According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. Watch the movie very carefully, and its pretty apparent. He obviously struggles with his own personal failings, but, for the most part, acts according to the book he defends so vehemently. His dangerous and often selfsacrificial mission, inspired by god and rooted in a deepseated personal faith, is certainly inspiring.
The script was conceived by english screenwriter gary whitta and then subsequently rewritten by american screenwriter. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. A late inciting incident brings eli face to face with criminal kingpin, and bookfanatic, carnegie gary oldman. Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the lord of hosts at shiloh, where the two sons of eli, hophni and phinehas, were priests of the lord. And what makes it so powerful, in large part, is that it is perfectly scored.
Realizing eli is a literate man like himself, carnegie forces him to stay the night under guard. For much of its running time, the book of eli, the purported comeback film. The postapocalypse film may be getting old after films like children of men, the road, i am legend, etc. So, there are some interesting book of mormon parallels worth investigating. In fact, one actress, in particular, remains a close friend to oher. Loving your neighbors is only the second greatest commandmentthe first is to love the lord your god with all your heart, soul, and mind. The action sequences were visually impressive and the desaturated look is a good fit. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it.
I didnt have plans to go see the book of eli, even though the trailer made it look like. In the bible, eli grew gradually more blind, from partial sight up to the stage of his eyes were set so he could not see. Death race 2000 nostradamus predictions the book of eli after earth yearly horoscope barrack obama us presidents mind blown. 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. Now i have to go back and what the film all over again with this integral information. This book by bill myers, eli follows the story of a tv journalist named conrad davis. He obviously struggles with his own personal failings, but, for the most part, acts according to. Eli, it turns out, is blind and has been miraculously brought to the library, where he dictates the entire bible to a scribe. Michael oher is still friends with the cast of the blind side though michael oher was not a fan of the blind side, he seems to get along with the actors and actresses from the film just fine. Im not sure that would happen over the brief duration of the film, but maybe he wasnt fully blind in the film, but had learnt brail in the world before so as to better be able to read.
Johnson were quick to acknowledge john lee hancock, a veteran filmmaker who wrote and directed the blind side, which was based on a real story and a book by michael lewis. Eli lulai 403 character images behind the voice actors. He is thrown into a world where jesus christ was not born 2,000 years ago, but born in todays society. 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. He sends solara mila kunis, the comely daughter of his blind lover claudia. Everything about the book of eli was amazing to me.
How blind side found a path to the oscars the new york. May 27, 2010 eli, it turns out, is blind and has been miraculously brought to the library, where he dictates the entire bible to a scribe. He is able to find the pawn shop in the first place, even though he s never been there. Jul 30, 20 a great example of this is denzel washingtons portrayal of eli in the book of eli, a 2010 american postapocalyptic action film. Jan 16, 2010 eli was lead to the book by the spiritvoice of god. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Eli closes his eyes every time he reads the bible in order to more focus his sense of touch and cut off the visual stimuli. Death as a gift, isolation, sacrificing the few for the many and shelter. So i guess, in my case, it suffered from a kind of shark tale vs. The electronic reverbs of guitar and piano echo throughout the soundtrack and give it an empty, desolate feel. To this day, its one of my favorite movies and a touching story about the bible. Jan, 2010 a late inciting incident brings eli face to face with criminal kingpin, and book fanatic, carnegie gary oldman.
The latest to be released is the hughes brothers the book of eli. Revolutions, neo is blinded by his adversary agent smith near the end of the film. Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her. Spectacular is what describes atticus ross score for the book of eli. Fictional characters who are blind braille works blog. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. Of the few survivors, a huge percentage have become rapists and. Denzel washington stars as the most righteous killer since travis bickle, a bible. Take a visual walk through his career and see 403 images of the characters hes voiced. 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. Blind side offensive tackle michael oher tells the real.
Carnegie is the main antagonist in the 2010 postapocalyptic film the book of eli. He tries to get claudia who is blind to read it, but she claims with a smile. Billy animated short covering carnegies back story i am legend includes 4 awesome animated comics. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. Mar 22, 2011 people seem to think so, but when he heard a noise outside why did he get. For that matter, eli is something of a modernday elijah. Hes reluctantly allowed solora mila kunis, the daughter of claudia jennifer beals, carnegies blind companion, to tag. Jan 01, 2000 this book by bill myers, eli follows the story of a tv journalist named conrad davis. The office remained in his family till the time of abiathar 1 kings 2.
It takes place in the shade under a bridge, and is really well done, with the camera standing still and the choreography forming a sort of. It is revealed that eli is blind and the bible he was carrying is written in braille. The director is acutely aware that gary oldmans character is much more interesting than eli, and the focus of the film substantially shifts for the better to what he wants the. The name of the one was hannah, and the name of the other, peninnah. The book of eli has an incredible biblical message, which tells the story of elis unwavering faith as he honors god with his life and follows gods will no. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. The book of eli original motion picture soundtrack by. Watch the book of eli movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. The earths ozone layer was apparently severely damaged resulting in many being severely burned by uv rays andor blinded.
The book of eli is a fantastic movie, whether you are religious or not. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. The book of eli by albert hughes, allen hughes albert. Eli lulai is a hebrew voice actor known for voicing roger dearly. Its not the coolest, deepest, or most badass postapocalyptic. The hughes brothers are great directors and they will be reuniting to bring us a second installment in this incredible series. Blind mystic baba vangas and nostradamus predictions for. 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. In the movie the book of eli was eli blind the entire. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene youtube. And peninnah had children, but hannah had no children.
