Denzel washington is a man on a mission in the book of eli. A leader of a gang, carnegie gary oldman, covets the book eli hoards. Eli doesnt fall for that, but does get her to pray with him before eating, and unintentionally allows her to see his valued book, although she cant read, much like everyone else. Carnegie threatens to kill solara, to the dismay of redridge.
The book of eli is a little like the popcorn version of john hillcoats adaptation of cormac mccarthys postapocalyptic novel. Interview with gary oldman on the book of eli, working with denzel washington, and playing a bad guy. The role of denzel washington brings a positive message about obdedience, faith and perseverance. Gary oldman will play carnegie, the despot of a small makeshift town deficient of standard necessities, services, and most noticeably, laws. The film in question is the book of eli, and these are worn by gary oldman. Book of eli was a postapocalyptic tale directed by the hughes brothers. The book of eli stars denzel washington as a lone wanderer, making his away across a postnuclear holocaust america, scavenging and scraping to survive and well adept at it. 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. This story of hannah, with which the books of samuel begin, involves eli. The book, which he reads daily, gives him strength and a determination to complete this mission. Eli is the man with one name who ambles into a backwater burg in search of water and comes face to face with evil in the form of carnegie gary oldman, who is involved with the blind claudia jennifer beals while he pursues claudias nubile daughter solara mila kunis.
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. It featured denzel washington as eli, a man on a quest to get to the west coast. Redridge entreats eli to surrender the book and eli tells redridge where he hid it. Carnegie believes that the power of the bibles words will give him an effective means of manipulating his citizenryin effect, he. Redridge recovers the book, with a locked flap, and gives it to carnegie, who releases solara.
Read the the book of eli movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on movies. 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. In a postapocalyptic america where the oncepicturesque countryside has. Carnegie gary oldman, the selfappointed despot of a makeshift town of thieves and gunmen. He sends his adopted daughter solara mila kunis to seduce the interloper, to no avail. Gary oldman will costar with denzel washington in book of eli, a postapocalyptic actioner to be directed by allen and albert hughes. 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. The film opens with a really riveting scene, slowly panning across a wooded area covered in ash, and with more ash still falling from the sky.
Only one other man gary oldman understands the power of what eli carries, and he is determined to take it for himself. Opening wide in theaters on january 15, 2010, the book of eli stars denzel washington, gary oldman, mila kunis, ray stevenson, jennifer beals and is rated r for some brutal violence and language. This type of story has been done many times before but washington and oldman, in combination with the hughes brothers spin on things, make this one of the few january. Gary oldman talking about his character in the book of eli. Eli has been traveling on foot for years and is nearing the end of his mission. The book of eli by albert hughes, allen hughes albert. He was bringing knowledge with him, which gary oldman as carnegie believed could be used to seize power.
The movie does have a significant amount of violence however, the violence is analogous to situations in the bible where the israelites were commanded to annihilate their enemies on the way to the promised land. Watch the book of eli online stream full movie directv. 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. Carnegie is determined to take possession of the book eli is guarding. As postapocalyptic movie fiction goes, the book of eli is not a crowdpleaser like the mad max series nor silly like any of the planet of the apes films. 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. Warner brothers have officially released new stills from the hughes brothers the book of eli in this wednesdays edition of usa today. Her forced description of that, however, alerts carnegie that eli possesses the book he so. Carnegie gary odman and eli denzel washington each explain what the book means to them.
It is at this point that his greatest obstacle is yet to come in the person of carnegie, gary oldman who, like eli, is a survivor from the time before. Denzel washington, gary oldman and mila kunis star in this scifi action thriller. We learn today that gary oldman has joined denzel washington in the book of eli. With original music composed by atticus ross, from the very opening sequence in the film it serves a powerfully present purpose in the film. Starring denzel washington and gary oldman, the book of eli is a stunning postapocalyptic thriller in which a nomadic warrior washington travels a futuristic american wasteland on a mission to protect the last surviving copy of a sacred text. The book of eli denzel washington gary oldman mila kunis 2010 a lone warrior denzel washington faces many dangers as he carries hope for humanitys redemption across a postapocalyptic wasteland. The book of eli repeats atop the dvd and bluray sales charts jul 1, 2010. The interview took place in january 2010 in hollywood, ca at the book of eli movie premiere. The movies blatant support of christianity and the notsosubtle references to the bible are greatly encouraging and very surprising for a major theatrical release. Though eli prefers peace, he will risk death to protect his precious cargo, for he must. The book of eli, although another post apocalyptic tale in a growingly crowded genre landscape, is artistic as well as entertaining and as such earns a 3.
Book of eli, the eli walks alone in postapocalyptic america. Eli and solara are surrounded and dragged out of the house. 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. He eventually finds his way to an adhoc frontier outpost under the sway of sneering gary oldman, who is frantically searching for a book he appears to believe is a weapon of awesome power.
But carnegie gary oldman, the powerhungry dictator of a decrepit survivors colony, is also interested in elis book for very different reasons. Perhaps its the freshness of that movie, and the popularity and respect afforded mccarthys book, that will make the road so prevalent in any evaluation of the hughes bros. Download the book of eli full movie download full movies. With denzel washington, mila kunis, ray stevenson, gary oldman. The book of eli, which has a deliberately ugly bleached copper look, is like a videogame mashup of american and spaghetti westerns and japanese samurai flicks. Make no mistake, the book of eli is a postapocalyptic actionadventure movie. Interview with gary oldman, who plays carnegie in the book of eli. The book of eli is very compelling and aweinspiring, with excellent production standards as well as absorbing character portrayals by denzel washington and gary oldman. 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. Elkanah also had another wife who bore him children.
Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in something greater than himself, eli does what he must to surviveand continue. Washington makes for a great badass with a heart of gold, and oldman, well, he was born to play cartoonishly overthetop villains. He heads west along the highway of death on a mission he doesnt fully understand but knows he must complete. Only one other man in this ruined world understands the power eli holds, and is determined to make it his own.
Green zone is the top dvd rental in its first week on the shelves. For every film where i dont know the leading roles eyewear, theres another where i do. The book of eli is an oldfashioned western dressed up in postapocalyptic rags. We get the following scoop from the tom jones hideout caves of yahoo gary oldman is in negotiations to star opposite denzel washington in the book of eli, an action thriller that returns the british actor to his more villainous side. Gary oldman carnegie denzel washington eli jennifer beals claudia tom waits engineer michael gambon george mila kunis solara. 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. 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. Cartea lui eli the book of eli dvd, bluray actiune, aventura, drama, thriller, western mila kunis, gary oldman, denzel washington, john koyama, don tai. The story revolves around eli, a nomad in a postapocalyptic world, who is told by a voice to deliver his copy of a mysterious book to a safe location on the west coast of. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a re. The book of eli action and adventure films the guardian. Elis mission is to save his prized bible for a greater good, and hell fend off the unyielding attacks. Click here to start watching the book of eli details about these download services.993 1142 1205 841 329 1285 320 1510 1128 722 692 14 1404 1386 63 669 900 66 886 600 1430 1193 1096 848 1078 1244 891 616 617 737 396 235 850