Wow I didn’t even think of the yt videos that are indirect. I was thinking of the ones that are straight up guides lol
That Pandora's Box wasn't simply opened centuries and millennia ago, it's been empty for so long it's stuffed and packed with cobwebs. Suicide sells tickets and books (which makes opponents of Sanctioned Suicide incredibly naïve, ignorant and stupid). This movie was a box office smash in 1978...:
Incidentally, the ninth billed cast member of The End was making her movie debut, heavily hyped teenaged 1970's actress Kristy McNichol, who would later essentially end her career after 100 episodes of the later television series "Empty Nest" due having to bipolar disorder, a common condition in the acting profession which did not yet exist as a diagnosis when McNichol and other sufferers like Patty Duke originally became famous in Hollywood. (Duke would not get diagnosed and placed on lithium until 1982. What she is displaying with her dual roles in the 1960's "Patty Duke Show" and her histrionic performance in "Valley of the Dolls" is a channeling of her yet undiagnosed mental illness.)
Many performers in acting derive their ability from being bipolar, but acknowledging having that condition remains a questionable choice, as the downward career trajectory of Catherine Zeta-Jones after revealing her diagnosis demonstrates. (For McNichol, there were hardly any reruns of "Empty Nest" to provide residuals, although that was her likely objective in reaching 100 episode tapings for syndication. "Empty Nest" was a spinoff of "The Golden Girls," which does remain heavily in American syndication to this day. "Golden Girls" lasted 180 episodes, "Empty Nest" lasted 170 episodes. Why didn't "Empty Nest" ever succeed in syndication? Perhaps a variety of reasons, but the stigma still attached to Bipolar Disorder may not have helped when syndication was attempted from 1993 to 2000, ending shortly before the death of star Richard Mulligan.)
Anyhow, there are shit tons of ways one can die which have always been depicted in movies and television shows. (I mentioned Patty Duke's bipolar fueled performance as Neely in "Valley of the Dolls." In that movie, murdered actress Sharon Tate's character commits suicide with an overdose. "Valley of the Dolls" was originally to have the drug addicted Judy Garland return to movies after a five year absence as Helen Lawson, but art imitated life as Garland's own Demerol and alcohol fueled demons ruined her chances. Fox wanted Raquel Welch to portray sexpot Jennifer North, but Welch wanted to play Neely instead, giving Tate the biggest break in the only successful movie of her career. That movie was Fox's highest grossing film up to 1968 without a roadshow theatrical release, while Jaqueline Susanne's 1966 novel on which it was based was the best selling novel of 1966, and the best selling novel of all time by 1974. It appears that drugs, alcohol and suicide sell profitably, while bipolar disorder is not so profitable.