" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 16, 2017

The Deeply Odd Synchromystic Life and Death of Anton Yelchin

From the director of 'The Mummy'?!
May the 4th be with you?!
I was going to write that Anton Yelchin's life played out like a
Dean Koontz novel, but it was probably more like a Stephen King novel, now I come to think of it.
I've been watching a few of Anton Yelchin's movie appearances lately on DVD and the more I look into his acting career and tragic death I find a web of dark synchromysticism weaved through it all.
Stephen King
Also starring Anton Yelchin
It was while watching the films 'Odd Thomas' and
'Terminator Salvation' that I started getting the WTF feeling as I delved into Anton's acting career.
May the 4th be with you? Stephen Sommers directed 'The Mummy' and 'Odd Thomas' 
This post will remain a post in progress for quite some time (and I might have to break it into parts if it gets too long, which it probably will), as I need to watch more of Anton's movies to complete this post, but I will post some eerie synchronicities in the life and acting career of Anton Yelchin.
"Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis(2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night(2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).
He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family.

His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin, were a successful pair of professional figure skaters in Leningrad, and his grandfather was also a professional sportsman, a soccer player.
Anton was a six-month-old baby when he emigrated to the United States, where his parents settled in California, and eventually developed coaching careers.
He demonstrated his strong personality from the early age of four, and declined his parents' tutelage in figure skating because he was fond of acting, and knew exactly what he wanted to do in his life.
Yelchin attended acting classes in Los Angeles, and eventually was noticed by casting agents.

In 2000, at the age of ten, he made his debut on television, appearing as Robbie Edelstein in the medical drama ER (1994)
At the age of 11, he shot to fame as Bobby Garfield, co-starring opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), and earning himself the 2002 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film as Leading Young Actor.
Over the course of his acting career, Yelchin has already played roles in more than twenty feature films and television productions, including Pavel Chekov in the hugely successful reboot Star Trek (2009), and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness(2013).
Outside of his acting profession, Anton loved reading, and was also fond of playing chess.
He wrote music and performed with a band, where he also played piano and guitar.
Anton lived in Los Angeles, California, until his death on the evening of June 19, 2016, outside his LA home, when his parked Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward on his steep driveway, pinning him against a brick pillar and security fence.

