Box Office Factor http://boxofficefactor.com All things about movie box office Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:16:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Yet Another 20 Fascinating Factlets http://boxofficefactor.com/awesome/yet-another-20-fascinating-factlets/ http://boxofficefactor.com/awesome/yet-another-20-fascinating-factlets/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:16:35 +0000 http://listverse.com/2010/01/29/yet-another-20-fascinating-factlets/ I have to confess, I simply can’t get enough of facts and factlets. The more obscure, the more I like them. This list, our fourth in the series of factlets, looks at another 20 little known facts or myths. As always you should add your own favorites to the comments for the benefit of all […]

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I have to confess, I simply can’t get enough of facts and factlets. The more obscure, the more I like them. This list, our fourth in the series of factlets, looks at another 20 little known facts or myths. As always you should add your own favorites to the comments for the benefit of all readers. This list was partly inspired by the Book of Myths & Misconceptions.

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1. The well-known piece of music (often played by children) called “Chopsticks” was written in 1877 by 16 year old Euphemia Allan who called it the “The Celebrated Chop Waltz”. A rendition of the full waltz can be seen in the video clip here (minus the addition of the chopstick clicking).

2. Barbie was not the first slutty doll available for young girls (and the odd boy). It was, in fact, Bild Lilli, based on a cartoon character who had questionable morals. Originally Bild Lilli was sold to men as a sexual novelty item but an American woman, Ruth Handler, saw the doll and stole the concept for her Barbie for children. Lilli is pictured above. I think that the makers of Bild Lilli probably had good grounds to sue Miss Handler for stealing their idea.

3. Iron Eyes Cody was the name of an American Indian who appeared in an American public service campaign to “Keep America Beautiful”. Cody claimed to be of Cherokee/Cree lineage and certainly looked the part in the advertisement. In actuality, Cody was really Espera DeCorti – the son of two Italian immigrants!

4. We have all heard of the puritans and their extremely dull ways, but what most people don’t know is that they were not anti-alcohol. In fact, when the Mayflower sailed to America, its cargo hold contained more beer than water and not long after settlement, the production of rum became the largest industry in colonial New England.

5. This may have been mentioned on a previous list (there are now so many that even I am losing track!) It is a long-held myth that cutting out exercise causes muscle to turn to fat. This is, of course, logically impossible as one substance cannot change into another without the help of a miracle! When you stop exercising, your muscles do shrink, but you don’t lose any muscle cells (and they certainly aren’t replaced with fat cells).

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6. Superman’s creators (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster) were barely out of high school when they created their hero and sold him to DC comics for a mere $130! They certainly came to regret it and eventually took the company to court. DC settled out of court and gave the men an annual pension of $20,000 per year indexed to the cost of living. They eventually earned over $100,000 per year for their work.

7. During the course of the Second World War, six Americans were killed by the Japanese on the US mainland. The Japanese sent a series of balloon bombs to the States and most of them were destroyed by the military or landed without exploding. But, one bomb was caught in a tree in the woods near Bly, Oregon, and when a young girl tried to pull it out of the tree it exploded, killing her, the local church minister’s wife, and four children.

8. This is another myth but one which we would all love to keep alive. Scholars believe that pirate treasure is a big fat myth. Because pirates led short lives (due to their dangerous occupation), they would usually spend up large when they looted ships – leaving them with very little to spend later (because later probably wouldn’t come). Consequently, treasure maps with “X marks the spot” are most likely all frauds.

9. Contrary to popular belief, a bird will not reject its baby if a human touches it. The reason that parents warn their children against touching baby birds is most likely because the children will not be gentle enough not to frighten the poor things to death.

10. Sake was originally made in China and it is more a rice beer than a rice wine. Its main ingredients are rice, water, and yeast which, like beer, causes fermentation that produces alcohol.

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11. Hair products (like shampoo, and conditioner) are mostly useless. The hair that is visible on the human body is dead hair – when hair is alive it is still beneath the surface of the skin. Nothing you add to the hair can make it healthier – it can merely add shine or color. Once the hair is out, there is nothing you can do to make it healthier. To improve the health of your hair, you should drink lots of water and eat plenty of nutrient rich foods.

12. When thinking of the oldest free standing structures built by man we usually think of things like the Pyramids and the Aztec temples, but in fact neither is true. The oldest structures built by man (and still standing today) are the ?gantija temples found on the island of Malta (they are pictured above). They were built between 4100 and 2500 BC.

13. Lobsters have no vocal chords or pain receptors. Accordingly, when they are dropped live into a pot of boiling water the “scream” you hear is air escaping from their shells. This, unfortunately, has not deterred certainly governments from banning the cooking of lobsters in this way, in an astonishing act of nanny-statism.

14. There is no such thing as “double-jointedness” – people who are extremely flexible actually have a condition called hypermobility which is simply a fancy name for genetic flexibility.

15. John Calvin, in his hatred of the Catholic Church said: “If all the pieces [of the True Cross] that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load.” This myth still persists today. In 1870 all of the pieces of the True Cross that exist around the world (cataloged in the book “Les Instrument de la Passion”) were added up; the resulting quantity of timber equates to about 2% of the amount of wood found in a typical cross from the time of Christ.

