In town, the engineer opens Eli’s locked Bible, which Carnegie discovers is in Braille, revealing Eli is blind. Claudia, pretending not to know Braille, tells Carnegie that his leg wound became infected and the loss of his enforcers caused people to run amok.
The cannibals’ hands tremble because they suffer from Kuru disease – a form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – caused by eating human brains or spines. The first symptom is limb tremors, which is why people examine Eli’s hands throughout the film. The King James Bible is approximately 789,000 words long.
A post-apocalyptic tale in which a lone man fights his way across America to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humanity. In a violent post-apocalyptic society, the drifter Eli (Denzel Washington) has been wandering west across North America for thirty years.
There will be no Book of Eli 2
It doesn’t look like there will ever be a “Book of Eli 2”. The first film concludes its main story, ending with Eli’s death after completing his mission to take the Bible to the San Francisco printers, leaving little room for a sequel in which Solara comes out alone.
I was very (pleasantly) surprised that there are two really great musical moments in the film: Eli playing on his iPod – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Al Green. Tea with the old folks (with some much-needed comic relief) – Ring My Bell by Anita Ward.
Horn locks him up and he gets an allergic reaction and passes out. When he wakes up, he finds he can breathe fine and in fact has no illness.
In The Book Of Eli (2010), people keep checking Eli’s hands when they first meet him to see if he’s shaking like all cannibals (one of them). That’s because shaking hands is one of the first symptoms of kuru disease, which is transmitted by eating other people’s brains and spinal cords.
1. Jeffrey Dahmer. Arguably the most notorious cannibalistic serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 young men between 1978 and 1991.
Expand section. Kuru is a very rare disease. It is caused by an infectious protein (prion) found in contaminated human brain tissue. Kuru is found among people of New Guinea who practiced a form of cannibalism by eating the brains of dead people as part of a burial ritual.
The clouds are grey, the scorched earth is grey, and the ancient atomic ash falling from the sky is grey.