Book of eli 2 2021 rumors, plot, cast, and release date news. Carnegie sizes up eli as a man of secrets, and sends in his adopted daughter solara mila kunis to act as a prostitutespy. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. Denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson and. Jun 26, 2018 despite the two answers you have already received to the contrary, yes the character eli in the book of eli was blind. Eli rebuffs her affection, but unintentionally lets her see the hefty bible he possesses. Like mccarthys pulitzerprizewinning the road and its recent firstrate screen adaptation, the book of eli takes place after civilizations been decimated. Hes obsessed with finding a certain book with which he hopes to eventually take over the world.
Denzel portrays the title character of eli, a mysterious man who walks around around a destroyed world carrying a book he believes can save humanity. So he tries to recruit eli to his government, and when that fails sets off with his henchmen to catch up with the hero, who mysteriously escapes confinement, and secure the book. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. The book of eli includes additional scenes a lost tale. Michael lewis author michael lewis american nonfiction author and financial journalist. The book of eli denzel washington joins charlton heston, will smith, viggo mortenson, vincent price, woody harrelson, mel gibson, walle, mel ferrer and harry belafonte by making a postapocalyptic movie and its a good one.
Theres just so much to it, the use of synthesized and orchestral music beautifully conveys the blind manversushumans theme of the movie. The book of eli dvd, 2010 the entire country has been destroyed by what appears to have been a nuclear apocalypse 3035 years before. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. He sends solara mila kunis, the comely daughter of his blind lover claudia jennifer beals, to get the book. Jan 15, 2010 eli completely missed the most important lesson to be learned from his precious book. This man was brillant in this movie, simply brilliant. New york, to be found some 1400 years later by joseph smith. The book of eli wasnt bad but i felt it was a little hokeygimmicky. Atticus ross, the producer and musician who collaborated with trent reznor on four nine inch nails albums, founded the group 12 rounds and produced the perry farrell single go all the way into the twilight for twilight, is the one chosen to supply the original score for the hughes brothers much anticipated postapocalyptic adventure the book of eli. He was portrayed by gary oldman, who also portrayed norman stansfield in leon.
He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. Who has more movies denzel washington or will smith. A famous prison of alcatraz, which for the story served as a perfect fortress against casual marauders because it was an island and also in truth a fortress. Especially just after watching the road, a film that, to me, seemed to be a much more gripping post apocalyptic tale. Its certainly uneven, and many viewers will find that its reach exceeds its grasp, but the book of eli finds the hughes. Jul 08, 2015 the book of eli 2010 silhouette slaughter scene. Solara sees eli has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. Eli is a wanderer, but the film does not center on his life. Eli by bill myers goodreads meet your next favorite book. The book of eli original motion picture soundtrack by various. Audiences dont find out eli is blind until the end of the movie when the antagonist. He is thrown into another world after a car accident.
After seeing him take out an entire gang single handedly in his bar carnagie tries to hire eli and even tries to seduce him by sending him the comely solara mila kunis. He s just going from point a to point b, and plowing through obstacles. People eli smith wnyc new york public radio, podcasts. Is denzel washington blind in the book of eli answers. He then beats claudia in front of solara in order to find out if eli has the book he. The most likely way eli would have come to be able to read brail what the book was written in would be that he was blind.
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 safe location on the west coast of. Blind characters often evoke feelings and responses from the audience that arent always felt for other characters. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. Hancocks first half is a blast, allowing will smith to be at his snarky best. Book of eli 2 2021 rumors, plot, cast, and release date. He became a contributing editor for vanity fair and has written for the new york times and other political magazines. Carnegie is searching for a book that he believes will help him gain more. Robert neville will smith, a brilliant scientist, is a survivor of a manmade plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants. The professional, drexl spivey in true romance, egor korshunov in air force one, mason verger in hannibal, jeanbaptiste emanuel zorg in the fifth element, lord shen in kung fu panda 2, count dracula in bram stokers dracula, dreyfus. Book of elii am legend by albert hughes, francis lawrence. Eli has several conversations with people while looking right at them. He is able to find the pawn shop in the first place, even though hes never been there. Johnson were quick to acknowledge john lee hancock, a veteran filmmaker who wrote and directed the blind side, which was based on. Joseph smith taught that he was lead to the golden plates by angelic direction.
I felt the movie was heavyhanded in its religious themes. Eli was lead to the book by the spiritvoice of god. American folk music, as told by eli smith and jerron blind boy paxton friday, april 08, 2016 please explain is all about folk music, just in time for the brooklyn folk festival at st. He then proceeds to recite the bible to lombardi word for word, allowing him to make new copies. Here are some points in favor of eli possessing sight. In the first movie we get to see what it was like to be a blind man in that world but. Take a visual walk through his career and see 403 images of the characters he s voiced. He was the first of the line of ithamar, aarons fourth son 1 chronicles 24. Some feel maybe he was blind before, which explains how he was able to. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. In the book of eli was denzel washington blind the whole time.897 196 848 850 1529 1280 67 467 1075 673 1164 134 94 1569 395 1354 85 1544 562 1265 205 578 1517 1580 184 476 774 1032 1054 685 259 956 311