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16. Contrary to popular belief, red wine and white wine do not come from red and white grapes respectively. Some white wine is made with red grapes – one example is white zinfandel. The color in wine comes from the inclusion of the grape skins – white wines are made from just the grape pulp.

17. Bra burning did not happen. The idea was mooted, but the feminists involved in the 1960s demonstrations decided it would be too dangerous so they tossed their bras into trash cans instead. The concept of bra burning was perpetuated by the media. Thousands of feminists from the ’60s are today regretting their bra burning due to their boobs now hanging below their knees.

18. Most cats love water and are fascinating by the motion and sound it makes. The myth that cats hate water most likely stems from the fact that water is often used to deter a kitten from doing something it ought not to do – either by having a bucket of water tossed at it, or a squirt from the garden hose.

19. The speed of light is constant… or so Einstein would have us believe. But he was wrong (well – he was right in a way – in a vacuum yes, the speed of light is constant). In 2006 scientists fired a laser into a tube laced with the rare element erbium – before the entire pulse entered the tube, part of it appeared at the other end and raced backward faster than the speed of light. In 1999, Harvard scientists slowed light to a mere 38 mph by shooting it through supercooled matter.

20. AOL Time Warner owns the copyright of “Happy birthday to you” and will do so until 2030 when the copyright expires. For this reason movies often use different songs (which are not in copyright or are owned by the studio) for birthday scenes. AOL Time Warner earns over $2 million per year from royalties for the song.

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Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating Trump, then apologizes http://boxofficefactor.com/trending/johnny-depp-jokes-about-assassinating-trump-then-apologizes/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:44:46 +0000 http://boxofficefactor.com/?p=13767 At an appearance in England on Thursday, actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump. He apologized on Friday for the shocking remarks. Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film “The Libertine,” when he began talking about the president, according to The Guardian. Advertisement On Our Radar Carrie’s […]

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At an appearance in England on Thursday, actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump. He apologized on Friday for the shocking remarks.

Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film “The Libertine,” when he began talking about the president, according to The Guardian.

I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go, Depp said.

Depp, who noted his comments would be in the press, then began discussing prior assassinations of presidents.

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When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living, Depp said. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.

A White House official told Fox News, “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depps colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.”

A United States Secret Service Official also told Fox News, “The Secret Service is aware of the Mr. Depps comments. For operational security reasons, we do not discuss specifically or in general terms the means and methods of how we conduct our protective responsibilities.”

Depp apologized on Friday for his jokes, telling People magazine he meant no harm. 

I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump, he said. It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.

Depps comments come a week after the politically-motivated shooting of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.

In recent weeks, a production of Julius Caesar in New York Citys Shakespeare in the Park sparked controversy when the play showed the Roman dictator, seemingly depicted as Trump, being brutally stabbed to death on stage.

Sponsors later pulled out of the event due to the graphic nature of the show.

KATHY GRIFFIN APOLOGIZES FOR PHOTO SHOOT WITH BLOODIED TRUMP MASK, SAYS SHE WENT ‘TOO FAR’

Comedian Kathy Griffin also sparked controversy after a photo of her holding a bloodied Donald Trump mask was released to the public.

Fox News’ Wes Barrett contributed to this report.

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As many people know by now, some of Disney’s much loved animated musicals, beloved and enjoyed by so many happy little children for the past eighty years, have truly horrific origins involving rape, cannibalism, torture and other very nasty happenings. Some people believe Disney improved the original stories, making them more accessible and enjoyable to the general public, others are of the opinion that Disney mauled them, or at least failed completely to do them justice.

Here are ten examples of some of the lesser-known origins of Disney’s movies, some going back in history to sources that many people are unaware of, others revealing origins that haven’t previously been discussed in such detail on the internet.

Whatever your own personal opinions of these disturbing origins and Disney’s popular renditions of them, I hope you enjoy reading this list as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Original: Pinocchio Kills the Cricket, the Fairy is a Walking, Talking Corpse and Pinocchio Dies

In the very first version of Pinocchio, the marionette is punished by death for being such a naughty boy. Pinocchio teases Gepetto mercilessly and runs away, Gepetto chases him but is caught by a police officer who throws the old man in prison, believing he is abusing the puppet. When Pinocchio returns to Gepetto’s house he meets a hundred year old cricket who tells him naughty boys turn into donkeys. Pinocchio throws a hammer at the cricket and kills it.

Pinocchio ends up nearly getting burned as fire wood, he then bites off an evil cat’s paw and meets a beautiful blue haired fairy who tells him she is dead and waiting for people to take her body away. Pinocchio then gets hung from a tree by the cat with the mutilated paw and the cat’s companion the fox, and they watch as Pinocchio suffocates to death. The End.

The editors weren’t too happy with this ending, so the author added a second part to the story. Here, the beautiful dead fairy rescues Pinocchio and they start living together, but Pinocchio takes up his wicked ways again and eventually turns into a donkey. He is sold to the circus, where he goes lame.

