The lord calls samuel the boy samuel ministered before the lord under eli. He describes the central meaning of his book as teaching that one should always do more for others than for oneself. Produced by joel silver, denzel washington, broderick johnson, andrew a. Its so darn pretty, and it has a great actor at its core, but it just doesnt add up to much other than silliness by the time end credits roll. Christianity and the book of eli believe it or not. Denzel washington at an event for the book of eli 2010 denzel. The screenplay for this movie was featured on the 2007 blacklist.
One crucial note about the story is that it teaches the importance of bible mem. Eli is best remembered for his blessing on samuels mother and for his part in samuels first prophecy. The book of eli is an action based, postapocalyptic film along the lines of mad max 2. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. He restores my soul he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake, though i walk through the valle. A boy receiving treatment for his autoimmune disorder discovers that the house hes living in isnt as safe as he thought. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. The script was conceived by english screenwriter gary whitta and then subsequently rewritten by american screenwriter. In the movie the book of eli why was the bible so important.
Dec 05, 2011 therefore, it makes sense to me that god would have a bigger plan later for his word. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for us. Elkanah also had another wife peninnah who bore him. The movie goes from being an interesting and stylish postapocalyptic samurai movie to one of the stranger gospel films ever made. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. With charlie shotwell, kelly reilly, max martini, lili taylor. This article about eli, together with other tools, activities, aids and materials and are designed to be used by an individual or a christian bible study group. Jan 14, 2010 alcon entertainments action adventure film the book of eli is a warner bros. Jan 11, 2010 the bible plays a starring role in the book of eli, a postapocalyptic action film starring denzel washington that opens in theaters jan. Possibly one of his machetes, the bible, or something else.
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. How hollywood begat yet another insult to christianity. Book of eli movie quotes meet your next favorite book. The book of eli video compilation from movie bible. 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. Eli was the high priest kohen gadol of shiloh, the secondtolast israelite judge succeeded only by samuel before the rule of the kings of israel and judah. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the.
But then eli arrives at a western town ruled by carnegie gary oldman, who, like all the local overloads in westerns and gangster movies, sits behind a big desk flanked by a tall bald guy and. The book of eli 2010 frequently asked questions imdb. Working from a script by gary whitta, the hughes brothers, albert and allen, have made a stark. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a.
Pictures shows denzel washington center as eli in alcon entertainments action adventure film the book of eli, a warner bros. As you read throughout the bible you see that certain narratives and promises take place over hundreds of years. In this film, eli, the actor heads to the western part for reasons that are not known to the viewers until sometime in the movie. Beyond the bloody scenes and foul language, audiences will discover a compelling story filled with more biblical references than any other. The book of eli deleted scene reading the bible 2010 denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd a postapocalyptic tale, in which a lone. The book of eli has an incredible biblical message, which tells the story of elis. 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. The sunglasses and backpack eli used throughout the movie were oakley brand products. If there was a sequel to the book of eli, it would be the story of what god did next with his word. Denzel washington in the book of eli 2010 denzel washington at an event for the. But the priest eli was mentioned in 1 samuel and 2 samuel. Whatever you bring to it, thats what youre going to come out of it with. The film contains scenes of graphic violence and other material intended for more mature participants. Which bible verses are used in the movie book of eli as.
The book of eli deleted scene reading the bible 2010 denzel. Eli has the last bible on earth and must move west to save the book and himself. Only a christian flick to dogmatic believers, says the film s codirector allen hughes. A man travels across a wasteland, carrying a mysterious and powerful book. Later in the film, solara asks eli to read some passages from the bible to her. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli its brutal content is not for all tastes, but this thoughtful action movie finds denzel washington protecting the last copy of a very important book. Disclaimer the book of eli is rated r and may not be appropriate for all students. Eli a free christian bible study resource we hope that this eli article will provide useful information and ideas for those following a bible study plan. The book of eli 2010 the braille bible scene 910 movieclips duration. Lhistoire du prophete jean bible, lapocalypse youtube. Elis descent is not given in 1 chronicles 6, because after the judgment on elis family the priestly line was reckoned through aarons other son eleazar. Put aside the mousemeat and chew on paul macinness condensed version.
