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Ep 233: “The Book of Eli”

May 09, 2023

We feel our way through The Hughes Brothers’ “The Book of Eli” and discuss:

  • Visual style;
  • Story & Writing, theme, outline;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.Saint Augustine

Notes & References:
CNN clip Reza Aslan discussing religion (YouTube)
other films we’ve covered that were shot by Don Burgess: “Cast Away”, and “Contact”
The Book of Eli Music by: Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne
“Sunshine” Music by: John Murphy
The Workaholics list of banned phrases (

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