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even Homer (sometimes) nods

Even the best creators of fiction sometimes commit errors. An allusion to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems contain several apparent errors in continuity. The film is without a doubt the filmmaker's masterpiece, despite a minor plot hole in the third act; even Homer nods, after all.
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Even Homer nods sometimes I suppose; or perhaps the great and the good become complacent.
"Even Homer nods" is a salutary alternative to the prospect of works of literature as ideological doomsday machines that must, on principle, deconstruct themselves.