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John Woo, Takeshi Kanshiro( Associated Press )
By Patrick Day, Todd Martens and Rebecca Snavely, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
The wind was responsible for stoking the inferno that killed one stunt man and seriously injured five others on the set of John Woo's 2008 period action movie "Red Cliff." But any time death visits a movie set, talk immediately turns to supernatural causes, such as curses. The number of so-called cursed productions in Hollywood history is mercifully low, but once the curse talk begins, it can be serious business for those involved with the production.
This year will also see the release of "Quantum of Solace," another "cursed" production. But these are just the latest film sets that gained a bad reputation.