Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 9, 2017. A new audiobook reveals how the Hong Kong episode of Bourdain’s travel series Parts Unknown, which Argento directed, could have been the point where his life began to unravel. Photo: FilmMagic
Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 9, 2017. A new audiobook reveals how the Hong Kong episode of Bourdain’s travel series Parts Unknown, which Argento directed, could have been the point where his life began to unravel. Photo: FilmMagic

Did Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown episode in Hong Kong, which Asia Argento directed, mark the beginning of the end of the celebrity chef’s life?

  • In Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography, Bourdain’s Parts Unknown crew mates reveal how the episode created deep rifts within a previously tight-knit group
  • ‘The second that I knew that [Argento] was slated to direct, I knew it was doomed; I knew someone was doomed,’ the series’ regular director Michael Steed says

Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 9, 2017. A new audiobook reveals how the Hong Kong episode of Bourdain’s travel series Parts Unknown, which Argento directed, could have been the point where his life began to unravel. Photo: FilmMagic
Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 9, 2017. A new audiobook reveals how the Hong Kong episode of Bourdain’s travel series Parts Unknown, which Argento directed, could have been the point where his life began to unravel. Photo: FilmMagic
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