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. On book of eli, the main antagonist believes he could dominate other cities and people with a certain book, and has some sort of devotion for them, just as someone that would hoard books on fahrenheit 451. During the final act of this movie, elis voiceover is a prayer monologue. The book of eli is a sequel to fahrenheit 451 spoilers. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. The twist at the end of the movie is that you find out that eli is blind, and the bible he has is written in braille. Wiesel based the bookat least in parton his own experiences during world war ii. Jan, 2010 im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. Jan 11, 2010 the book of eli repeats atop the dvd and bluray sales charts jul 1, 2010. The trees stripped of their bark and white like ghosts. The film presents some religious subthemes, which might find differing interpretations by different viewers. I put this together myself after seeing people actually disagreed about this.
Eli wakes up to find himself in heaven talking to god. Im sure the ending to book of eli will raise a lot of issues and debate, so well be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Now, with book of eli screening, were putting it back up. The book of eli is a movie set in a post apocalyptic world about a guy named eli, played by denzel washington. Samantha bee models what an audienceless monologue looks. 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. Jan 11, 2010 and dont get me started on the twist ending, which makes absolutely no sense. Check back often to see new entries, and consider entering your own students work.
Thats a pretty big word for someone who works in the film industry. All of the others on the east coast are following suit. Jul 08, 2015 this feature is not available right now. Jun 01, 2012 best movie endings the book of eli joel rose. The book of eli is an entertaining flick with a strong eye for action and style, but the story is a little lacking. Theres not much here thats fresh, and the few new wrinkles failed to impress me. He cheats on his wife with pretty much anything that will move. Book of eli denzel washington on the spirituality of the movie duration. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do.
Elijah recites the entire bible from memory to record keepers at san quentin prison. This picture is one big waste of time, including that of the actors and those in the. A montage of deleted scenes on the dvd include a scene where claudia reads the braille bible to. The book of eli 2010 elis final prayer scene 1010 movieclips duration. Then you look outside and meet the horrifying truth.
Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Night, by elie wiesel, is a work of holocaust literature with a decidedly autobiographical slant. His wife, finally tired of elis extracurricular activities, puts a gypsy curse on him. 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 without a doubt the best monologue book i have encountered in years. There are a few clues that indicate nuclear war, like the large bomb craters the. As the wind knocks against your house, you wonder, is this really the wind. Jan 12, 2010 and dont get me started on the twist ending, which makes absolutely no sense. So, eli is journeying by a drifting, wandering path into the western half of the former united states, on a mission from god. After a shootout at a house in the middle of nowhere, solara and the book are captured and. The book of eli is an effective postapocalyptic action movie with elements from both comic books and westerns thrown in for good measure. The film that i have decided to use is the book of eli i have chose this film because of the amount of enigma in the opening scene. It is always a difficult choice for an actor to find a fresh monologue that is compelling and well written.
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. The book of eli is a stylish film that is reminiscent of i am legend and other postapocalyptic stories, though it carves out a niche for itself due to its strong characters and its central theme. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. Perhaps its the freshness of that movie, and the popularity and respect afforded mccarthys book, that will make the road so prevalent in any evaluation of the hughes bros. After a shootout at a house in the middle of nowhere, solara and the book are captured and eli is wounded. Eli leaves and kills a bunch of carnegies men in a shoot out. Eli refuses and the young solara is sent to change his mind. Make no mistake, the book of eli is a postapocalyptic actionadventure movie. Eli passes through a town and encounters the big dog in charge a man named carnegie played by gary oldman. However, eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. Ive always been a big fan of post apocalyptic films but for some reason i never got round to seeing this film until years after, and yet again i kick myself. Described as a warrior by necessity, eli seeks peace.
It fantasizes a world in which everything has been. Denzel washington at an event for the book of eli 2010 denzel washington in the book of eli. I finished the book in two sittings because the book always left you curious of. In the nottoodistant future, across the wasteland of what once was america, a lone warrior washington must fight to bring civilization the knowledge that could be the key to its redemption and save the future of humanity. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from eli, but the man proves to be a formidable. In a postapocalyptic world, a lone hero guards the book of eli, which provides knowledge that could redeem society.