Pinocchio is then brought by a musician, who desires to kill him, skin him, and turn him into a drumhead. The musician ties rocks to the donkey’s neck and lowers him into the ocean to drown. As he drowns, fish eat the flesh off his bones, and the wooden marionette skeleton is left. Pinocchio swims away, but is swallowed by a giant shark, in whose stomach he finds Gepetto sitting at a table trying to eat live fish which keep wriggling out of his mouth. After they escape, Pinocchio busies himself with caring for Gepetto, and eventually as a reward for being a good lad, looking after his father and working hard, he is rewarded by being turned into a real boy.

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Original: Cassim Gets Dismembered

Who the hell is Cassim you ask? Cassim is Aladdin’s long lost father in Disney’s direct-to-video third Aladdin movie; Aladdin and the King of Thieves. In the movie, Cassim, who is the leader of the infamous Gang of Forty Thieves, gives up his wicked ways to attend Aladdin and Jasmines long awaited wedding. Some concepts for the movie were inspired by Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, a tale from 1001 Nights.

In the original version, Ali Baba learns the secret words into and out of the Forty Thieves magical secret treasure trove. Ali Baba reveals the words to his brother Cassim, who rushes to the trove to greedily collect as much gold as he can carry. In his excitement though, he forgets the magic words to get out of the cave. The thieves return, find Cassim and kill him. They divide his corpse into quarters and place the dismembered portions outside the opening of their cave as a warning to future robbers.

When Ali Baba discovers the macabre warning sign, he collects the portions of his brothers’ body and carries them home with him. He asks a slave girl, Morgiana, to make it look as if Cassim died of natural causes. Morgiana finds a skilled tailor, who expertly sews the pieces of Cassim’s corpse back together. The thieves discover where Ali Baba lives, but the slave girl ends up tricking them into killing two of their own, and she kills the rest by pouring boiling oil into the jars where they are hiding. The leader is the only one left, and Morgiana stabs him to death during dinner at Ali Baba’s house. Now that’s one loyal slave!

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Original: Cinderella Kills Her Step-Mother

By now, most of us know about the Grimm’s version of Cinderella, where the Prince spreads tar on the palace steps in the hopes that Cinderella will get stuck as she tries to flee. His plan fails however, and only her shoe is left sticking in the tar. Her sisters, who are “beautiful but black of heart” both attempt to fool the Prince into marrying them. One sister slices off her big toe so that she may fit the slipper, the other slices off her own heel. Their deceit is unmasked when Cinderella’s enchanted birds point out the blood on their stockings to the Prince. The sister’s eyes are pecked out as punishment for their cruelty and deceit. Though this is an excellent version of Cinderella, this is not the version Disney actually based their movie on.

Disney’s Cinderella was based on a very tame story by Charles Perrault, published 1697. Perrault’s version plays out almost exactly like the Disney version. However, both Perrault’s and Grimm’s versions contain elements from The Cat Cinderella, published in 1634, by Giambattista Basile. Though tame for a Basile fairy tale, it is worth noting that in this version, Cinderella confides in her seemingly kind Governess about the cruelty of her step-mother. The Governess tells Cinderella that to fix her problem she will need to kill her step-mother by slamming the lid of a large wooden chest down on her step-mothers throat, which will break her neck.

Cinderella must then convince her father to marry the Governess. Cinderella kills her step-mother and the marriage goes ahead. It turns out though that the Governess was hiding her own seven beautiful daughters out of sight, and when she produces them, Cinderella’s father loses interest in his own daughter. They all start to mistreat Cinderella, abusing her and calling her names, and she is sent to the kitchens to work as a servant (she is now given the name ‘Cat Cinderella’. previously her name was Zezolla). The rest of the story carries like a traditional Cinderella tale, and actually has a happy ending all round, but it’s nice to know that Cinderella wasn’t always so innocent.

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Original: Sleeping Beauty Slumbers Amongst Hundreds of Rotting Corpses Trapped in a Briar Hedge

In the Brothers Grimm tale of Briar Rose, a wise woman curses the baby princess so that in her fifteenth year she will prick her finger on a spindle and fall down dead. Another wise woman weakens the curse so that, instead of dying, the princess will fall asleep for a hundred years. Surely enough, in her fifteenth year, the girl pricks her finger and falls into a deathlike sleep, which quickly spreads throughout the entire kingdom until even the flies on the wall slumber. A briar hedge grows up around the castle and, over the years, hundreds of young men from faraway lands try to make their way through the brambles to ‘gaze upon’ the sleeping princess.

However the brambles are so thick that the young men get trapped in the thorns and die slow miserable deaths. On the hundredth year a prince rides by and the brambles turn into flowers and open for him because the curse has finally run out. The prince finds the Sleeping Beauty and kisses her as she awakens.

As mentioned in a previous Listverse list, the Brothers Grimm took inspiration for Briar Rose from Sun, Moon and Talia, written by Giambattista Basile. In this tale, a king rapes the princess as she sleeps. She is impregnated and gives birth to twins. One of the babies sucks the enchanted splinter from beneath her fingernail and she awakens. The queen attempts to have the babies slaughtered and fed to their father, and attempts to burn Talia alive, but the king saves the day just in time, the queen is burned in Talia’s place, and they all live happily ever after.

