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5 Hollywood movies that were a curse upon their own filmmakers

Aishwarya Bhat

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Decency and modesty are the latest casualties in the present time. Hollywood too has become a place where one can listen to endless cockamamie stories. Infact, Hollywood is as superstitious a place as the heaven or hell, all owed to the uncountable story tellers, tales and baseless myths. Strings of mishappenings , gruesome incidents , loads of bad luck, line up like an arrow of grim fate pointing a particular movie and ssshhhhhh!!!! The movie is cursed !You might have heard about the movies that have killed the careers of numerous actors, actresses, directors and many others, but , readers sit back and get prepared to read about the those movies that have actually killed the leads or half of the movie cast. Yes!!! We are here with the top 5 cursed Hollywood movies.

1.Poltergeist (1982)

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Poltergeist is considered as one of the most cursed film franchises of all time. Dominique Dunne, who appeared in the first film, was murdered by her boyfriend. Julian Beck, who played Henry Kane, died of stomach cancer in 1985. Will Sampson, who played Taylor in Poltergeist II also died in 1985 of post-operative kidney failure. Perhaps the most bizarre of all these deaths was that of Heather O’Rourke, who played Carol , after developing stomach cramps on set, she soon took a turn for the worse and went into cardiac arrest where she was immediately rushed into surgery, and died on the operating table.

2.The Exorcist (1974)

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There were at least eight deaths that were associated with the filming of The Exorcist, including Jack MacGowran, the actor who played the role of Burke Dennings and Valsiliki Maliaros who played Father Karras’s mother, both died shortly before the film’s release. The connected deaths were not limited to the cast, the man responsible for refrigerating the set also died during the production, as did a night watchman on the set. The MacNeil home was burned to the ground in a fire.

3.Superman (1978)

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Unfortunately, the actor who played super man during the 70’s and 80’s was not as lucky as the flying superhero.It is well known that Christopher Reeve became paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse in 1995. The actor later died in 2004 of heart failure related to his paralysis. Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane, suffered from mental illness in the years following the films, and was once found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, dirty and disheveled. Richard Pryor, who made an appearance in Superman III, died of multiple sclerosis not long after his appearance, and George Reeves, the original 1950’s Superman, died at the early age of 45 in 1959.

4. Wizard of Oz (1939)

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This staple of American culture came at the cost of quite a few lives. There were several accidents while filming, including Margaret Hamilton getting badly burned while filming a stunt, and several flying monkeys falling from their harnesses. The star of the show, Judy Garland who played Dorothy, had a troubled life after the film’s release. She struggled with addiction and eventually died of an overdose aged 47. Frank Morgan, who played the Wizard, got into a serious car accident that claimed the life of his chauffeur and left his wife permanently crippled in her right leg.

5.Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

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The film’s composer died of an accidental fall and William Castle, the producer, suffered from gallstones as soon as the film was wrapped. Most infamous of all was what happened to Roman Polanski, the film’s director. His wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson family. She was eight months pregnant with their first child. Harsh, isn’t it?

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    February 12, 2018 at 10:44 PM

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Are POCSO act and the ordinance, serious step or another politically driven decision taken in haste ?

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POSCO act, the protection of children from sexual offences act(2012) was formed to protect children from sexual abuses. Yes people, ironically “to protect”. The act seemingly has fallen prey to the deaf, dumb, corrupt society in India.

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What now makes the news are the few amendments proposed in the form of ordinance, by our
recent government.
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It clearly states:

  • In case of RAPE of a girl below the age of 12, the punishment will be death penalty, life imprisonment or a minimum imprisonment of 20 years.
  • In case of gang-rape of a girl below the age of 16, the punishment will be imprisonment for the rest of life.
  • In case of rape of a girl above the age of 16, the punishment will be imprisonment for 20 years (earlier 10 years) which is extendable for rest of life.
  • In case of rape of a woman, the least punishment has been provided to be 10 years (earlier 7 years) which is extendable to life imprisonment.
  • Investigation and trial of all cases of rape are to be completed within 2 month.

With all the above few mentioned points , the action is truly welcomed and appreciated.

BUT! A question that is constantly distracting my mind is, how can one categorize the penalty for a gruesome incident like RAPE on the basis of the age of the victim. Will a 13 year old feel less than what the poor 12 year soul is going through? Why is the extent of damage thought of as another criteria for deciding the term of punishment? Can anyone ever really understand what mental damage the victim and family goes through Is this a real serious step ?or just another politically driven decision taken in haste? Who shall be answerable when a death penalty will be inapplicable if the victim is 12 years and 2 month old? Will this be really effective in bringing about the change which we Homo sapiens are wishing to see in this era?

