Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into explosive conflict with a resourceful warlord set on possessing the book. Jan 16, 2010 i believe in the book of eli soundtrack 3 songs and a desert score i saw book of eli and can say i believe in the movie and the music. The headphones used by denzel washington are called beats by dr. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli is the hughes brothersa follow up film to from hell, which dates back to 2001. In fact, faith is the only semisatisfying explanation for eli s ability.
Carnegie has been searching for a bible, knowing that religion is a tool he can use to become even more powerful. I think he was blind in one eye only, cuz only one appeared to be grey. He obviously struggles with his own personal failings, but, for the most part, acts according to the book he defends so vehemently. Rewatching the book of eli knowing the truth is such a game. Theres a few hints that eli was blind before you actually know. Richard williams, gives us clues about the often intriguing life of rick finley. Eli warns the man that he wont get his hand back if he does that again, and proceeds to chop that off with one quick slice of his blade with bloody results and views of the stump and severed hand. Hey, remember that time i taught my little brother to read. I believe in the book of eli soundtrack 3 songs and a.
Just because the bible is written in braille doesnt mean he is blind. If not, then theres no other explanation for how he s been able to do all that he did. Crossword quiz by random logic games is a unique crossword game that combines three types of clues. The book of eli music from the book of eli the movie. However, instead of the land he was wandering in the book of eli, he is wandering australia, the same land where the road warrior is set. Oct 14, 2018 republic records rapper ski mask the slump god was slated to released his latest mixtape, beware the book of eli, late last year, but shortly after revealing the final tracklist on december. The cooling towers, in which eli denzel washington and solara mila kunis take refuge, are most likely the cooling towers of the former rancho seco nuclear power plant outside of sacramento, california, given the apparent travel time on foot and by vehicle before eli and solara reach the golden gate bridge, and carnegie gary oldman returns to his town. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it. Just thought i would make a topic of this, since i think its pretty relevant to the boards. 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. A soldier had returned through the back gate and given the news of the battle to the people.
The bible being in braille doesnt mean he s blind, but his character is blind. Plays on elis denzel washington headphones as he sharpens his knife, cocks his gun and washes with a kfc. What physical affliction did eli suffer from in his old age. Dre earphones, busch, oakley elis bag, not the shades. Knowing he s blind and watching all of the little details. Back in town, carnegie tries to open the bible but realizes that he didnt take eli s key to the book flap. If eli was actually blind then thats one of the crappiest shyamalanesque twist ive seen. That being said, there are many moments in the film that hint that eli relies on his other senses instead. Almost the whole of the west and the hindu aryas are colour blind in a spiritual sense. 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. For those of you who havent heard of blind date with a book, its something often planned in libraries and gives readers a chance to try new books. Its a lot of fun looking for the hints and clues that hes blind.
He is heading west, and everyone is after the book. For that matter, eli is something of a modernday elijah. Is he a detective, professor, serial killer, peace maker, man, woman, or someone else. 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.
A woman pleads for eli s help, but he recognizes its a trap and calls it as such. He heard things none of the other characters heard. Mar 22, 2011 people seem to think so, but when he heard a noise outside why did he get. He has honed his hearing to allow him with echolocation clicking of his tongue when needed to be able to tell where a shooter is, he knows approximately how many men he s against. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. The film has many parallels to the fallout video games, in particular fallout 3. He is able to find the pawn shop in the first place, even though he s never been there.
The score for book of eli by atticus ross and claudia sarne is haunting and surreal, perfectly suited for the desertscape in a world after the flash. Eli replies pay for what, since he cant see all the visual clues that solara is. The book details emmas struggle learning how to live without her eyesight, but it also features normal teen drama, plus a mysterious death of a classmate that may or may not have been a suicide. The waters of life are absent in the future, and the world is a dust bowl. 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. Why doesnt redridge kill eli at the end of the first shootout. There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was.
