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The Straight of Scylla

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A short scene I did for a school project. Based on a chapter from Homer's epic, The Odyssey. This scene shows Odysseus going past the six-headed monster, Scylla, and the whirlpool, Charybdis. My friend did the music on Soundtrack

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The score lies! I cannot set my words to numbers!

Not a bad way of showing part of it. But it seemed overly static. Odysseus just STOOD there. Um, these were people. HE WOULD'VE TRIED TO DO SOMETHING. Unless the book says he just stood at the prow throughout, I doubt he'd've done so.
Plus, there was supposed to be a monster at tyhe bottom of the whirlpool as well. Think of how much suspense would have hung over the sailors' souls as they passed between two deadly dangers! At least you could have showed some sailors' eyes as well, darting back and forth, and drips of sweat dribbling from their brows. It seemed far too apathetic.
Plus, a tip - an authentic, traditional Ancient Cretan rhythm : in 5/4.
Rhythm: BOOM bah Boom Boom bah | BOOM bah Boom Boom bah | etc.
Accents: BIG small med med small | BIG small med med small | etc.
Try it for drums!


Not exactly how homer did it but it was still great
(Had to do a project for the same part of the Odyssey) But i didnt make mine into flash. BUT URS WAS WAY BETTER THAN MINE


pretty cool.
all of the graphics were really nice, and the animation was very good.
a pretty eerie sort of movie, with some cool background music. say, where they Romans on the ship? hmm, they, also were pretty well drawn.
I also liked the sillouhette of the boat on the mountain, that effect was pretty cool.
Also, the dragon's heads were really well drawn, they were scary lookin things, and it also looked very good when they were ontop of the mountain.
so overall, a pretty cool, eerie sort of movie with a bit of violence on the side. well done
overall score: 7/10

nice one

good movie, short but good. you said you did this for a school project eh? i hope you got some good marks in class for this flash.

Pretty Nice

The graphics are nice and smooth. Oddyseus is a good story, however, with the video, it was too plain. Wasn't too exciting. I'd make it longer, and a bit more upbeat to hold the attention.

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4.02 / 5.00

Jul 30, 2004
7:45 PM EDT