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Original: The Little Mermaid Kills the Prince

In the Hans Christian Andersen story that Disney based their movie on, the little mermaids tongue is cut out. She has to live in horrific pain and her feet bleed ceaselessly, then the prince marries another woman anyway. The little mermaid has a choice; she can kill the prince and turn back into a mermaid, or throw herself into the ocean and die. Unable to kill the prince, she commits suicide.

Though The Little Mermaid is an Andersen original, he took inspiration from a tale called Undine, by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. In Undine, a knight marries a water spirit and she gets a human soul. Undine’s spirit relatives are mischievous and at times quite evil, and they begin to complicate the marriage. It doesn’t help that Undine lets her husband’s ex-girlfriend, Bertilda, who is also Undines half-sister, live with them at the castle. The knight falls in love with Bertilda, and they both begin to treat Undine badly which makes her uncle, a powerful water spirit, very angry.

Undine commits suicide by throwing herself into a raging river to save her husband and Bertilda from the wrath of her uncle. She loses her human soul and becomes a spirit again. The knight believes she is dead and marries Bertilda, but this is a big no-no if you have previously been married to a water spirit. Undine is forced by spirit protocol to return in her water nixie form and kill her ex-husband! After he is buried, a tiny stream appears and circles his grave; thus, Undine and the knight remain together forever in death.

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Original: Snow White is Tortured and Made into a Slave

In the brothers Grimm tale of Snow White, the evil Queen orders a hunter to bring back Snow White’s lungs and liver as proof of the Princess’s demise. The huntsman brings back the entrails of a pig and the Queen, believing them to be the liver and lungs of Snow White, greedily devours the glistening organs.

The Queen tries to kill Snow White three times: First she pulls Snow Whites corset so tight that she passes out. Second she brushes Snow Whites hair with a poisoned comb, which causes her to fall into a deathlike sleep, the dwarfs remove the comb and she awakens. Finally, the Queen poisons an apple which Snow White eats and apparently dies. The dwarfs place her corpse in a glass coffin where a passing Prince finds her and decides to take her home with him. As the coffin is moved, the piece of apple falls from Snow Whites throat and she awakes. At the wedding, the Queen is put into red hot iron shoes and made to dance until she dies.

Grimm’s borrowed ideas for their tale of Snow White from a story called The Young Slave, written by Giambattista Basile in 1634. In this story, a baby is cursed to die in her seventh year by a fairy. When the girl turns seven, her mother is combing her hair and the comb becomes lodged in the girl’s skull, apparently killing her. The mother places the girl into seven crystal coffins, placed one inside the other, and locks her in a chamber in the castle. The mother eventually dies of grief, and entrusts the key to the chamber to her brother, telling him never to unlock the door. The brother’s wife gets hold of the key, opens the door, and finds a beautiful young woman inside the glass coffins (the girl continued to grow as she slept).

The wife thinks her husband is keeping the girl locked in the room to have sex with her, so drags her out by her hair, which dislodges the comb and breaks the spell. The wife cuts of the girl’s hair off and whips her bloody with the tresses. She then makes the girl her slave and beats her daily, giving her black eyes and making her mouth so bloody it looks as though she’s been “eating raw pigeons.” The young woman decides to kill herself but as she is sharpening the blade she tells her story to a doll. Her uncle overhears and the plot is revealed. He sends his wife away, gets medical attention for his niece, and then marries her off to a rich man.

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Original: Hercules Burned Himself Alive

Zeus, God of the sky, disguises himself as a man called Amphitryon. Why? So Zeus could have sex with Alcmene, Amphitryon’s hot wife! Zeus impregnates Alcmene after raping her. The real Amphitryon has sex with Alcmene the same night and also impregnates her, thus, she is pregnant with two babies both from different fathers! (This is physically possible incidentally.) One of the twins (Zeus’s son) is Heracles (this was the original spelling, which means “Glory of Hera.” He was given this name pretty much just to annoy Hera).

When Heracles grows up he becomes a great warrior and marries the beautiful princess Megara. They have two beautiful babies whom Heracles then slaughters when he is driven into temporary madness by Hera. Some mythologies say Heracles also killed Megara, others say he gave her to Iolaus, who was not only Heracles nephew, but also his young lover! (Heracles was a symbol of sexual prowess, having love affairs with multiple men and women.)

Later, when the centaur Nessus tries to rape Heracles fourth wife Deianeira, Heracles shoots him with arrows poisoned with the blood of the Hydra. As he dies, Nessus tells Deianeira to collect his spilled blood and semen and use it as a love potion. When Deianeira eventually begins to worry about Heracles faithfulness, she smears the potion onto a sacrificial tunic which Heracles then dons.

The venom of the Hydra (which entered Nessus’s blood when the poisoned arrow pierced him) begins to burn Heracles skin and he tears the shirt off but his skin rips off as well, exposing his bones. Deianeira hangs herself in horror. To end his excruciating agony, Heracles has a funeral pyre built and his friend Philoctetes lights the fire. Heracles burns himself alive, but instead of dying, the immortal part of his body is left after his human flesh burns away and Heracles returns to Olympus as an immortal, reconciles with Hera and presumably lives happily ever after.

