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The Book of Eli - Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington, Ray Stevenson, Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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Movie propaganda

Centres on a lone hero named Eli who must fight his way across the wasteland of a near-future America to protect a sacred book that might hold the key to saving humanity.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film action thriller science fiction post-apocalypse wasteland search hero book

Persons of interest

  • Denzel Washington .... Eli
  • Gary Oldman .... Carnegie
  • Mila Kunis .... Solara
  • Ray Stevenson .... Redridge
  • Jennifer Beals .... Claudia
  • Evan Jones .... Martz
  • Joe Pingue .... Hoyt
  • Frances de la Tour .... Martha
  • Michael Gambon .... George
  • Malcolm McDowell... Lombardi
  • Gary Whitta .... Screenwriter
  • Albert Hughes .... Director
  • Allen Hughes .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The Hughes brothers have been watching their samurai films, especially Zatoichi (Zatôichi). They've also been reading their manga. And perhaps watching The road. And maybe a bit of Mad Max. The twist (which I've spoiled above) is the most interesting part of the film where it should be the icing on the cake. The casting is too obvious (Denzel Washington is the goody and Gary Oldman is the baddy), the sets are overdone, and I have to wonder what these people have been eating for the last 30 years. If you like apocalyptic science fiction westerns, then you might like The Book of Eli but don't count on it.

Could do better.

The action, thriller movie The Book of Eli is directed by Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes and stars Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington, Ray Stevenson.

Government security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong violence)

Surveillance time

117 minutes (1:57 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 15 April 2010

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