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Odysseus. Carli Jaff and Emily Magee. Movie Plot- The Intro. The movie will start with a Father telling the story of Odysseus to his daughter and son.

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Carli Jaff and Emily Magee


Movie Plot- The Intro

  • The movie will start with a Father telling the story of Odysseus to his daughter and son.
  • He will begin by talking about Odysseus when he is asked to fight in the Trojan war and the Father will explain to the children what the Oracle predicted.
  • The viewers will see the Father and children until the story gets to the point where Odysseus gets the idea to create the Trojan Horse.
movie plot the trojan war
Movie Plot: The Trojan War
  • The movie will switch from the children and their father to seeing Odysseus winning the Trojan War.
  • Only a small portion of the War will be shown because the movie will focus on the story of Odysseus’ long journey home.
movie plot the journey home
Movie Plot: The Journey Home
  • As the Oracle predicted Odysseus had a 20 year? Journey home. In these 20 years he came up against eleven obstacles.
the eleven obstacles
The Cicones

The Lotus-Eaters



The Laestrygonians


Journey to the Underworld

The Sirens

Scylla and Charybdis

The Cattle of Helios

Calypso and the Phaeacians

These obstacles will make a good movie, because they are full of adventure which will be appealing to our targeted audience. There is also information about some of the aspects of Greek mythology in Odysseus’ return home, that people will be interested in.

The Eleven Obstacles
  • Polyphemus was an important part of his journey home because he was the one who asked his father, the god Posiden to not let Odysseus return home to Ithica, and if he were to return to Ithica to have him return alone, without any of his men accompanying him.
  • This is also an interesting part of his story when Odysseus lives up to his nick name Odysseus the Cunning.
other tasks
Other Tasks
  • Polyphemus is not Odysseus’ only interesting adventure. His other encountures will also supply exciting media for the audience.
  • When he came up against The Cicones on their island there was a battle in which Odysseus lost six rows of his men.
  • When he met the lotus eaters, some of his men dined with them and became addicted to the lotus’ and had to be tied onto the ship when they left the island, so they wouldn’t stay just to eat the lotus.
movie plot the end
Movie Plot- The End
  • The Movie will end after Odysseus loses all of his men and returns home to Ithica.
  • The last scene that shows him will be him returning to his wife and, now grown up children after 20? Years.
  • This is a good ending, because it will give the audience a happy ending to complete the movie.
movie plot the bedtime story
Movie Plot- The Bedtime Story
  • Our movie will start with a father reading a bedtime story to his two small children, this is how the story will be introduced.
  • Through out the rest of the movie, there will be interuptions of the father telling the story to his children.
what these interruptions will provide
What these interruptions will provide:
  • Comedy: From the children as they comment on the story.
  • Transitions in the story: It will be a good way to flow from one part of the story to another.
  • Historical information: The father will be trying to teach the children historical information on Greece as he tells the story.
historical information
Historical Information
  • The father will give historical infmation as a way to incorporate facts that will be interseting to the viewers and that will also teach them something about Greece and how Greece life fits in with the story.
  • Some Information that we might have the father say:
  • Information on what Odysseus’ boat may have looked like.
  • What they may have eaten.
  • Where some of his journey may have taken place.
  • How a war was fought.

And much more information that will beneficial to the viewer.

  • http://www.pantheon.org/articles/o/odysseus.html
  • http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/retrieve.do?subjectParam=Locale%2528en%252C%252C%2529%253AFQE%253D%2528su%252CNone%252C8%2529odysseus%2524&contentSet=GSRC&sort=Relevance&tabID=T001&sgCurrentPosition=0&subjectAction=DISPLAY_SUBJECTS&prodId=SRC-4&searchId=R1&currentPosition=1&userGroupName=mlin_m_beaver&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&sgHitCountType=None&qrySerId=Locale%28en%2C%2C%29%3AFQE%3D%28SU%2CNone%2C8%29odysseus%24&inPS=true&searchType=BasicSearchForm&displaySubject=&docId=EJ2134050317&docType=GSRC
  • http://www.studyworld.com/newsite/ReportEssay/literature/Play%5COdysseus__A_Greek_Epic_Hero-40747.htm
  • The Odyssey (?)
  • We need more.
picture bibliography in order of appearance
Picture Bibliography (In order of appearance)
  • http://www.berryreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/trojan-horse.jpg
  • http://members.tripod.com/~Poseidon64/odysseus.jpg
  • http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/000Images/pim/polyphemus2-3717.JPG
  • http://www.irasov.com/pics/mapOdys.gif
  • http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/homer/media/odysmall.jpg