Originally Posted by IAM4UK
eweiss, "Eli" is the name of Denzel's character. And apparently, the book he has that everyone wants is the Bible.
That reminds me of a superb scene from a movie called "The Apostle," directed by Robert Duvall. Billy Bob Thornton intends to drive a bulldozer through Duvall's church. Duvall stops him by putting the Bible in his path. Superlative acting in that scene, and a very tense and powerful dramatic moment. Highly recommended viewing.
The Apostle was a great movie. It was the first movie I've seen that dealt with the hypocrisy that exists within all humans and that is especially attributed to religious people, and it dealt with this issue in a way that was both fair and humbling. The scene of Duvall witnessing to others on the chain gang was very profound to me. Duval was both a sincere Christian *and* a murderer, and so we all fall short of the glory of God and all that jazz.
As far as Eli goes, I find it odd that the trailer shows people trying to stomp Eli into next week so they can (presumably) steal his Bible! Talk about hypocrisy!