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Original: The Fox and the Hound: They All Die Miserably

Copper hates Chief; a younger, faster hunting dog who is taking Coppers place in the pack. After Chief saves their Master from an attacking bear during a hunt, Coppers hate and jealousy grow steadily stronger. The Master heaps praise on Chief but ignores Copper, who cowered in fear when the bear attacked. Tod is a fox who delights in taunting the chained dogs and driving them into a frenzy. One day Chief breaks his chain and trails Tod. Tod leads the dog onto a railroad track and Chief is hit by a train and killed. The Master swears vengeance and trains Copper to ignore all other foxes except Tod.

Tod meets an older vixen and they have a litter, but the Master and Copper find the den and gas the baby foxes. The vixen is then caught in a leg trap and killed.
Tod meets another vixen and has more babies, but again his family is slaughtered by the Master. One winter, there is a rabies outbreak among the foxes, who are now scavengers. One of the infected foxes attacks a group of human children and the Master puts poison out to try and kill as many foxes as possible. A human child eats the poison and dies.

Tod escapes many more attempts on his life, but one day Copper hunts Tod so relentlessly that Tod drops dead of exhaustion. Copper is almost dead himself, but the Master nurses him back to health. They enjoy some new found popularity, but the Master starts drinking again and eventually ends up having to go into a nursing home. The master takes his shotgun and shoots Copper dead, weeping as he does so. The End.

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Original: Quasimodo Gets Tortured, Esmeralda Gets Tortured and then Everybody Dies

Frollo doesn’t try to drop the deformed baby down a well like in the Disney movie. In Victor Hugo’s dark original Frollo actually rescues the baby from being burned alive by four women who think it is a demon. Frollo adopts the baby and names him Quasimodo. Frollo is eventually driven mad with lust to dominate a beautiful fifteen year old gypsy girl called Esmeralda and makes Quasimodo kidnap her.

Quasimodo is caught in the act and arrested by the handsome soldier Phoebus, whom Esmeralda falls in love with. Quasimodo is publicly tortured and left exposed in the pillory. Phoebus (who’s already engaged but he’s a total slut) arranges a ‘private rendezvous’ between him and Esmeralda, but Frollo pays Phoebus to let him hide in the shadows and spy on them. Esmeralda, overcome by lust, gives up her vow of chastity to Phoebus, who gets right down to business. Overcome with jealousy, Frollo emerges from the shadows, stabs Phoebus in the back and flees into the night. Esmeralda is charged with the attempted murder, tortured into giving a false confession in a subterranean dungeon, and sentenced to hang.

Quasimodo rescues her as she is led to the gibbet and hides her in Notre Dame, where Frollo tries to rape her. After Quasimodo again intervenes, Frollo gives Esmeralda up and there is a brief and bloody battle during which Frollo tells her he will rescue her if she will ‘give her love’ to him. She refuses and he hands her over to the troops. Frollo watches as Esmeralda is executed, and laughs hysterically as she writhes at the end of the rope. Quasimodo then throws Frollo from the heights of Notre Dame.

Quasimodo then crawls into the crypt where the corpses of executed criminals are left to rot and wraps himself around Esmeralda’s decaying cadaver. Eventually their two skeletons are found, wrapped in an eternal embrace.

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Original: Pocahontas was Kidnaped, Raped and Murdered

The two Disney movies about the curvaceous, scantily-clad Native Indian beauty are based on sterilized and falsified English accounts of the early history of the Virginia Colony. Pocahontas was only around ten years old when Smith first made contact with the Powhetans. It is true that he was captured by the tribe, but in his original account of the event Smith relates that he was treated very kindly. It wasn’t until many years later, when Pocahontas’s name became known in England, that Smith fabricated the story about her rescuing him from execution.

When Pocahontas was seventeen, she was captured by the English and held for ransom. Her husband Kokoum was killed and Pocahontas was raped repeatedly and consequently impregnated. She was forcefully converted to Christianity, baptized Rebecca, and quickly married off to an English tobacco farmer named John Rolfe to make the pregnancy appear legitimate. In 1615 the Rolfe’s travelled to England and Pocahontas was laced into a corset and presented to the public as a ‘symbol of the tamed Virginia savage’.

After two years in England the Rolfe’s had begun their journey home to Virginia when Pocahontas suddenly started to vomit violently after dinner, she then began to convulse. Before they had even sailed off the river Thames Pocahontas had died, horribly and painfully. English historical accounts are ‘unsure of the cause of death’, speculating that she may have succumbed to pneumonia, tuberculosis, or even smallpox. However, in their book The True Story of Pocahontas; The Other Side of History Linwood Custalow and Angela L. Daniel postulate that during her time in England, Pocahontas learned of the English intentions to obliterate the Native Indian Tribes and forcefully take their lands. Afraid that Pocahontas might reveal their political strategies, her murder was swiftly plotted and she was poisoned before she could reach home and report what she had learned. Pocahontas was only twenty-two years old when she died.

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Lara Trump, President Trumps daughter-in-law, told Fox News Hannity on Friday that Johnny Depp is not doing himself any favors  with fans when jokes about assassinating President Trump.

It speaks to the bigger problem, she said. This sort of thing has been normalized.

