An historic piece of film. You must forgive the primitive special effects which, for example, make the cyclops appear to be only eight feet tall. In its day it was probably considered an amazing film. The acting is silent-movie style overdone. The costumes and special effects are laughable. The film has been chopped down to only the barest of the original Homer story. As a high school English teacher, I show parts of this film to my class after we read Book 9 (the cyclops story). The class alternately howls and laughs at what they are watching. Nonetheless, movies like this set the stage for all the big extravaganzas that were to follow. If you want to preview this film, you can find snippets of this movie on several online sites.
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