He didnt shoot at people until they shot at him first, that might not be as much about targeting as common. He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. There are moments where you could construe he was blind only after you decided he was. This is not a forum for general discussion of the articles subject put new text under old text. Michael oher is the protagonist of the blind side, and a reallife nfl star, whos played offensive tackle for the baltimore ravens, the tennessee titans, and the carolina panthers. The bible being in braille doesnt mean hes blind, but his character is blind. 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. A survivor of an ecological catastrophe 30 years prior, eli armed with his book.
Whats clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead. Gregg hurwitz, author of the nowhere man the blinds is a wild, feverdream of a novel. In the end, the book of eli feels more like a simplistic, post apocalyptic parable with singledimension characters who have no arc rather than a satisfying film. Fictional works that feature realistic, positive or just plain awesome portrayals of blind and visually impaired people. An archive of our own, a project of the organization for transformative works. I am writing a fantasy story and one of the three main characters is blind. Yet what separates this film from the i am legends, the waterworlds or the many other postapocalyptic films is what washingtons character is. 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 wears dark sunglasses, as blind people often do.
After looking around i saw that im not the only one who questions whether or not he is. 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. A novel is the latest from edgarnominated author adam sternbergh. Its a place full of people with holes in their minds.
Eli is staring her down for her reaction to his test. The few survivors have clumped together into ramshackle settlements that are beginning to crumble from within. As the film ends, eli who we now realize is blind has memorized the entire king james bible. 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. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years. In the book of eli was denzel washington blind the whole time. Eli tries to see if the woman is blind by testing her. The movie the book of eli is a powerful allegory of the wilderness. In a book full of nameless characters, ely stands out. The films title character is a resilient, resourceful. He clearly looked like he was fighting on nonsight senses, not looking at his targets.
A description of the films plot and characterisation the. He shares his name with a biblical prophet eli from the book of samuel. So, he can smell the bo of the unbathed and can smell perfumeshampoo. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the national book critics circle. Aug 19, 2010 michael receives numerous amounts of offers to play for college football teams. Moviechat forums the book of eli 2010 discussion was eli necessarily blind. I deduced that eli was blind during the fight scene on the ground floor of the bar.
Eli was not blind while kicking ass and taking names on his journey. But i want to note a number of elements which make the book of eli. They make everything in the entire movie impossible and incomprehensible but, hey, wtf. We are not told why eli succeeded to the high priesthood, instead of. Realizing eli is a literate man like himself, carnegie forces him to stay the night under guard. Eli has to feel the feet to see if there are boots on the skeleton. Some feel maybe he was blind before, which explains how he was able to. After watching the book of eli, i started to wonder if eli was actually blind the whole time. After carnegies blind mistress claudia brings eli food and water, carnegie orders her daughter solara to seduce eli, but he rebuffs her. Mar 22, 2011 from memory and not reading the book in braille. Carnegie presses his blind lover claudia jennifer beals to send her. 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.
This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the the book of eli article. The island yes, its alcatraz has its own printing pressa dinosaur that is handset and hand operated. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a mission surrounding. A blistering thriller from the edgar awardnominated author of shovel readya speculative modern western with elements of cormac mccarthy, jim thompson, and the coen brothers imagine a place populated by criminalspeople plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, whove been granted new identities and a second chance. The tuohys become determined to get michaels grades up and in order to do this, get him a tudor, miss sue. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Eli is the main protagonist in the 2010 dystopian postapocalyptic thrillerdrama film the book of eli he is played by actor denzel washington, who also portrayed lincoln rhyme, john creasy and robert mccall biography thirty years after a nuclear apocalypse, eli travels on foot toward the west coast of the former united states.
