Homeric nod


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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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Anyone aiming to construct a complex, cross-cultural argument from three centuries of multinational history must be allowed a few Homeric nods.
But notwithstanding such rare Homeric nods, the book is an invaluable and impressive accomplishment.