Their next work, uncensored videos was broadcast on. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. As eli dictates, lombardi writes it all down, word for word. The book of eli is about to celebrate its ten year anniversary on january 11, 2020. Thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, eli travels on foot toward the west coast of the former united states. It was one of a spat of post apocalyptic dramas with washed out color and characters who care more about surviving to the end of the day than dental hygiene. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf. 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.
If eli was actually blind then thats one of the crappiest shyamalanesque twist ive seen. Jesus and the book of eli part 1 remember the book of eli. 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. Apr 27, 2012 is eli blind in the movie the book of eli. This movie deserves its r rating based on extreme amounts of violence and. He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. The book of eli soundtrack convoy destruct by owolowa. A few observations about the book of eli welcome to. 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.
With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. Used with an arrow in the beginning, but the rest of the movie only uses regular slowmo. 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 came out in 2010, just a year after the road starring vigo mortensen. The book of eli is rated r under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. His bible is written in braille, which is that dotanddash language books and signs meant for blind persons are written in. Eli a was, according to the books of samuel, a high priest of shiloh. Taken inside, eli is revealed to be blind, and dictates the new king james version of the bible from memory to. Theres this whole issue, without giving it away, is he blind, is he not. If you just knew the order of the books in the bible, you could learn braille by. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it.
Why was there never a sequel to the movie the book of eli. Timothy eli and the nephilim testament sub chapter 4 part 1 gary whitta on the book of eli 10 best s with blind proonists ranked screenrant in the book of eli 2010 pes his hand over fictional characters who are blind braille works. Eli is best remembered for his blessing on samuels mother and for. 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. Eli is the main protagonist in the 2010 dystopian postapocalyptic thrillerdrama film the book of eli.
The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. Its not until shortly before the film ends that we learn the most remarkable thing about eli. 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. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. Eli is blind and if so, he either trained himself to be able to travel, hunt, shoot, etc. In the bible, eli grew gradually more blind, from partial sight up to the stage of his. 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. Denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. When eli failed to rein in the abusive behavior of his sons, yahweh promised to punish his family, resulting.
Unless youre particularly observant its not outright apparent that hes blind when watching the first time until the very end of the movie when the camera zooms in and you can see his eyes are clouded. Sep 21, 2014 after watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. After looking around i saw that im not the only one. Resistant to give into this mad mans wishes, eli tries to flee the town, to continue on his journey west, as god had instructed. These kinds of people are quite common to the inhabitants of the world of the book of eli, even to the extent of people being able to tell that they are cannibals due to a quivering in their hands caused by kuru, a disease spread only through cannibalism. Jan 21, 2010 in the postapocalyptic biblical thriller the book of eli, denzel washington plays a blind man who feels hes been called by god to carry the last remaining copy of the bible across the country. Please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes. Throughout the film he makes references to his blindness, as he shows examples of how he smells and hears things much more than the others. 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. Sure he has a good sense of smell and hearing ability but at no point in the movie does it imply that he is blind. 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. The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. The book he carries with him is a brail bible which he literally guards with his life.
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. They made their first short film, how to be a burglar shortly after freshman year. 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. If you look at the movie, sometimes i actually bumped into stuff and they used it. Inspired by eli s defiance, solara, the daughter of carnegies blind, commonlaw wife, wants to escape with him to the desert. Eli tells the guards that he has a copy of the bible. Eli is really good at killing people, but feels guilty about it throwaway guns. There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was.
As eli is speaking, the camera zooms in on his eyes, and we see that eli is blind. Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist wired. 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. Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her. The book in question is written in braille but makes for an equally surprising revelation. 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. Asked in drama movies was eli blind in the movie book of eli. A soldier had returned through the back gate and given the news of the battle to the people. Eli in the bible was a jewish priest living in the days of the judges and serving god at the tabernacle in shiloh, a city near the hill country of ephraim 1 samuel 1. But denzel washingtons latest film, the book of eli unapologetically confronts issues of faith, sacrifice, and, most notably, the bible.
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. The book of eli starts out with 10 minutes of dialoguefree imagery depicting the type of postapocalyptic wasteland made familiar in recent months by the road and terminator salvation. Among the pile of books and magazines brought before carnegie and subsequently burned is a copy of the da vinci code these hands have killed. The girl sees eli s book, and when carnegie finds out. Jesus and the book of eli part 1 worldviews, worship.
