Some may find the film worth sitting through simply for its. Carnegie threatens to kill solara, to the dismay of redridge. In the nottoodistant future, some 30 years after the final war, a solitary man walks across the wasteland that was once america. Ashahed muhammad a staff who is writer final call interviews allen hughes of the hughes bros. 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 villages for water and supplies. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Denzel washington has stepped it up for his role in the book of eli. In the bible, the high priest eli was blind, and some might say that there are several scenes which may indicate that in the. Redridge recovers the book, with a locked flap, and gives it to carnegie, who releases solara. The book of eli is a 2010 american postapocalyptic neowestern action film directed by the hughes brothers, written by gary whitta, and starring denzel. Says albert hughes, the book of eli takes us to a future that is decimated whether by war, nuclear or natural disasters, or any combination of. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. 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.
The book of eli ripped off my film, says aussie director mumbrella. His books and videos have sold eight million copies and include the seeing, eli, the voice, my life as, forbidden doors, and mcgee and me. The book of eli is a dark fable set in postapocalyptic america, starring denzel washington as a lone, holy warrior protecting the last extant copy of the bible. Directed by 2 writing credits 1 cast 62 produced by 14 music by 3.
Over the years, we have consistently sought to implement best governance practices. Their newest venture, the book of eli, is set in the notsodistant future, 35 years after a war that has left the world in ruins. Though eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must. Directors allen and albert hughes stage some impressive setpieces, including. A new animated series from writer director kevin smith. 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. Watch the book of eli online stream full movie directv. There is also an oral tradition of eli, which i have on good authority, and which has helped guide me in the writing of this book. 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. 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 redemption.
Eli altman creative director a hundred monkeys linkedin. Shop the book of elii am legend 2 discs dvd at best buy. The book of eli takes the form of an ultraviolent graphic novel, with washington as a steely man with no name type who cuts a righteous path through the gullets of sinners and savages. Board of directors leadership eli lilly and company. So when i hopped on the phone with gary whitta i was hoping for a good experience which actually ended up being a great one. 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. The book of eli was written by gary whitta, directed by albert and allen hughes, and produced by alcon entertainment and silver pictures. Interview with directors allen and albert hughes on the book of eli, what took so long to make a new film, denzel washington, and gary. They soon made a short film entitled how to be a burglar and people began to take notice. Eli knows the couple eats people because of the rattling tea cups. Dean and professor, harris school of public policy. In todays climate of concern over corporate accountability, it is more important than ever that we continually earn investor confidence. Interview with the book of eli director allen hughes by news last updated.
Im at a loss for words, so let me say these right away. In a postapocalyptic america where the oncepicturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man denzel washington fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo albert and allen hughes allen hughes and allen hughes. Eli and solara are surrounded and dragged out of the house. Interview with the book of eli director allen hughes the final call. Denzel washington in a world where it pays to be a loner. 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 directed by albert hughes, allen. Produced by joel silver, denzel washington, broderick johnson, andrew a. Second unit director or assistant director 4 art department 107 sound department 37 special effects by 17 visual effects by 229 stunts 51 camera and electrical department 67 animation department 1 casting.
Abp the bible plays a starring role in the book of eli, a postapocalyptic action film starring denzel washington that opens in theaters jan. Advanced search watchlist sign in the book of eli 2010 poster. From director george miller, originator of the postapocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary mad max franchise, comes mad max. The motion picture produced by the great producer joel silver, is stunningly directed by the hughes brothers, albert and and allen, authors of good films as. Ricks chairman and chief executive officer, eli lilly and company read more ralph alvarez operating partner, advent international corporation read more katherine baicker, ph. Determined to protect a sacred text that promises to save humanity, eli goes on a quest westward across the barren, postapocalyptic country. Walking through the wastelands of what used to be america is eli denzel washington, a man with a mission, fiercely protecting the last copy of the bible known to man. I was a bit worried about seeing the film just a day before our chat since thats not the best amount of prep time, but after i saw the film i had plenty. The book of eli stacks the deck in favor of good warrior eli, who only deploys his killing skills against those deserving punishment and turns down the temptations. In a violent postapocalyptic society, a drifter, eli, has been wandering westward across north america for the last thirty years. Albert and allen hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when allen took a tv production class.
Eli bumps the bottom step with his foot before going up the porch steps of the couples house, presumably to gauge where the steps are credit to jeremyogles. The oscarwinning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Washington, a twotime academy award winner widely known in hollywood for his christian beliefs, portrays a lone warrior making his way across a desolate american landscape defending the worlds last remaining copy of. The crisis of religious representation in the book of eli 2010. Come ask more questions of director allen hughes at the saviours day 2010 celebrity workshop on. Ratings for books, movies, and cds are out of four stars alright, so i was a bit hesitant to see this movie, i mean i like denzel washington but i just wasnt sure if. A warrior not by choice but necessity, eli denzel washington seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. Redridge entreats eli to surrender the book and eli tells redridge where he hid it. In the movie the book of eli, was the character played by. The gospel according to the book of eli popmatters. The book of eli is the first hughes brothers movie that feels stripped of drama, imagination, sensibility.
The hughes brothers on the book of eli, dethroning avatar. What the book of eli tells us about religion duration. Fury road, a return to the world of the road warrior, max rockatansky. Twin brothers allen and albert hughes, the dynamic directing duo known as the hughes brothers, made a major leap into the entertainment. Denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, jennifer beals overview a postapocalpytic tale about the power of faith and the evil of perverting that which is holy, the book of eli delivers an allegorical, yet extremely powerful message. Eli, reproduced in the preceding pages to this introduction, is a book of prophecy, written by the anonymous author eli. The book of eli, sometime in the future a lone warrior eli denzel washington is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining bible. Board of directors to view committee charters and membership, please take a look at our page. 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 oscar winning actor trained hard for six months to drop 50 pounds. Building on our values, lilly embraces the principles of good corporate governance, implemented through strong, independent and diverse membership on our board of directors.
Only one other man gary oldman understands the power of what eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. The official facebook page for the book of eli some will kill to have it. According to imdb faq, yes he was possibly partially blind. Roughly 30 years after the flash destroyed the world eli is walking across the ravaged united states to get to the west avoiding marauders and hijackers that want to steal his few belongings and more than anything trying. Denzel washington in the book of eli 2010 denzel washington at an event for the book of.1083 1465 1255 604 1290 80 1494 1169 731 966 727 1150 902 1354 897 792 1050 705 1050 1387 634 382 924 1453 788 574 813 1498 1036 73 119 540 792