Esquire Weekly: The Gravity Edition

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A step-by-step guide to the new Esquire Weekly - A Gravity special

1 | Commander Chris Hadfield (yes, the Bowie singing astronaut and YouTube sensation) gives his verdict on Gravity, the stunning new space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Hadfield, who orbited the earth 10 times during 15 hours of space walks, had this to say about Alfonso Cuaron’s new film: “If you want to know what it looks and feels like to spacewalk, then the visuals in Gravity are better than any movie ever made.” But, we asked, how realistic is the film in other respects? You’ll have to download the new issue to find out. Also in the section, Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron reveal how the film was made, Kevin Maher wonders whether Sandra Bullock’s performance makes her the movies’ first woman in space, and plenty of clips from this must-see movie.

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2 | As the all-conquering The All Blacks arrive in Europe for the Autumn Internationals, we reveal the ingredients of their incredible winning formula – they are, after all, the most successful sports team in history. There’s also a guide to the Haka and video highlights from arguably the greatest rugby match of the last 20 years. No surprises, it was a match the All Blacks won.

3 | Lady Gaga releases her new album to mixed reviews and Esquire Weekly’s Editor-at-Large Andrew Harrison wonders whether she’s finally lost it, before rustling up an eminently downloadable playlist of Art Pop classics.

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4 | The Wire’s chief writer, and celebrated crime author, George Pelecanos presents his life in crime, displayed in interactive form, and offers up an exclusive extract from his latest novel, The Double.

5 | In The Crunch List, Esquire Weekly’s indispensible countdown of high and low culture, Creation Records founder Alan McGee recalls a quite surreal, if sinister, dinner date with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Jimmy Savile at Chequers, there’s a preview of Shaun Ryder’s series on UFOs (seriously), and an exclusive clip from the new comedy series, Crackanory.

6 | This week’s Most Wanted item (a rolling list of the finer things in life that, in an ideal world, every man would have) is a stylish Tokyobike, a classier pedal for getting round town.

7 | And then, of course, there’s style. This week, a round-up of the best monk strap shoes a man can buy, and a quick guide on the do’s and don’t of buckling up. Praise the lord indeed.

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