Sean Hannity, the host, pointed out that it was not Lara Trumps first time being interviewed after a celebrity hinted at violence in regard to the president. Perhaps the most blatant thus far was when Kathy Griffin staged a photoshoot and was filmed holding a bloody mask that resembled Trump. She raised the mask and her face was stoic, reminiscent of an unaffected executioner.

Lara Trump said she went to Iowa this week with her father-in-law and the people of the country are tired of this kind of dialog. She mentioned that this sort of heated rhetoric is unique to Trump.

Its happening to Donald Trump because he is Donald Trump; their candidate failed, because they have nothing else to say. They have no platform; they have no real leader; they have no message. So the only thing they can do is pile on the president, she said. Unfortunately it is to the detriment of the country.

Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film “The Libertine,” when he began talking about the president, according to The Guardian.

When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living, Depp said. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.

Depp has since apologized and said he intended no malice.  

At least he apologized, I guess, Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, said. Its really disappointing.

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Jared Leto kindly invites himself into the ‘Wonder Woman’ universe http://boxofficefactor.com/trending/jared-leto-kindly-invites-himself-into-the-wonder-woman-universe/ Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:29:42 +0000 http://boxofficefactor.com/?p=13759 Jared Leto, thinking hard.Image:  JB Lacroix/WireImage If an extremely fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and adorable photos of young girls feeling empowered by Wonder Woman‘s success on the big screen hasn’t convinced you to high-tail to a movie theater, then yeah, you’re probably waiting for Jared Leto’s review. Don’t worry, the actor, who is probably unfazed […]

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If an extremely fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and adorable photos of young girls feeling empowered by Wonder Woman‘s success on the big screen hasn’t convinced you to high-tail to a movie theater, then yeah, you’re probably waiting for Jared Leto’s review.

Don’t worry, the actor, who is probably unfazed by that weird smell no one can quite place, has seen Wonder Woman and has a rave review. “I saw the film. I loved it. I thought it was incredible,” Leto told Entertainment Tonight. “They did such a good job.”

Great! That’s a lovely thing to say. But now that we’ve got a case of the feel-goods, there’s certainly something to rip that away immediately.

3, 2 … Wonder Woman meets Suicide Squad ah yes, there it is.

Leto is very down to reprise his role as The Joker opposite Gal Godot, “Oh my god, if I was only so lucky.”

Well, if anyone knows how to deal with Jared Leto’s stupid on-set pranks, it’s Wonder Woman.

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Un Jefe En Pañales – Trailer 2 Español Latino 2017 The Boss Baby http://boxofficefactor.com/videos/un-jefe-en-panales-trailer-2-espanol-latino-2017-the-boss-baby/ http://boxofficefactor.com/videos/un-jefe-en-panales-trailer-2-espanol-latino-2017-the-boss-baby/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:18:17 +0000 http://boxofficefactor.com/?p=12764 UN JEFE EN PAÑALES Trailer #2 Español Latino El bebe jefazo Estreno 31 de Marzo Tim es un niño de 7 años que tiene los mejores padres del mundo. Su vida es perfecta hasta que un fatídico día todo cambia de forma radical. ¿El motivo? Ya no serán solo tres en la familia, porque ha […]

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UN JEFE EN PAÑALES Trailer #2 Español Latino El bebe jefazo
Estreno 31 de Marzo
Tim es un niño de 7 años que tiene los mejores padres del mundo. Su vida es perfecta hasta que un fatídico día todo cambia de forma radical. ¿El motivo? Ya no serán solo tres en la familia, porque ha llegado su nuevo hermanito, un adorable bebé, que hace que a sus padres se les caiga la baba. Y es que este pequeñín se ha hecho el dueño de la casa, y que el bebé se convierta en el jefe de todo es algo que a Tim no le gusta demasiado.

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There’s One Book That Predicted The Future About Nearly Everything in Life. http://boxofficefactor.com/awesome/theres-one-book-that-predicted-the-future-about-nearly-everything-in-life/ http://boxofficefactor.com/awesome/theres-one-book-that-predicted-the-future-about-nearly-everything-in-life/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:16:21 +0000 http://viralnova.com/book-prediction/ If I told you that one book could predict major world events, you would think I’m talking about the Farmer’s Almanac. While the Farmer’s Almanac is fairly accurate when it comes to predicting weather patterns and events, I’m referring to a book written in 1969. John Brunner wrote Stand On Zanzibar about what life in […]

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If I told you that one book could predict major world events, you would think I’m talking about the Farmer’s Almanac. While the Farmer’s Almanac is fairly accurate when it comes to predicting weather patterns and events, I’m referring to a book written in 1969. John Brunner wrote Stand On Zanzibar about what life in the year 2010 would be like. It is a work of fiction, but after reading it, you would find some eerie similarities.

Europe establishes the Euro.

In the book, Europe establishes a union to protect and benefit their financial stability.

Honda becomes a leader in electric cars.

This doesn’t sound like such a bold prediction, but in 1969, Honda was primarily a motorcycle company.

Electronic Dance Music

Brunner predicted that electronic music would take over the mainstream radio circuits. He’s not too far off.

Tobacco slowly phasing out.

