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In a collective brain fart (jinx!), The New York Times and Newsweek both revisit the curse of the Blair Witch Project: How none of the parties associated with the successful indie film have converted that into even more success and fame and power. The Blair Witch Project, a movie one hit wonder. This will be filed alongside the "Oscar curse" (you win an Oscar, then your next film is crappy; examples include F. Murray Abraham,

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, Tommy Lee Jones) and "box office poison" (Jeff Bridges even though he's likable and a sympathetic actor; Penelope Ann Miller, although that could also be called "Remember not to tell everyone you slept with Al Pacino or else you'll be blacklisted").