He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in. When hunting the cat, for example, he was sitting in a position where it didnt seem like he could actually see his target at all. A few observations about the book of eli welcome to. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. 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. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible. Eli does not notice the car with the skeleton until he hears the sound of rattling metal. Is eli blind in the book of eli image collections book. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. His bible is written in braille, which is that dotanddash language books and signs meant for blind persons are written in.
The makers of the film have incorporated this into the character of denzel. Despite how the film looks on the surface, the book of eli is not. There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was. Like in the bible there was a priest named eli who was not born blind but later did become blind. The book of eli denzel washington interview youtube. 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. In the old testement book of 1 samuel, there is a priest named eli who by chapter 3 has become blind.
The girl sees elis book, and when carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Taken inside, eli is revealed to be blind, and dictates the new king james version of the bible from memory to lombardi, the sanctuarys leader. Eli wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do. The trees stripped of their bark and white like ghosts. In the book of eli 2010, eli sparks a lighter for the. Solara follows eli from east to west and, at the end, claims that shell return home. From then on, carnegie begins an insane quest to capture the book at all costs even if it means killing dozens of other people in the process. Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist wired. In this bleak, postapocalyptic world, theres little reward for goodness. So i compiled a few of the theories on eli and his condition. He looks out the window the next day, moving his eyes to and fro to take in the situation. 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. When he was brought before carnegie and shot, he was out of action points. Unpopular opinion i know but the difference between the book.
At the end of the book of eli it is revealed that the eponymous bible that eli used to read and learn by heart is actually written in braille. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years. A man of few words and many brave and horrible actions is what eli is. He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. Giving lent a second look 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. 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. In the book of eli 2010, eli sparks a lighter for the engineer and passes his hand over the flame to feel the heat. Carnegie holds her blind mother hostage to bend her will in his favor. Medievaldepot prophets book of eli legendary kukri machete. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
Was eli just able to read braille for some unknown reason or was he actually blind all the time probably since the apocalypse 30 years ago, which is implied to have blinded many people. By every thing that is shown in the movie i simply cannot accept that eli was blind. Denzel washingtons character eli is blind in the movie book of eli. Please not that none of these theories are actually mine, only ones i have found on. 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. The beauty of the book of eli is in the story and lies in what is read between the lines.
In the book of eli, when eli opens the zippo lighter, he hovers his. 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. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. The oscar winning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. In the morning, carnegie overhears solara repeat the prayer to her mother, and realizes. The book of eli starts out with 10 minutes of dialoguefree imagery depicting the type of postapocalyptic wasteland made familiar in recent. We know that in the end, the wicked will fall into chaos and be forever lost, while the righteous will flourish anew in the kingdom of heaven. If eli was blind, how did he know which direction was west. In the town, the engineer opens eli s locked bible, which carnegie discovers is in braille. Denzel stars in the postapocalyptic movie, the book of eli image source. The book of eli written by gary whitta june 21, 2007 a civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed.
Yet im not sure what further conclusions to draw from this. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. In the bible, eli grew gradually more blind, from partial sight up to the stage of his. Carnegie hokt met jennifer beals ooit flashdance, hier blind en zielig en hij heeft ook iets. The book of eli by a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Outdoor edge brush demon, bd10c, big blade survival knife, camp machete, brown. The book of eli believable except for this one small. Click here to start a new topic please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes new to wikipedia. Slechts een enkel lichtpuntje in the book of eli trouw. 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. In the book hes blind, in the movie no he fuckin aint, cataracts maybe but his acting was terrible. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the.
For a christian, which its heavily implied eli was, this is actually a pretty good deal. Last night, derek and i finally found time to watch the postapocalyptic film, the book of eli. Hell, even the title of this article is spoilery if you are geeky enough to be familiar with both 2010s the book of eli and the enormous series of japanese films from the 1960s and 1970s featuring a wandering swordsman named zatoichi many will question my choice to spend one of my cinapse pick of the week slots which ive now just. 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 tells the guards that he has a copy of the bible. 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. The event that, in the movie, caused a hole to be torn in the sky signifies an act of nature that could destroy the ozone layer exposing the earths surface to uvb and other radiation, an extinction level event.
This is a hint that eli could not see the flame,and a clue. 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. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. 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. Jennifer beals, best known for her main role in the 1983 film flashdance, has been last seen acting in the 2010 film the book of eli where she plays the role of the claudia, the blind mistress.
It is the best christian movie i have ever seen despite the fact that im sure the writers werent really looking for it. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining bible. In the scene at george and marthas house, carnegie calls for eli to throw out the book. How did he navigate the roads and find his way alone in the wasteland. 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. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. The book he carries with him is a brail bible which he literally guards with his life. However, eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. Interesting story to read and may broaden our interpretation of the character in. 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. This is a post ive actually wanted to make for quite awhile as the book of eli has been on my five greatest movies ever made list ever since i saw it it currently stands at number three. If eli was actually blind then thats one of the crappiest shyamalanesque twist ive seen. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb.
If eli was blind all along, how could he have won all those gun fights. The book of eli 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. 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. The oscarwinning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. But during their brief interlude, eli introduces solara to the concept of prayer a concept that quickly draws carnegies attention. Theres this whole issue, without giving it away, is he blind, is he not. What else rises in the east, sets in the west, and reappears in the east once again. And the book of eli makes viewers grapple with what that looks like. Positive elements its one thing to do good, star denzel washington told reuters. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. The vaulttech assisted targeting system lets him pull of so many improbably badass moves while taking minimal damage.
Despite the two answers you have already received to the contrary, yes the character eli in the book of eli was blind. Was eli from the book of eli fully blind or partially blind. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the the book of eli article. Jennifer beals, best known for her main role in the 1983 film flashdance, has been last seen acting in the 2010 film the book of eli where she plays the role of the claudia, the blind mistress of the nomad eli.66 1524 416 481 1619 272 396 1499 1554 791 974 1357 1239 1534 563 556 1024 227 698 1150 279 250 707 1178 1226 1662 703 950 1354 1528 338 1063 432 1430 326 924 261 1118 1365 342