I have a blind pet and 2 blind legally blind family members. The trees stripped of their bark and white like ghosts. The device, which provides audio prompts and directional clues provided by a bluetoothconnected smartphone, now sits over the ears. 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. He calls the engineer in to unlock the book and once its unlocked they see the bible is in braille in alcatraz, a closeup of eli s face shows us that he is blind as well. On my second watch i realized that he just needed to hear if there was anything but plates. One of 2 people able to read brail in the entire movie. May 12, 2018 on lost souls, from his new mixtape, beware the book of eli, the south florida rapper ski mask the slump god draws from the sinister side of greek mythology. He became a contributing editor for vanity fair and has written for the new york times and other political magazines.
He has honed his hearing to allow him with echolocation clicking of his tongue when needed to be able to tell where a shooter is, he knows approximately how many men hes against. Eli is staring her down for her reaction to his test. Also subverted when eli is trying to explain the concept of faith to solara with the metaphor flower of light in a field of darkness. The movie is full of clues, but they arent shoved in your face. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. In both the book and the film, there is a very similarlooking apocalyptic wasteland, gangs of thugs with ambush tactics, selfcontained communities, cannibal families and american landmarks being used as places of salvation. Eli runs into a table or something in the first shack, where they guy is strung up in the closet. Denzel walking around with no food, no water, but he had them new beats by dre tho. The point is my faith and religion got a blind person through all those obstacles, even if it does render the entire plot completely ludicrous. The book of eli is truly a story about the struggle between good and bad, the light and the darkness. They all have varying degrees of sight some limited to just shapes with zero night vision. What type of headphones is he using in the book of eli.
There are a few clues that indicate nuclear war, like the large bomb craters the. The book of eli is the new film by albert and allen hughes, directors of menace ii society and from hell. He had memorized the whole thing and dictated the contents to that dude. Come on, qatar, you played a blinder in forcing glencore to increase. Rewatching the book of eli knowing the truth is such a game changer.
No, the book of eli has nothing to do with from hell, but it does show a certain loosely interpreted fascination the filmmaking siblings have for timely tales of things not fully understood. The bolgias in the book of eli is shown as a dry riverbed that is spanned with a small bridge. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. My problem is that eli did not behave like a blind person. In the book of eli was denzel washington blind the whole time. By every thing that is shown in the movie i simply cannot accept that eli was blind. Eli has several conversations with people while looking right at them. The book of eli is a sequel to fahrenheit 451 spoilers. On book of eli, the main antagonist believes he could dominate other cities and. Shop the book of eli i am legend 2 discs dvd at best buy. He s just going from point a to point b, and plowing through obstacles. Eli may have divine protection, but it is limited to keeping him alive. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb.
Basically the movie is stating that the bible is good, but it is used to evil purposes of control, and its pointless holding yourself up as a religious person when you dont follow the true principals of the book. Fictional characters who are blind braille works blog. Audiences dont find out eli is blind until the end of the movie when the antagonist steals elis bible. The only thing i disagree with was the sightedness of eli, he wasnt blind. We basically have to take eli at his word that his is the only copy, but he s a blind man with no news from europe, africa, or south america. He was riding a horse and his hair got caught in a tree. Eli is a wanderer, but the film does not center on his life. My problem with the eli being blind has nothing to do with the faith aspect. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. There are over a dozen different points of view used throughout this book. Michael lewis author michael lewis american nonfiction author and financial journalist. The book of eli was about the struggle of a man who tried to keep hold of a book that is suppose the give a man power if he reads. 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.
You dont have to be blind to know braille, it could have been one line of fucking dialogue. Yes, there are clues that he is blind, like overdeveloped smelling. Lol the product placement in the book of eli is crazy. I also love how the villain finally gets his claws on the book but cant really do anything with it since he cant read braille. Whether you liked it or not, its hard to deny that the film starring denzel washington didnt send your brain on its own journey, especially after the movies grand twist was revealed.
