(if you like to go into movies with no knowledge whatsoever of the plot, and are planning on seeing “The Book of Eli,” you might not want to keep reading. I won’t give away any of the big twists, but I will definitely tell you some things in this post. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Go watch it and come back. I need people with whom to talk about it.)
Just watched “The Book of Eli,” and was very impressed by the cinematography. I was also a huge fan of the writing. The subtlety between using knowledge as tyrannical abuse (note the use of Mussolini’s biography when you first see the “Carnegie” character) and using knowledge as the foundation to a civilized society was brilliant.
He (or she) with the most information wins. I’ve found that to be true in nearly every realm. From avoiding repeat history to negotiating the price of a car, the one who knows the most in the conversation comes out on top.
What do you think? When reduced to our most base instincts, how does knowledge change things?