If you are looking for a film with some deeper meaning then i would not recommend it. The book of eli and the road to redemption catholic stand. But not until oldmans character opened the bible did i think about it being in braille. He became high priest kohen godol after the death of pinehas, the son of elazar, ithamars older brother. Viewers dont find out until the end that hes blind, but its implied that his blindness is a sort of superpower, as it allows him to hunt and fight better due to heightened senses of smell, hearing, and touch. From the edgar awardnominated author of shovel ready, a blistering new thriller that dennis lehane calls propulsive and meaningful. Jesus and the book of eli part 1 worldviews, worship. Start studying the chosen book 2 chapters 5 12 study guide. Eli bumps the car door with his bag to gauge exactly where it is. Imagine a place populated by criminalspeople plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, whove been granted new identities and a second chance. The book of eli denzel washington interview youtube. Playing the solitary title character, denzel washington carries the book of eli, both literally and figuratively. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by denzel. Eli was a descendant of ithamar, the fourth and youngest son of aaron the high priest.
A few observations about the book of eli welcome to. The chosen book 2 chapters 512 study guide flashcards. Marauding gangs haunt the ashen wastelands of america, preying on innocent passersby. Is the character eli blind in the movie the book of eli. Eli is best remembered for his blessing on samuels mother and for his part in samuels first prophecy. Imagine hbos westworld, only without androids and taking place far closer to our own era, and you basically have the setting of this bleakyetantic prairienoir novel by sternbergh near enemy, 2015, etc. Eli is the protagonist and title character of the film. 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. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. Book of eli eli is not blind at least not in this scene. But due to his low grades this becomes a wish for the future. The 10th day of iyar is the anniversary of the death of eli the high priest.
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. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. Throughout his journey, there are many scenes that relate to the print era and there are also very many scenes that are extremely significant in the film. The blind side characters from litcharts the creators of. The makers of the film have incorporated this into the character of denzel. At this point, he knows hes dying, but perhaps still wants the best for her. However, his writers block is left hanging when he looks through his blinds and sees people in their every day interactions.
Imagine a place populated by criminals people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, whove been granted new identities and a second chance. The script was conceived by english screenwriter gary whitta and then subsequently rewritten by american screenwriter. 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. I only have the other two characters, to add visual imagery within the story because she cant. Welcome to the blinds, a dusty town in rural texas populated by misfits who dont know if theyve perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one. Spoilers every clue in the book of eli that explains the. This set of lesson plans consists of approximately 1 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either. Mar 03, 2017 i thought he was blind when i saw the movie. For the most part, the film made the story more endearing and took away some of the less heartwarming aspects. Eli is blind and if so, he either trained himself to be able to travel, hunt, shoot, etc. Mae is human now, trying to gain control of her powers, and attempting to live as normal as a life she can. The symbol of the blind side in the blind side from litcharts. Solara sees eli has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli denzel washington, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years.
The book of eli 2010 movie mistakes, goofs and bloopers. Growing up in innercity memphis read full character analysis leigh anne tuohy. 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. Advanced search watchlist sign in the book of eli 2010 poster. A tense, broiling, 21stcentury western with a crafty premise and a gruesomely high body count. Although he is blind, he claims he reads every day, as his bible is in braille. It was originally intended for trauma victims, but now its most famous use is the little town of caesura, a. Dick, and rendered with achingly beautiful prose, the blinds plucks the strings of sternberghs favored themesidentity, loss, metarealitycreating a symphony of noirish grit and improbable grace. The blinds by adam sternbergh goodreads share book. Establishing its storytelling rules clearly and well, the film simply is. Some of what he says seems wise and some of it seems a little crazy. She really helped michael, his grades dramatically increased.
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. Jesus and the book of eli part 1 remember the book of eli. The third and final book of the royal affairs trilogy. What are some differences between the novel and film. Watch the movie very carefully, and its pretty apparent. The book of eli written by gary whitta june 21, 2007 a civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. Into this world steps machetewielding road warrior eli a man on a. Like in the bible there was a priest named eli who was not born blind but later did become blind. Its interesting that both cite mad max, a film which is not described as a neowestern in its article despite pegging many of themes and tropes listed above, certainly far more than the book of eli does.