Unable to read the bible in braille, carnegie gary oldman begs claudia jennifer beals to help him. The book of eli believable except for this one small thing. Eli has been traveling for about thirty to thirty one years, during that time he has formed many survival skills most of which allow him to do things that would be near impossible for a man his age believed to be late forties to earlymid fifties. Eli raamat is an estonian equivalent to the title of the movie the book of eli.
However, eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. 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 plothole is that eli constantly makes eye contact and watches people even though he is blind. Was denzel washingtons character in book of eli blind. 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. 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. I plowed through my pile of to be read books, until december, a month off book club, fewer school days, fewer activities.
A wound from elis gun has infected his leg and he has little time to live. He heard a voice in his head to carry the worlds last bible west, and. 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. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Solara sees eli has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. 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. The bible he had with him was in braille and is of no use to carnegie, who finds his city falling apart now that he no longer has his soldiers to maintain order.
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. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. Jan 07, 2020 the book of eli is about to celebrate its ten year anniversary on january 11, 2020. The book of eli is, perhaps, the most explicitly christian film ive seen come out of the secular film industry since the passion of the christ. 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. The girl sees eli s book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. These kinds of people are common to the inhabitants of the world of the book of eli. As the film ends, eli who we now realize is blind has memorized the entire king james bible. The big twist in the book of eli is that at the end is it revealed that eli is blind and his bible is in braille. Indeed, its something of a sunday sermon wrapped in a mad max adventure.
But the book of eli s screenwriter gary whitta attached to write an upcoming star wars entry, and a tried and true one of us type nerd builds a fairly defined world in which to tell eli s story of a mission from god. Whatever caused this apocalypse is undisclosed, but it becomes clear that religion was blamed and holy books the. The book of eli was directed by twins, albert and allen hughes. It is when eli and solara are alone that his true, peaceful nature is revealed.
I let it sit on my hubbys shelf with his other to be read books. Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist the book of eli starts out with 10 minutes of dialoguefree imagery depicting the type of postapocalyptic wasteland made familiar in recent. The girl sees elis book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. 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. Denzel washington in a world where it pays to be a loner. Averted when eli runs out of handgun ammunition and sets his gun down on a car but retrieves it before he leaves.
This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene youtube. 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. 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. 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. Its not a hyperreverent snoozer like the blind side, but an. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. 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.
After looking around i saw that im not the only one who questions whether or not he is. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. Eli is staring her down for her reaction to his test. Jan, 2010 im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away.
Jan 26, 2016 good morning, have you seen the movie the book of eli i saw it when it came out, and ive recently seen it again at home, i really like it. There are several examples throughout the film of him looking at things and people at the very beginning of the film he looks out and around to observe his environment, he aims with his gun, he is able to. So were led to believe at the end that eli is blind. The book of eli soundtrack carnegies demise by owolowa. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the the book of eli article. Eli was, according to the books of samuel, a high priest of shiloh. By every thing that is shown in the movie i simply cannot accept that eli was blind. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. The island yes, its alcatraz has its own printing pressa dinosaur that is handset and hand operated. Their parents divorced when they were two years old, and they began making movies at age 12. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia to send her daughter, solara, to at least convince eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. 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.
In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. Book of eli 2 2021 rumors, plot, cast, and release date. 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. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. Hi, i made this video to prove that eli is not blind at least not in this scene. 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. The book of eli is a boon for believers, says john nolte in breitbarts big hollywood. This would explain why eli never traveled at night and was not totally blinded by a nuclear flash, if he was completely blind night would give him a much larger. Is eli blind in the book of eli image collections book. Asked in denzel washington was denzel washington supposed to be blind in the movie the book of eli.
It fantasizes a world in which everything has been. He is played by actor denzel washington, who also portrayed lincoln rhyme, john creasy and robert mccall. The girl sees eli s book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she. If you watch the movie for a second time you can catch on. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. After watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. The biblewhat it is and what it sayslies at the heart of this cinematic book. Hannahs eventual child, samuel, was raised by eli in the tabernacle.943 1076 1475 771 206 334 790 1522 1541 654 615 1106 1397 1460 97 171 1214 877 647 1098 204 362 788 897 584 821 809 1476 250 13 1404 824 24 209 108 360 273