Due to the numerous health risks associated with the tobacco products of the time, Brunner predicted that tobacco would begin to be phased out and certainly frowned upon.

Marijuana is made more legal.

With tobacco on its way out, weed makes an entrance into mainstream society and becomes legal.

Detroit is in ruins.

Brunner predicted that his native city of Detroit would collapse financially and be deserted.

School shootings.

While he didn’t predict where, Brunner also predicted that school shootings and random acts of violence would be more prevalent in the future of 2010.

Facetime.

The book describes people as communicating via screens and being able to see each other. Sound familiar?

Viagra.

Sexual performance enhancers advertised on television was another prediction that Brunner made in the book.

Gay and lesbian relationships are prevalent.

Brunner also predicted that gay and lesbian couples would be more prevalent and accepted in his future.

Movies on planes.

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Stand on Zanzibar also predicted that people would be able to watch movies and TV shows on planes.

President Obama.

In the book, the President’s name is Obomi. That’s creepily close to real life President Obama.

It’s crazy how accurate (or close to being accurate) these predictions were. I’m starting to think that Mr. John Brunner may have a time machine to accurately predict the future. Either way, check out the book if you’re looking to get spooked this Halloween.

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Johnny Depp talks about assassinating Trump http://boxofficefactor.com/trending/johnny-depp-talks-about-assassinating-trump/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:40:44 +0000 http://boxofficefactor.com/?p=13754 At an appearance in England on Thursday, actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump. Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film The Libertine, when he began talking about the president, according to The Guardian. Advertisement On Our Radar Carrie’s shocking autopsy results TMZ Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/

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At an appearance in England on Thursday, actor Johnny Depp joked about assassinating President Trump.

Depp was at a drive-in movie theater in Glastonbury, where he introduced his 2004 film The Libertine, when he began talking about the president, according to The Guardian.

I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go, Depp said.

Depp, noting his comments would be in the press, began discussing prior assassinations of presidents.

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When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living, Depp said. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.

Depps comments come a week after the politically-motivated shooting of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.

In recent weeks, a production of Julius Caesar in New York Citys Shakespeare in the Park sparked controversy when the play showed the Roman dictator, seemingly depicted as Trump, being brutally stabbed to death on stage.

Sponsors later pulled out of the event due to the graphic nature of the show.

KATHY GRIFFIN APOLOGIZES FOR PHOTO SHOOT WITH BLOODIED TRUMP MASK, SAYS SHE WENT ‘TOO FAR’

Comedian Kathy Griffin also sparked controversy after a photo of her holding a bloodied Donald Trump mask was released to the public.

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India Ambassador Pick Has Questionable Private Equity Ties http://boxofficefactor.com/trending/india-ambassador-pick-has-questionable-private-equity-ties/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:39:52 +0000 http://boxofficefactor.com/?p=13751 A private equity firm run until January by a top White House adviser is pouring money into Indian companies as President Donald Trump prepares to tap that same adviser to be the next US Ambassador to India. The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Kenneth Juster, a top deputy to National Economic Council director Gary […]

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A private equity firm run until January by a top White House adviser is pouring money into Indian companies as President Donald Trump prepares to tap that same adviser to be the next US Ambassador to India.

The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Kenneth Juster, a top deputy to National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, will be nominated to the post in the next couple weeks, though perhaps not before Indian prime minister Narendra Modis June 26 White House visit.

As Juster wades through the clearance process for the post, private equity firm Warburg Pincus, where Juster was a partner until January, is dramatically scaling up its investments in Indian companies, raising questions about potential financial conflicts if Juster is confirmed.

Theres no indication that Warburgs investment decisions have anything to do with Justers potential nomination, and many of their recent investments have taken place since he left the firm. But the firms dramatic scaling up of its Indian portfolio threatens to pit Washingtons top diplomat in New Delhi against ethics rules designed to limit the revolving door between the public and private sectorsa revolving door through which Juster has passed in his moves from government to business and back into government.

According to White House financial disclosure forms, Juster was personally involved in Warburgs work in India. He listed eight of the firms Indian portfolio companies in a section of the form requiring disclosure of clients for whom you personally provided more than $5,000 in services.

His involvement in the firms Indian investment activities is hardly a surprise given Justers past work and extensive expertise in the country, but it could post potential ethics issues. He will be barred by ethics rules implemented by President Donald Trump in January from participating in policy decisions that might affect Warburgs bottom lineunless the president decides to exempt Juster from those rules, as Trump has done for the White Houses entire senior staff.

Obviously, there is a question of whether [Warburgs increased investment in India] is related to the likelihood that Kenneth Juster, a former partner, is going to be nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to India, according to Larry Noble, who works on ethics issues for the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group.

The issue for the administration is ensuring that Juster avoids any conflicts of interests when dealing with matters that involve his former firm, said Noble, a former general counsel for the Federal Election Commission. The nature of the potential conflicts will depend, in part, on whether he has any continuing financial ties to the Warburg Pincus.

The White House did not respond to questions about potential ethics issues surrounding Justers new post. Those issues could come to the fore during confirmation hearings due to Warburgs recent buying spree in India.

