The Odyssey

Continuity mistake: When the men enter the cyclops' cave, Odysseus crouches down and says "They keep sheep in this cave with them". Between shots his arm goes from being at a 90 degree angle to being at a 45 degree angle.

Continuity mistake: When Elpenor says "We will not reach Ithaca without you" Odysseus replies "Yes you will" and hugs him. In that shot Odysseus' right hand is on Elpenor's back, but in the next as Odysseus says "It is I who am lost" his hand is on Elpenor's head.

Continuity mistake: When Telemachus is born and Penelope and Odysseus hold him, Penelope's hand goes from touching the baby's arm to touching his head.

More mistakes in The Odyssey


Trivia: The makers placed an animatronic head over a sumo wrestler's body to create the cyclops.


Tiresias: It is the journey itself that makes up your life.

Athena: The gods cannot do for man what man must do for himself.

Odysseus: Is easy to be angry.


Question: At the beginning of the movie, when the men are boarding the ship, a line of sailors are marching single file, nodding their heads up and down and chanting "Ahh-ah, ah-ooh" repeatedly. What are they doing this for?

Chosen answer: It's a marching chant, sort of like an ancient version of the marching music we have now.

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Question: How long was Odysseus gone?

Answer: The Trojan War itself was a decade long, followed by Odysseus' ten-year journey home to Ithaca, so all told he was gone roughly twenty years.


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