mind. Book of eli, end of the world, and the western the official.107 105 1171 182 1182 1257 1527 423 1231 227 1027 917 1479 503 454 711 701 966 165 256 1039 508 190 1150 1131 10 235 1125 1251 1297 1042 309 1103 1170 1013 645 735 316 21 197 504 185