Feb 04, 2016 to celebrate valentines day this month, weve decided to try a little experiment. Im sure there will be people who say, oh, theres the clue. Feb 18, 2016 here are the clues for our third blind date with a book for this month. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene youtube. 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. Some feel maybe he was blind before, which explains how he was able to. Ski mask the slump god explains beware the book of eli delay. She asks if he got that from the book, and he admits that its a quote from johnny. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. There are many many clues as to eli s character being blind throughout the entire movie.
Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her. Eli is a blind man who is crippled by not being able to see because of one of the disasters the happened when the world became barren. He is blind at the end, as he no longer needs sight. The book of eli written by gary whitta june 21, 2007 a civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. Eli s intention is to share the word of god with his fellow citizens, but he knows carnegie is not the way to do it. Here are some points in favor of eli possessing sight. At that time eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. Instead, its one of the most banned books on the ala lists. To solve it you need to guess what the word that the text description, emoji or picture hints by typing it correctly. The lamp of god had not yet gone out, and samuel was lying down in the temple of the lord, where the ark of god was. The book of eli spoiler thread quarter to three forums.
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. Microsoft revamps its navigation headphones for the blind the verge. Then the lord called samuel, and he said, here i am. He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. Despite the two answers you have already received to the contrary, yes the character eli in the book of eli was blind. The bad guy had the bible, but it was useless to him because the one person who could read it feigned having lost the ability to. He heads west on a mission he doesnt fully understand but knows he must complete. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene. My view is that when you see what the book is and that he s blind that to me tells you god must exist. I want to rewatch it to look for clues that eli is blind. Well in the divine comedy bolgia 6 has a broken bridge. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. In this latest episode of he said he said, jeff bayer and i try to wrap our hea.
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. He saw the first trap coming because he smelled his attackers. Even if he is divinely guided, we see that he doesnt need a physical copy of the book to finish his mission, so he might not have been pointed toward other copies. Youd never know theyre blind by looking at them but there is an ah hah. So in the opinion of a secular critic such as myself, its hard not to consider elements of the film to be laughably ridiculous. She asks if he got that from the book, and he admits that its a quote from johnny cash. Every week throughout the month of february, were going to be having a blind date with a book.
Mar 03, 2010 in the book of eli he had the opportunity to channel his christian beliefs and behavior into an intriguing character. Since a broken bridge is shown in the book of eli movie we need to locate this reference in the dantes inferno. Unable to read the bible in braille, carnegie gary oldman begs claudia jennifer beals to help him. Moviechat forums the book of eli 2010 discussion was eli necessarily blind. 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. Now in my defense, there are films about religion andor faith that ive enjoyed immensely example. The book of eli is a film ruled by its religious conviction. Eli is blind and if so, he either trained himself to be able to travel, hunt, shoot, etc. Dec 19, 20 the book of clues, the new short story collection by t. Still, its hard to believe he was blind the whole time. Knowing hes blind and watching all of the little details. His dangerous and often selfsacrificial mission, inspired by god and rooted in a deepseated personal faith, is certainly inspiring. I always thought that conversation he had with the blind mother sort of implied he. 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. Whether its him feeling things or making noise on purpose. I told you he was blind because he bumped into that. Eli didnt see the no trespassing sign outside the cannibal house, and he kicks the step before entering. In the road the man tries to get the boy to saftey using faith alone that they will find a better place and in the book of eli eli wanders the wastelands on faith alone that he ll find the. The biblical eli is blind at the end of his long journey through life, but not at the start.
Eli is, as in the book of eli, carrying the last king james bible on him in the apocolyptic future. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. The book of eli bts apocalyptic san francisco 2010 denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd duration. He was virtually blind in one eye after an injury and a botched operation in indonesia. For example, in the first house he finds, he wakes up.1242 1220 1295 599 783 244 1402 1453 244 150 1623 1225 1133 1493 434 521 365 490 334 249 9 1179 940 1411 1254 1267 578 508 236 999 834 929