The Book of Eli
The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic 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 movie came out and left many people blown away.
The vision of the future is very stark, and probably closer to one truth than many would like to consider. It clearly draws on several films from the past – mad max, many from the world of Asian cinema, and yet it has a very unique feel.
Denzel Washington remains in our view a real master of his craft and someone who we know is getting better and better.
For the would be film maker it highlights several key points.
The mind is more important than the reality.
A lot of the story of Book of Eli comes from the audience, the soundtrack, the look of the film, the editing and the production.
This is a movie that we urge you to watch (just don’t be in a scared mood before you do), and several of the key points will make you jump and raise your tension. Notice how they do this.
Also how “known” elements in a new context open up a whole new perception.