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Homeric nod

A continuity error in a work of fiction. An allusion to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems contain several apparent errors in continuity. Though the film is being heralded by many as the director's masterpiece, there is a Homeric nod towards the end that is undeniably jarring.
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Homer nods again in the concluding chapter, entitled 'An Afterword', which lists a few quotations that neither the opinion writer nor Osborough himself was able to identify.
Even the great Homer nods, however, and Hendry couldn't make it nine out of nine.