OK, let's start with the movie 'Terminator Salvation', which takes place in 2018.
If I had to pick a key jinx film in Anton's career, then this is it.
Anton's final films that he appeared in will be released in 2017 the Chinese 'Year of the Rooster' according to his IMDB page.
"Just before Connor sets down his helicopter to infiltrate the research facility, the target camera of an incoming rocket indicates the facilities location to be N36° 17'39'' E117° 15'25''. 
According to these coordinates the facility is located in China, approximately 350km south of Bejing."
I noticed that the only song on the
'Terminator Salvation' soundtrack that wasn't written bt Danny Elfman was the 'Alice in Chains' song 'Rooster' which runs for 6:16, which would correspond to the month and year the Anton would die 6/16.
"The song that plays when Marcus Wright starts the truck in LA is 'Rooster' by Alice in Chains. The song was written by guitarist Jerry Cantrell about his father's experiences in Vietnam (Rooster was Jerry Cantrell, Sr.'s nickname), and the opening line, "Ain't found a way to kill me yet" parallels the movie from John Connor's perspective, with the machines as yet unsuccessful in their numerous attempts to kill him."
"67 is a bitch"? 
And considering that Anton would die when his parked Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backward on him in his driveway, pinning him against a brick pillar and security fence this scene in TS seemed a little prophetic I think.
If you still don't think this film seemed to be cursed
Helena Bonham Carter would lose four members of her family in a car crash while making this film.
And special effects wizard Stan Winston died during filming, making Terminator Salvation the last film he provided visual effects for.
And Michael Ironside accepted his role in the movie, despite having just broken three vertebrae in a roofing accident. 
Notice that throughout the movie, he never sits down, because of the intense pain.
'Terminator Salvation' was intended to be the first of a new Terminator "Future War Trilogy", all done by McG, but the films poor performance and reception led to McG being fired and replaced before the next two films ever came to fruition.
At one point, the film carried the subtitle "The Future Begins."
Coincidentally, the film Star Trek (2009) (which opened weeks before Terminator Salvation (2009)) used the same saying as a tagline.
Actor Anton Yelchin appears in both films."
"In the film 'Odd Thomas', Odd narrowly avoids being hit by a car sent by bodachs."
Published in September 1999
Anton Yelchin died: June 19, 2016 (age 27)
"On June 19, 1999, at about 4:30 p.m., Stephen King was walking on the shoulder of Maine State Route 5, in Lovell, Maine."
King said in a statement, "I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Smith.
The death of a 43-year-old man can only be termed untimely."
He suffered a broken leg, a bruised lung and a head laceration.
The driver of the van was distracted by his dog.
King was found lying in a depression about 14 feet off the road and appeared to have been thrown by the collision.
The van's windshield was broken and the right front corner of the car was crunched in from the impact of striking King.
Newspapers reported that he has bought the van that hit him on June; he plans to hammer it to pieces on the anniversary of the accident."
Stephen King was hit by a car on June 19, 1999 while out walking 
Stanley Kubrick died in 1999 just months before Stephen King got hit by the car.
"King famously disliked Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980), which was adapted from his novel of the same name.
King was opposed to the casting of Jack Nicholson (born on April 22, 1937, that's 4/22/37 BTW;-) who, in his opinion, did not accurately portray the gradual descent into madness that the book had described.
He also lamented that many story elements, some of them autobiographical and important to King, had not been included, such as alcoholism and his father issue.
King therefore produced a mini series of The Shining (1997) that follows his novel more closely, but is generally regarded as inferior to Kubrick's interpretation."
"Low Men in Yellow Coats and "Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling" formed the basis of a 2001 film entitled Hearts in Atlantis, starring Anthony Hopkins as Ted Brautigan, Anton Yelchin as Bobby Garfield, Mika Boorem as Carol Gerber and Hope Davis as Liz Garfield.
Major story elements are common to the film and the story, but many of the details were changed. In addition, all the references to the Dark Tower were removed and the final destinies of the characters, revealed in the latter stories of the original novel, are excluded.
A further consequence of the changes is that the film's title is completely impenetrable to those unfamiliar with the novel, although a snatch of dialogue attempts to remedy this: Ted remarks that childhood is a lost city like Atlantis."
Anton Yelchin's first television series appearance. He was eleven years old.
"A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort."
"Anton Yelchin and John Cho later starred in Star Trek (2009)."
Starring Anton Yelchin
Both Anton Yelchin and Robin Williams starred in films named 'Jack' and would both star in a filmed called 'The House of D', the writing/directing debut of David Duchovny, who claims to have written the screenplay in six days.
"Anton Yelchin, who voices Clumsy Smurf, described his role as a little sweeter than in the original cartoon: "Clumsy isn't trying to mess anything up for anybody - he's just clumsy, and actually, he's tired of being clumsy.""
Anton Yelchin plays Charlie Brewster
 "In early stages of development, Heath Ledger was considered for the role of Jerry, but he passed away in January of 2008."
Anton died in Studio City, California and when I keyed a search of the
"Most Popular People Who Died In "Studio City/ California/ USA" into the IMDB site, I got some interesting names.
Anton played Charlie Brewster in the 'Fright Night' remake and Roddy McDowall played Peter Vincent in the first lot of 
'Fright Night' movies, also passing away in Studio City.
Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931 and was an actress who also passed away in Studio City and also shared March 11th as a birthday with Anton Yelchin.
Diane was in the movie 'The Invisible Boy', which had a similar plot to 'Terminator Salvation'.
"A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite."
And in 'Terminator Salvation' after Claire Danes declined to reprise her role as Kate Brewster, Charlotte Gainsbourg was once attached to star before pulling out due to a scheduling conflict with another film. She was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard.
Dick Tufeld who was the actor who controlled the robot in the TV show 'Lost in Space' was also on the
"Most Popular People Who Died In "Studio City/ California/ USA" list if that wasn't warning enough of the strange synchonicities surrounding Anton's death;-)
Anton Yelchin plays Chekov
"There is an inside joke with Chekov being asked to put on a red shirt by Kirk, and Chekov's less than enthusiastic reaction.
In a famous interview, Walter Koenig stated that being a part of Star Trek all of these years was fantastic, as long as you didn't wear a red shirt, since most of those who wore the red shirts in the Original Series were almost always killed.
This had led to the infamous theory of the "Red Shirt Curse", which was debunked somewhat, when a thorough investigation showed that only ten percent of red shirt crew members, seen in the Original Series, died (although they still comprised about seventy-three percent of all on-screen deaths)."
Anton Yelchin's last released movie
Prophetic scenes from 'The Beaver'?

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