History Film / TheBookOfEli

8th Jul '17 10:25:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AboveTheInfluence: Eli, for obvious reasons, refuses Solara's... solicitations. When she tells him that he ''needs'' to use her, lest her mother be beaten, Eli allows her to stay and report that she was... used.
** He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. [[spoiler:She too is blind, which obviously moves him,]] and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.

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* AboveTheInfluence: Eli, for obvious reasons, refuses Solara's... solicitations. When she tells him that he ''needs'' to use her, lest her mother be beaten, Eli allows her to stay and report that she was... used.
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used. He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. [[spoiler:She too is blind, which obviously moves him,]] and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.



* AlasPoorVillain: Redridge grabs Solara's arm as she's about to drive off after crashing, [[spoiler:only to reveal that he was impaled by Eli's blade that was set on the dash. He then pulls out the blade and steps out of the car, [[FaceDeathWithDignity taking his shades off and kneeling until his last breath]]. [[BigBad Carnegie]] is actually ''crying'' in response to it.]]
** Even sadder if you consider the AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Redridge's interest in Solara.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Redridge grabs Solara's arm as she's about to drive off after crashing, [[spoiler:only to reveal that he was impaled by Eli's blade that was set on the dash. He then pulls out the blade and steps out of the car, [[FaceDeathWithDignity taking his shades off and kneeling until his last breath]]. [[BigBad Carnegie]] is actually ''crying'' in response to it.]]
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]] It's even sadder if you consider the AlternateCharacterInterpretation implication of Redridge's interest in Solara.



* BadassLongcoat: Carnegie and Eli.
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Old People]]: When Carnegie tracks Eli to an elderly couple's house, [[spoiler:they've got a cache of weapons under the couch. When Carnegie tells them to come outside with their hands up, the old lady's response is to cock her gun and curse at them.]]

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* %%%* BadassLongcoat: Carnegie and Eli.
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass BadassGrandpa: Mix this with NeverMessWithGranny and you get "Badass Old People]]: Peole". When Carnegie tracks Eli to an elderly couple's house, [[spoiler:they've got a cache of weapons under the couch. When Carnegie tells them to come outside with their hands up, the old lady's response is to cock her gun and curse at them.]]



* [[spoiler: BlindBlackGuy: The hero falls into this category of TwoferTokenMinority.]]

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* [[spoiler: BlindBlackGuy: The hero falls into this category of TwoferTokenMinority.]]%%%* BlindBlackGuy



* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Eli uses a machete, a bow, and a number of guns.]]

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* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Eli uses a machete, a bow, and a number of guns.guns effectively despite his blindness.]]



* {{Determinator}}: Eli. [[BluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Eli.Eli can't be stopped by anything. [[BluesBrothers He's on a mission from God, after all.]]



* DisappearedDad: Solara tells Eli that Carnegie isn't her father, leaving her real one unknown and unmentioned. There's a fan theory on who is, however [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/board/nest/193018806?ref_=tt_bd_3]]

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* DisappearedDad: Solara tells Eli that Carnegie isn't her father, leaving her real one unknown and unmentioned. There's a fan theory on who is, however is at this link here - [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1037705/board/nest/193018806?ref_=tt_bd_3]]



* KarmicDeath: See LaserGuidedKarma below.

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* KarmicDeath: See LaserGuidedKarma below.While this world has become a crapsack, lots of people die from bad karma catching up to them.



* PetTheDog: At first it seems like Redridge only wants Solara for one thing, but he does show some genuine concern for her well-being later in the movie. See below.

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* PetTheDog: At first it seems like Redridge only wants Solara for one thing, but he does show some genuine concern for her well-being later in the movie. See below.



* WalkingTheEarth: Eli has been doing it for thirty years. [[spoiler: Solara starts doing this at the end of the film.]]

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* WalkingTheEarth: Eli has been doing it wandering for thirty years. [[spoiler: Solara starts doing this at the end of the film.]]
3rd May '17 9:27:02 AM Zeiss
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** He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. She too is blind, which obviously moves him, and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.

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** He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. She [[spoiler:She too is blind, which obviously moves him, him,]] and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.
29th Apr '17 10:30:05 PM Golondrina
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20th Apr '17 4:32:46 PM TastySauce
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** He might have had a slight interest in Solara's mother, Claudia. She too is blind, which obviously moves him, and he pays her a compliment about her shampoo - Eli never pays compliments to ''anyone''.
21st Mar '17 6:40:40 AM rafi
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* RewatchBonus: All the hints towards [[spoiler:Eli's blindness]].
4th Mar '17 5:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler: The two cannibals]] are named [[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf George and Martha]].

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** [[spoiler: The two cannibals]] are named [[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf [[Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf George and Martha]].
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.''
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