History Film / TheBookOfEli

3rd Dec '16 4:12:53 PM TrollBrutal
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** Early on, when Solara is sent to bring Eli water he just bartered for, someone is whistling the main theme from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''.

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** Early on, when Solara is sent Redridge likes to bring Eli water he just bartered for, someone is whistling whistle the main theme from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''.
3rd Dec '16 4:04:01 PM TrollBrutal
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* CozyCatastrophe: Averted. [[spoiler:Except for the remnants in Alcatraz.]] [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since- [[spoiler: 'Everyone knows there's nothing to the West' means no one's going to waste precious resources looking for something they don't believe to exist, and then try and find a boat or some way to get there.]]



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Eli has about thirty years worth of practice surviving the dangers of traveling alone in a post-apocalyptic world but [[spoiler:considering that he's blind the trope counts. Not to mention that a guy with perfect vision would be relying on a lot of luck to get some of those long-distance shots with a 30+ year old semiautomatic handgun, single-handed. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he might have had some Divine Intervention.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Eli has about thirty years worth of practice surviving the dangers of traveling alone in a post-apocalyptic world but [[spoiler:considering that he's blind the trope counts. Not to mention that a guy with perfect vision would be relying on a lot of luck to get some of those long-distance shots with a 30+ year old semiautomatic handgun, single-handed. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that It's implied he might have had benefit from some Divine Intervention.]]



** This could be a Played With trope. Given the latter gang's [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil treatment of women]] it's possible the girl was raped at some point and/or agreed to the deals to save herself. Though this is selfish and callous, she did try to warn away Solana, yet showed no regret or remorse at the idea of a man being killed and eaten and didn't tell Eli where the water was. It's also possible the whole ruse was her idea.
3rd Dec '16 4:01:04 PM TrollBrutal
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*** Based on all of this, this troper suggests that Carnegie's town is one of several in western Amador County.



* HoneyTrap: Solara is sent to Eli's room in order to get information on the secret book.
27th Nov '16 5:57:24 PM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: Among the pile of books and magazines brought before Carnegie (and subsequently burned) is a copy of ''TheDaVinciCode.''

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* TakeThat: Among the pile of books and magazines brought before Carnegie (and subsequently burned) is a copy of ''TheDaVinciCode.''Literature/TheDaVinciCode.''
25th Nov '16 8:58:48 PM nombretomado
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** When Carnegie puts Eli up for the night, the poster on the wall is for ''ABoyAndHisDog'', another post-apocalyptic movie set in a desert. A thug aiming down from a rooftop can also be seen using a modified Springfield rifle that was used by the main character in that movie.

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** When Carnegie puts Eli up for the night, the poster on the wall is for ''ABoyAndHisDog'', ''Film/ABoyAndHisDog'', another post-apocalyptic movie set in a desert. A thug aiming down from a rooftop can also be seen using a modified Springfield rifle that was used by the main character in that movie.
12th Nov '16 1:15:41 PM nombretomado
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Natch, given what [[Literature/TheBible the book]] is; Eli quotes from it. Also {{subverted}} when Eli is trying to explain the concept of faith to Solara with the metaphor "flower of light in a field of darkness". She asks if he got that from the book, and he admits that it's a quote from JohnnyCash.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Natch, given what [[Literature/TheBible the book]] is; Eli quotes from it. Also {{subverted}} when Eli is trying to explain the concept of faith to Solara with the metaphor "flower of light in a field of darkness". She asks if he got that from the book, and he admits that it's a quote from JohnnyCash.Music/JohnnyCash.
6th Nov '16 4:05:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Three guesses as to whom. For proof look at the awesome page; all but two of the entries are Eli's.



* BadassPreacher: Played with. Although Eli is not a literal preacher, he is the closest thing to a religious figure in the post-apocalyptic world and he is so totally {{badass}} that only God can help you if you mess with him.

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* BadassPreacher: Played with. Although Eli is not a literal preacher, he is the closest thing to a religious figure in the post-apocalyptic world and he is so totally {{badass}} badass that only God can help you if you mess with him.
28th Jun '16 11:50:54 PM YT45
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** Even sadder if you consider the AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Redridge's interest in Solara.
9th Jun '16 4:53:39 AM jackgrimm99
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* SilenceIsGolden: The first 10 minutes of the movie are completely free of dialogue.
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...
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