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Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University organizes an exciting E-SUMMIT for young entrepreneurs you surely won’t want to miss !!

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When it comes to showcasing bold, stimulating entrepreneurs who intent new shots at investment, partnership and collaboration, the only junction that does them justice is the E-Summit. The summit primarily aims at illuminating the concept of entrepreneurship, inspiring people to develop skills to find new, easy ways to overcome problems. They are able to discuss more insubordinate issues which aren’t easily governed or managed.

The E-Summit at Ramswaroop Memorial University, Lucknow will be a 2-day fest at 20th and 21st April, 2018. It will circumspect a range of workshops, panels, fierce talks, face off competitions and sessions.
The opportunities to gain skills and connections through participation is paramount.

Let us see what this E-summit will offer.

E-Talks

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This is the heart of the summit. Some of the leading business tycoons and chief executives of various organisations share their proficiency and experiences. The journey from rags to riches is all about escapades they didn’t refrain from executing.

Speaker Sessions

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Specially designed sessions where prominent speakers deliver sermons in a specific time slot. The
industry leaders talk on their areas of expertise. Motivational enough?

Competitions

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The rivalry is at the highest pitch when participants have been lectured and motivated at talks and sessions. These competitions help the participants to analyze their implicit capabilities. The winners receive all sorts of awards and recognition, but what one mainly gains is the determination to meet goals.

Workshops

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The sole purpose of a workshop is to demonstrate practical application of theoretical conceptions. The summit workshops help the students to learn entrepreneurship from basics to expertise. It also works the other way around. These workshops help the entrepreneurs to promote their business or develop them by initiative and efforts with less assistance.

Panel Discussions

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A panel is most influential entrepreneurs and speakers discuss the trending business topics and challenges faced in growth stage of companies. The panel tries to meet these challenges by identifying potential weapons to combat such situations.

There are many new antivirus at each E-summit that help the audience to gain entrepreneurial skills and mindset. For Elon Mask quotes,

Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.

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7 WOMEN FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHOSE NAMES ARE LOST IN THE PAGES OF INDIAN HISTORY!!

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The 69th Republic Day of India is around the corner and here we are thinking about what kind of patriotism we cherish. India is a country of vast cultures, traditions, religions and a glorious history. Our country has witnessed a struggling past with people fighting for complete freedom. India is usually termed as a place where martyrs like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh were born to glorify the nation. Little do we realize, behind every successful man there is an even stronger woman with a realistic approach. There have been women freedom fighters whose contribution to the freedom struggle has been magnificent. Unfortunately, these women have lost their identity in the pages of history amidst the men who took the limelight. This Republic Day, let’s celebrate the courage of those women who never failed to fight for the nation.

RANI LAKSHMI BAI

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She was a 22-year-old lady who fulfilled her responsibility both as the country’s daughter and the mother to her son. She was the symbol of heroism, courage and leadership during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Fearlessly, she fought the Britishers in the battlefield till her last breath.

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BEGUM HAZRAT MAHAL

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The lady who conquered the throne of Awadh, becoming the reason why people began toprotest the East India Company. She is said to be the sole reason whose courage led the British out of Awadh.

KITTUR RANI CHENNAMMA

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She is remembered as one of the first freedom activists in India who was fearless and courageous. She led an armed rebellion against the British rule, losing her life during the struggle.

MADAM BHIKAJI CAMA

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The founder of the Home Rule Society, she was known as one of the greatest women in the history of India. She dreamt of an Independent India where she herself designed the flag. She became the first ever Indian woman to hoist the Indian Freedom Struggle flag in Germany.

ARUNA ASIF ALI

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A woman who did not fear the dark closed walls of a prison, even the negativity of that place didn’t scare her. Other than participating in the freedom struggle, she also held a hunger strike for proper treatment of political prisoners.

DURGABAI DESHMUKH

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Married at the age of 8, she left her family to become the first female criminal lawyer of India. She ignited the feeling of nationalism in people, started educational programs and practiced rehabilitation of needy women children.

USHA MEHTA

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A lady who during the Quit India Movement 1942 started an underground secret radio station in India. The sole motive of this radio was to transfer important messages of Gandhi from jail directly to the public. She also faced an imprisonment of four years for this act but did not give up in front of the British power.

It is beautifully quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a tea bag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you out her in hot water.” The ignited fire for complete independence was burning within every citizen of the country. Where the men led every movement, people must realize that there were these women who became the real heroes. They came up with courage, bypassing the barriers of gender, fighting like a warrior till the end. Their names might not be prevalent, but their souls surely remain to beautify the history of this country named, India.

HAPPY REPUNLIC DAY!! THIS REPUBLIC DAY, THINK DIFFERENTLY TO EXPLORE INDIA BETTER.

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