History Film / TheBookOfEli

3rd Apr '16 5:17:03 AM eroock
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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The colors are bleached to give a bleak, desolate, post-apocalyptic scenery. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]] considering what's affected the environment -- damaged ozone and resultant harsh sunlight, lack of rain, dust blowing everywhere, radiation, pollutants...



* RealIsBrown: Deliberately used and justified considering "The Flash".

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* RealIsBrown: Deliberately used and justified The colors are bleached to give a bleak, desolate, post-apocalyptic scenery. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]] considering "The Flash". what's affected the environment -- damaged ozone and resultant harsh sunlight, lack of rain, dust blowing everywhere, radiation, pollutants...
21st Feb '16 10:07:31 AM tubgoat
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* OffWithHisHead: said bar fight in the following post results in Eli lopping off the heads of 3 enemies in rapid succesion.
21st Feb '16 10:03:53 AM tubgoat
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* CradlingYourKill: Eli does this as he [[MercyKill mercy kills]] the leader of the highway robbers, whom he [[AnArmAndALeg maimed]] moments earlier.
11th Jan '16 11:33:49 PM Specialist290
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* FeudalOverlord: Carnegie rules over his little "kingdom" like an absolute despot, taking whatever he wants from whomever he pleases and enforcing his will with a small army of thugs.



* FeudalOverlord: Carnegie rules over his little "kingdom" like an absolute despot, taking whatever he wants from whomever he pleases and enforcing his will with a small army of thugs.
11th Jan '16 10:08:01 PM Specialist290
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* FeudalOverlord: Carnegie rules over his little "kingdom" like an absolute despot, taking whatever he wants from whomever he pleases and enforcing his will with a small army of thugs.
26th Dec '15 6:17:08 PM nombretomado
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A 2010 [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] film starring Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/MilaKunis directed by the Creator/HughesBrothers. Think a live action adaptation of the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' {{Manga}}[=/=]{{Anime}} with a {{Race Lift}}ed Kenshiro, or ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' with Christianity instead of the AmericanDream.

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A 2010 [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] film starring Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/MilaKunis directed by the Creator/HughesBrothers. Think a live action adaptation of the ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' {{Manga}}[=/=]{{Anime}} with a {{Race Lift}}ed Kenshiro, or ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' with Christianity instead of the AmericanDream.
UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.
5th Dec '15 3:09:16 AM morenohijazo
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* PostApocalypticGasmask: The film takes place some thirty years after an obvious nuclear war. We see the hero wear a gas mask in the opening scene in a contaminated forest where dust falls from the sky.
21st Nov '15 1:22:56 PM darrenr
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* DecoyDamsel: The trap early on. Eli doesn't fall for it. The woman tries it again on Solana, but when she realizes Solana is a woman, [[EvenEvilHasStandards but when she sees Solana, she tries to warn her away]] [[RapeAsDrama because she knows the gang will force themselves on her, and they would have]] if not for [[spoiler: [[BigDamnHeroes Eli's intervention]].]].

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* DecoyDamsel: The trap early on. Eli doesn't fall for it. The woman tries it again on Solana, but when she realizes Solana is a woman, [[EvenEvilHasStandards but when she sees Solana, Solana is a woman, she tries to warn her away]] [[RapeAsDrama because she knows the gang will force themselves on her, and they would have]] if not for [[spoiler: [[BigDamnHeroes Eli's intervention]].]].
1st Nov '15 11:56:00 AM YT45
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** The movie is only specific about San Francisco, but anyone familiar with central and northern California can make some pretty good educated guesses on the setting. The opening scene with the cat in the burnt forest would be somewhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains. From there, Eli heads west into the Central Valley, which is much flatter and heavily farmed, thus pretty barren AfterTheEnd. There's a lot more major roads and freeways down there, which fits the area in question. The architecture of Carnegie's town (mostly older brick masonry and lath&splatter-type stuff, with some newer construction) is quite common around there, but less so in the major cities like Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto, or Fresno. The derelict nuclear power plant where Eli and Solara hole up for the night is about 45 minutes southeast of the Sacramento city limit. George and Martha's house is likely on the outskirts of either Sacramento or Modesto. Assuming that Solara drove west at roughly 45 miles per hour, that fits with the implied time it took them to reach San Francisco. The only real HeadScratcher is the collapsed freeway interchange where Eli witnesses the raider attack, but that could easily be chalked up to HollywoodGeography for RuleOfDrama.

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** The movie is only specific about San Francisco, but anyone familiar with central and northern California can make some pretty good educated guesses on the setting. The opening scene with the cat in the burnt forest would be somewhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains. From there, Eli heads west into the Central Valley, which is much flatter and heavily farmed, thus pretty barren AfterTheEnd. There's a lot more major roads and freeways down there, which fits the area in question. The architecture of Carnegie's town (mostly older brick masonry and lath&splatter-type lath&plaster-type stuff, with some newer construction) is quite common around there, but less so in the major cities like Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto, or Fresno. The derelict nuclear power plant where Eli and Solara hole up for the night is about 45 minutes southeast of the Sacramento city limit. George and Martha's house is likely on the outskirts of either Sacramento or Modesto. Assuming that Solara drove west at roughly 45 miles per hour, that fits with the implied time it took them to reach San Francisco. The only real HeadScratcher is the collapsed freeway interchange where Eli witnesses the raider attack, but that could easily be chalked up to HollywoodGeography for RuleOfDrama.
1st Nov '15 11:54:59 AM YT45
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** The movie is only specific about San Francisco, but anyone familiar with central and northern California can make some pretty good educated guesses on the setting. The opening scene with the cat in the burnt forest would be somewhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains. From there, Eli heads west into the Central Valley, which is much flatter and heavily farmed, thus pretty barren AfterTheEnd. There's a lot more major roads and freeways down there, which fits the area in question. The architecture of Carnegie's town (mostly older brick masonry and lath&splatter-type stuff, with some newer construction) is quite common around there, but less so in the major cities like Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto, or Fresno. The derelict nuclear power plant where Eli and Solara hole up for the night is about 45 minutes southeast of the Sacramento city limit. George and Martha's house is likely on the outskirts of either Sacramento or Modesto. Assuming that Solara drove west at roughly 45 miles per hour, that fits with the implied time it took them to reach San Francisco. The only real HeadScratcher is the collapsed freeway interchange where Eli witnesses the raider attack, but that could easily be chalked up to HollywoodGeography for RuleOfDrama.
*** Based on all of this, this troper suggests that Carnegie's town is one of several in western Amador County.
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