Esquire Weekly: How Robert Redford Re-Made The Movie Industry

Redford, your winter coat sorted, and the man who returned to racing after the accident that nearly cost him his arm

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It's tough being impossibly handsome and talented, or so found Robert Redford during his career. Frustrated at the culture of film making he decided to do things his own way, going rogue and launching the Sundance film festival. This is the story of how he did it, why it's paid off and why this could well be his year for an Oscar.

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2013 was quite a year in music. The Stones played Glastonbury, Daft Punk and Bowie released landmark albums, Fleetwood Mac started touring again and Nile Rodgers toured the shit out of Chic. See our pick of the year's live performances in our specially curated music festival, Esquire-stock.

Elsewhere we've compiled 12 great music apps that will make the serious business of listening to your extensive collection of obscure Balearic house tracks even better. Think digitally remastered sound, stress relief, live streaming and more.

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By rights, former F1 ace Robert Kubica should have given up driving when he near lost an arm in a rally crash. Instead he chose to ignore the sensible crowd and, unable to return to F1, threw himself into rallying instead. In this week's issue Paul Mahoney rides along with him at terrifying speed.

This isn't a gift guide, this is a list of 16 things you'll really want to own. Show it to your loved ones if you like, or just shop directly from it.

Granted, it's not started snowing yet but you'll be needing a proper coat soon enough. Here are 12 of the best, featuring techy parkas, slick dress coats and classics like the duffel.

This week's special feature takes the form of Nancy Dell'Olio on statues. What Sven's ex doesn't know about a statue isn't worth knowing. Sample quote "I was brunching at Greggs with Kim Il-Sung." (As imagined by Michael Holden, naturally.)

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