The bible contain history of the past, from beginning to end, to put it simply. For me, this is the start of something much bigger. This is certainly a central focus in christs teaching, however, it is secondary to the central message of the bible. He finds a small town ruled by a ruthless man, who attempts to take the book. Redirected from eli bible jump to navigation jump to search. Jan 15, 2010 the book of eli is an interesting but exhausting film with few humorous moments.
Carnegies stiefdochter solara mila kunis vertelt eli over haar stiefvaders wrede plannen om. Big screen bible study the book of eli downloadable. Eli was, according to the books of samuel, a high priest of shiloh. Which bible verses are used in the movie book of eli as the. 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. This essay contains realistic related to the bible. Denzel washingtons apocalypse drama is out on dvd this week. It offers a serious science fiction film in an era which has almost exclusively embraced a. Just a title of movie, which just shows the chronicles of eli. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd. If you want to go with certain mystical qualities the film presents, it could be said that divine intervention stopped the bullets. Threatening to kill solara, carnegie forces eli to surrender the bible before shooting him and leaving him for dead, departing with his caravan. Jan 15, 2010 this movie still released by warner bros.
Sep 19, 2011 a video compilation of clips from the movie with information about the bible. Eli sneaks away, but carnegie and his henchmen confront him in the street. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington, mila. One night eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. Solara sees eli has a book, and he offers to share his food, saying grace before they eat. It tells the story of a mans faith as he honors the almighty god in his life and follows gods will no matter how challenging the life became. Eli biblical figure from wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The book of eli 2010 official trailer denzel washington, mila kunis movie hd subscribe to classic trailers. Dec 18, 2011 god spoke to eli to find the book, bible, and transport it to a safe haven. But a while back, thats how i watched the book of eli. Eli, on the other hand, saw the book as the key to the restoration of society. The gospel according to the book of eli popmatters.
In the wake of the passion of the christ, the expected deluge of bigbudget 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. The book of eli continues hollywoods obsession with. 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. In davids day, after the slaughter of the house of ahimelech 1 sam 22. 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. And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. By patti maguire armstrong patti maguire armstrong is an awardwinning author and was the managing editor and coauthor of ascension press bestselling amazing grace series. Similar to riddick, eli kills when he has to defend himself, and he can be and is ruthless as any other men, only because of that situation he is in.
Where the road is a thoughtful art film based on a pulitzer prizewinning novel, eli is more of a popcorn. And denzel washington isnt exactly kirk cameron, either. A voice has commanded eli to take the bible west, where it will be the foundation of a new earth. Therefore, he has seen and knows the power of religion and wanted to use it to minipulate the people for his personal gain. Dear lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. The road warrior, not one of a more morose nature like the road.
Jan 19, 2010 in the film, eli played by washington has survived a nuclear holocaust he calls the war, and is called to travel west with the book the last remaining copy of the king james bible. The book of eli because the bible wasnt written in. Jan 19, 2010 perhaps this is why the book of eli is such a revelation, in more than one interpretation of the word. Jan, 2010 washington and the hughes brothers do a good job of establishing this man and his world, and at first, the book of eli seems destined to be solemn. Carnegie sees the book as a means of controlling people and their loyalties, as many false. 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. The film is dark and moody in a post nuclear war setting, shot in a strange style with very contrasty and subdued cinematography, some scenes seem almost black and white. The postapocalypse film may be getting old after films like children of men, the road, i am legend, etc.1020 1243 28 745 1334 393 1142 1247 1167 131 315 556 997 370 779 49 740 787 473 1140 1138 474 734 1049 143 173 1506 443 1469 32 237 1301 1359 878 518 93 484 1039 491 941 145 1033 1204 1014 562 1321 1313