Thursday, June 14, 2018

Anthony Bourdain and Joy Division

Asia Argento is Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend. On Instagram, she is shown with a Joy Division poster in the background.

Joy Division was a Manchester UK group, named after a Nazi term for the sex slaves unit that served Germany's World War II-era soldiers.

In "The Hanging of Ian Curtis: A Legacy of Copycats," I consider the links between hanging suicides of Curtis, Chris Cornell, and Chester Bennington.

BTW. In Paul Montgomery's "Anthony Bourdain Joins the Court of Owls," posted July 14, 2012, there is this:

Chef, travel writer and Get Jiro! author Anthony Bourdain has joined the Court of Owls. Or maybe he’s just trying to shop the con floor incognito using one of those free masks from this week’s Batman panel. Either way, it’s a hoot.

Perhaps Mike Clelland, the author of The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity, and the UFO Abductee, could tell us more about this?

Bourdain certainly syncs with other hanging suicides.

Robert Damon Schneck, author of the original story that inspired the film entitled The Bye Bye Man (2017), points out that the main character "Elliot" (Douglas Smith) wears a Joy Division shirt. (Schneck had nothing to do with the design and production of the film.)

In the film, the "Bye Bye Man" tries to get "Elliot" to die by suicide.

The Bye Bye Man is also about mass shootings, the name game, and more. Principal filming for The Bye Bye Man took place in Cleveland, Ohio, from November 2, 2015 to January 13, 2017.

Douglas Smith told Robert Schneck that "his favorite part of the movie was that the character wore a Joy Division shirt." (Schneck, Correspondence, June 14, 2018).

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