Each book offers a unique perspective on investing, allowing the. The book of eli begins as eli is engaged in one of his regular affairs. America has suffered a catastrophic destruction and civilization and law have disappeared. In the wake of the passion of the christ, the expected deluge of big budget christian entertainments has never quite materialized, but the logline for the postapocalyptic thriller the book of eliabout a biblical warrior who protects the last known copy of the good booksuggests a late start. Thank you lord for a warm bed to sleep on, thank you for the food we are about to eat, thank you for a roof over our heads on cold nights such as this, thank you for companionship in. These kinds of people are common to the inhabitants of the world of the book of eli. Each month, we choose winners and publish many of the entries we receive. The book of eli mashes together scraps from mad max, a boy and his dog and the fallout series. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing the book of eli near you. The book of eli written by gary whitta june 21, 2007 a civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed. The book in question is written in braille but makes for an equally surprising revelation. Thank you lord for a warm bed to sleep on, thank you for the food we are about to eat, thank you for a roof over our heads on cold nights such as this, thank you for companionship in hard times like. 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. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton.
Now by the time of the movie, books are extremely rare and eli has the last copy of the bible, that happens to be written on braille. 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. Gary oldmans character finally gets the book, only to get pissed to find out he cant read it. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a.
Eli moves toward a large walkin closet and opens the door. Used with an arrow in the beginning, but the rest of the movie only uses regular slowmo. The book of eli written by gary whitta june 21, 2007 a civilization is destroyed only when. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. The big kahuna final monologue now its down to zero. Carnegie gary oldman steals the bible but finds that the book is in braille and cant read it. The book is the bible and elijah denzel washington is revealed to be blind.
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. Full frontal with samantha bee was the first latenight talk show to go audienceless due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Find out where the book of eli is streaming, if the book of eli is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. And dont get me started on the twist ending, which makes absolutely no sense. Forums filipino martial arts filipino martial arts general ther book of eli denzel washington does kali discussion in filipino martial arts general. The writing is exceptional, the topics varied and challenging. The book of eli 2010 thirty years after war turned the world into a wasteland, a lone warrior named eli denzel washington marches across the ruined landscape, carrying hope for humanitys. I think the main reason is the first response the bible was the big book.
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. The book of eli is a little like the popcorn version of john hillcoats adaptation of cormac mccarthys postapocalyptic novel. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. The film opens with a really riveting scene, slowly panning across a wooded area covered in ash, and with more ash still falling from the sky. The book of eli falls prey to several of the problems that the road had, and while it wasnt as big a failure as that film, its still a lot of apocalyptic wasteland to get through. Everyone at opa is allin because olivia has saved each of them in small and big ways, and here, we see the beginning of scandals monologue strategy. The book of eli 2010 ending spoiler movie mistakes. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf. Working from a script by gary whitta, the hughes brothers, albert and allen, have made a stark. Quotes from denzel washington movies and tv shows, plus mistakes, questions, trivia and more.
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. On one hand its similar to every other postapocalyptic film that came before. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the ending. 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. The girl sees eli s book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us. Im sure the ending to book of eli will raise a lot of issues and debate, so well be curious to. Eli reaches down for his final possession an old samurai sword in a scabbard. The movieclips channel is the largest collection of licensed movie. For out of the ground we were taken, for the dust we. The book of eli 2010 bar fight sermon scene 310 movieclips duration. The book of eli stars denzel washington as a lone wanderer, making his away across a postnuclear holocaust america, scavenging and scraping to survive and well adept at it. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies.
Dramatic monologue for men denzel washington as eli in the book of eli. Gary wheeler has achieved this goal substantially in the monologue book. Determined to protect a sacred text that promises to save humanity, eli goes on a quest westward across the barren, postapocalyptic country. If by town, you mean the colony where eli and solara end up, a quran and torah can be seen on the shelf at the end. Drama notebook holds a monthly monologue contest open to kids and teens from around the world. Great memorable quotes and script exchanges from the the book of eli movie on. Eli has in his possession the last surviving bible in the world, and he is on a mission he believes was given to him by god, to head west to where it will be safe. You have a high concept easy to understand story with a badass hero and lots of martial arts type.1394 899 605 411 1131 328 290 418 1056 1442 236 253 1405 353 39 1514 925 1009 453 391 1137 189 587 810 391 179 656 195 942 467 1019 446 682