Just last week, the firm bought sizable stakes in three subsidiaries of the Tata Group, Indias largest conglomerate. The deal included $360 million for a 43% piece of Tata Technologies, the firms engineering and design subsidiary, and additional chunks of automotive and financial subsidiaries Tata Motors and Tata Capital.

Warburg, which has offices in Mumbai, also bought a chunk of an insurance company co-owned by Indias ICICI Bank last week, and put $300 million into a media and telecommunications buyout firm run by a former top Tata executive.

The firms June buying spree followed its January investment in Indias largest movie theater chain. According to its website, Warburg has invested in 18 other Indian companies since 2007. This year it embarked on an effort to steer nearly $8 billion in capital to the country over the next decade.

That has involved Warburg financially in ventures that could be affected by U.S. foreign policy decisions. Last week, for example, the Indian government announced a new maritime route from Qatar to the Nhava Sheva Port, where Warburg-backed Continental Warehousing operates shipping terminals. Qatar has struggled to import essential goods through a blockade by neighboring nations that say the country finances international terrorist groups. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to whom Juster would report as ambassador, has urged an end to that blockade, even as President Trump amplifies criticism of the Qatari government.

Justers role on the NEC stoked tensions between the White Houses nationalist and globalist factions, with Juster and Cohn falling squarely in the latter category. One of the officials with whom he had reportedly clashed, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, nonetheless praised his forthcoming nomination.

Ken Juster has a strong rsum and, while I only met him half a dozen or so times, I know of no reason why he could not serve our country well as ambassador to such an important country as India, Ross told the Washington Post, which first reported the news of the nomination on Wednesday.

Justers credentials to be the administrations top Indian diplomat are stellar, but they have also dovetailed with his subsequent work in the private sector. As a Commerce Department undersecretary in the George W. Bush administration, Juster spearheaded the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group, which advanced economic cooperation in the tech sector.

He was also deeply involved in the U.S.-India Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative, which worked to build economic ties in the technology, nuclear, and commercial space exploration sectors.

Juster joined Warburg as a partner in 2010. The same year, he joined the board of the U.S.-India Business Council, a trade association representing more than 350 Indian and American corporations. The group maintains a heavy advocacy footprint in Washington, where it has recently reported lobbying Congress and the State Department on immigration and visa ruleskey issues on the Trump administrations agenda.

The Council describes itself as the voice of industry operating between the two countries. With Justers potential elevation, that voice may get a lot louder.

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They told him it was impossible. It took him a hammer, a chisel, and 22 years to prove them wrong. http://boxofficefactor.com/awesome/they-told-him-it-was-impossible-it-took-him-a-hammer-a-chisel-and-22-years-to-prove-them-wrong/ http://boxofficefactor.com/awesome/they-told-him-it-was-impossible-it-took-him-a-hammer-a-chisel-and-22-years-to-prove-them-wrong/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:16:06 +0000 http://www.upworthy.com/they-told-him-it-was-impossible-it-took-him-a-hammer-a-chisel-and-22-years-to-prove-them-wrong?c=tpstream Imagine you live in a small town. And less than a mile away, there’s another small town. They have good schools. Good jobs. Good doctors. It’s just kind of generally pretty nice. Everyone in your town goes there all the time. The problem is there’s this mountain in the way. And even though it’s less […]

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Imagine you live in a small town.

And less than a mile away, there’s another small town.

They have good schools. Good jobs. Good doctors. It’s just kind of generally pretty nice. Everyone in your town goes there all the time.

The problem is there’s this mountain in the way.

And even though it’s less than a mile between your town and the neighboring town,
you gotta walk 45 miles to get around the mountain. So most people just try and go over. It’s painful. And dangerous.

One day, your wife is trying to get over the mountain, when she slips and falls. She’s injured. It’s not good. You realize this can’t go on.

So what do you do?

You might try to secure a couple billion dollars in funding, then hire a bunch of contractors with backhoes, explosives, and one of those huge drilly things from the Oceans Eleven” movies to blast a hole and lay down a sweet, shiny new highway.

(That comes in seven years late and $500 million over budget.)

The problem is, you live in a poor community in rural India.

You don’t have billions of dollars, and you definitely don’t have access to powerful politicians who can loan you that kind of cash. You only have your own two hands.

So how do you get a road through the mountain?

You grab a hammer and a chisel.

And start straight-up beasting your way through.

(Boom.)

Which is exactly what Dashrath Manjhi did.

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Everyone said he was crazy. No one believed he could do it.

But he did it. It took him 22 years, but he did it. Like a boss.


That’s some Andy Dufresne-level badassery.

But, you know. Real life.

Manjhi passed away in 2007, but his friends continue his work to this day. They’re elderly, and some of them are ill, but they haven’t given up trying to make his vision of a better life for his community come true.

Their efforts might not be quite as ready-made for Hollywood. But they’re just as important.

And just as Manjhi wanted to uplift his community by building a road, his successors are trying to push even further forward by making sure the next generation has the tools they need to get better jobs, earn a good, independent living, and succeed in life. Particularly the ones who need it most.

It’s not a simple task, much like hammering a hole through a giant mountain. But every day, they make a little more progress.

In this way, Dashrath Manjhi is not gone.

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