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. Remember, he had a crush on her the whole movie blocking her while she was getting eli s canteen filled, bargaining with carnegie for her before chasing after them, even asking eli nicely to give up the book after the gunfight in the house. The book of eli works, even if the preservation of christianity isnt high on your personal postapocalypse bucket list. So yes in the end he does become blind, probably due to the exposure to harmful rays of the sun remember its post apocalyptic. Eli was, according to the books of samuel, a high priest of shiloh. When eli failed to rein in the abusive behavior of his sons, yahweh promised to punish his family. 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. Click here to start a new topic please sign and date your posts by typing four tildes new to wikipedia. The trees stripped of their bark and white like ghosts. Aug 07, 2014 readers will learn what its like when suddenly the world goes dark, how every activity of ones life must be relearned. 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. In book of eli, denzel washington proves that age is nothing but a number, as he deftly fights and kills his way to action hero status in a postapocalyptic world that will no doubt some big boxoffice numbers. The book of eli is a sequel to fahrenheit 451 spoilers. 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. The acting is adequate throughout, but not dazzling. 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. It grips your attention, and then at the end throws in several wtf. 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. The dirty towns inhabitants include jennifer beals as carnegies blind mistress. It was an amazing opportunity to work with people that i respect and can learn from.
I am confused also as to whether or not eli was blind, or whether his name was even eli, but i dont think that he was blind. Aug 14, 2018 imagine a place populated by criminals people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, whove been granted new identities and a second chance. Genesi is an italian equivalent to the title of the movie the book of eli. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the blinds. Hannahs eventual child, samuel, was raised by eli in the tabernacle. This novel is an original fusion of mystery, comedy, procedural, suspense, and western, seasoned with a bit of science fiction the sopranos meets the andy griffith show meets the twilight zone.
The book of eli, a 2010 film, was made from a script by gary whitta. This column contains spoilers for a film that is sufficiently recent to warrant them. However, if you are looking for a film with beautiful cinematography, solid acting and a little bit of fun action then you will be pleased. 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. Mila kunis as her daughter, a reluctant tool of carnegies and eventually an acolyte of eli. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. As eli dictates, lombardi writes it all down, word for word.
This person is delivered from a poor black neighborhood and thrust into an affluent white school where he became a star athlete. A new medical procedure has been invented that can wipe away targeted memories. There are several major differences between the novel and the movie the blind side. 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. Hi, i made this video to prove that eli is not blind at least not in this scene. The oscar winning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Carnegie is the main antagonist in the 2010 postapocalyptic film the book of eli. Book of eli caps wasteland saga with a twist wired. The book of eli has the potential to be a great film or complete rubbish depending on your expectations of what is to come. The other obvious symbol in the blind side is, of course, the idea of the blind side.
After three extensions and afflicted with writers block, tony sits once again at his desk by the window unable to think up the three plot lines he promised his publisher. Jul 31, 2017 the blinds expertly melds the thriller with the western, adding a soupcon of medicalscience fiction while paying a bit of homage to jim thompsons the getaway, the novel, not the. 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. The professional, drexl spivey in true romance, egor korshunov in air force one, mason verger in hannibal, jeanbaptiste emanuel zorg. Denzel washington in the book of eli 2010 denzel washington and evan jones in. Leigh anne tuohy is the matriarch of the tuohy family, the wife of sean tuohy.
Aug 07, 20 blind focuses on emma, a 15yearold girl who was involved in a freak accident and goes blind as a result. Except her life isnt normal, her past isnt either, and her visions become more and more surreal. Was denzel washingtons character in book of eli blind. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. 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 2010 is both underappreciated and a secret. He was, however, blind in those flashbacks before the fall of civilization. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. Is denzel washington blind in the book of eli answers. Eli came out in 2010, just a year after the road starring vigo mortensen.644 818 838 1319 1016 1194 496 1166 810 1306 1246 1178 215 1491 1206 138 1065 1273 1397 693 147 143 987 243 614 1046 1362 1272 1009 864 1423 1335 737 501 1236 662 292 413 613 1126 685 585