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Behind the scenes of Air Zermatt,
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enduring hero, fearful French actress Léa
Seydoux (it seems, off screen, there’s not
much that doesn’t scare her), who plays his
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race, and the snowy Swiss Alps to witness to take off his
high-altitude helicopter rescues with Air underpants”
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The German writer is one of the
world’s leading experts on watches
and a regular speaker at the biggest
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with winner Ruaridh Cunningham he picked a timepiece for every 007
mission. See his choices on page 90.
Bike racing gets
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IN FOCUS Rare air: Repo (right)


BEHIND got to fly with the Air
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rescue team

“Those guys
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Finnish photographer Tero Repo, who lives in Switzerland,


has accompanied expeditions to the Antarctic and followed
snowboarders through freezing mountain ranges in Alaska. But
nothing impressed him as much as his assignment for our story
about Swiss helicopter rescue team Air Zermatt: “They risk their
lives every time they go on a mission.” Fly with us on page 32.

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In the cockpit
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The Swiss rescue team saves
lives in the world’s highest
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slope on Reiteralm mountain near the town of
Schladming. “I was skiing at racing speed, even
though the colour blocked my view after each
gate,” says Hirscher, who set off ink cartridges
from inside his ski poles. The 26-year-old will
be out to make an equally bright start to this
year’s FIS-SKI World Cup on October 25 in
Austria – he’s hoping for a fifth overall victory.
Read his blog: marcelhirscher.at

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Become a gentleman – with a little help from our guide to classic charm and style

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GOOD BREEDING.
Gentlemen like Sam
Claflin make women
and their mothers
happy, but for very
different reasons

HUSBAND
MATERIAL
Heartthrob Sam Claflin
is proof that a gentlemen
gets the girl
He’s the epitome of a
gentleman: fine clothes with
an old-school flavour, but
just rough enough around the
edges not to resemble his
dad. It’s like he’s slipped
straight out of bed and into
his suit, but we still don’t
doubt for a second that
Hunger Games star Sam
Claflin has the manners
to match the threads. The
smart Englishman has also
understood a golden rule:
dress so that the lady by your
side never feels overdressed.
Which in Claflin’s case means
his wife. The 29-year-old has
been married to fellow actor
RICCARDO GHILARDI/GETTY IMAGES

Laura Haddock for two years.

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1
CHIVALRY ISN’T DEAD Hold the door open
KEEP IT CLEAN for her, help her into and out of her coat, and let her order
first, too. And although your eyes may wander from time
A gentleman is to time, make sure your girlfriend is secure in the knowledge

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always freshly that your feet will not follow suit.

washed, well
groomed and
well dressed. If in
doubt, deodorant
will get you further
than a wisecrack.

SHUT UP
HOW OPEN YOUR MIND To be
a man of the world, get to

TO BE
AND LISTEN know other men of the
Who doesn’t world – if not first hand,

3
prefer talking then from books and
about personal magazines. A gentleman
interests? Let the
other person set
the topic, listen
A need look no further than
The Red Bulletin to get

GENTLEMAN
himself started.
intently and reap
the rewards.

A gentleman
PATIENCE

understands
the value of

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the long game.
Whether it’s a
business deal
Every modern man could learn from
or a date he’s the classic gentleman. Follow this
dealing with, guide to become the epitome of style
he can wait. and class – but remember, the real art
is in knowing when to break the rules

6 7
CAN TALK
LADIES FIRST BE CULTURED
A gent doesn’t drink
The lady comes from the bottle. He
first. Always. drinks from the can.
In every sense

8
of the word.
TIM MÖLLER-KAYA, DIETMAR KAINRATH

BEWARE
Know your fellow gent.
A sleek facade can mask MAY I HAVE A SIP,
a million inner demons. MA’AM?

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BULLEVARD

A GIRL
FOR BOND
We say: give Christina
Hendricks the film role
she deserves
How is it possible that the
sexiest woman in Hollywood
hasn’t yet been offered a part
in a 007 film? The Mad Men
actress may have appeared in
a Visa advert with former Bond
STEVE ERLE/CORBIS OUTLINE

Pierce Brosnan when she was


18, but she’s still waiting for Beautiful Christina
a role as a mysterious double Hendricks drove the
agent with a suggestive first Mad Men over the
name and a gun in her bra. edge as Joan, their
A crime if ever there was one. office manager

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BULLEVARD

YOU ARE WHAT


YOU WEAR
Your style speaks louder than
your Facebook posts. Here are
the gentlemanly basics

Beard
You’re not dressed
without one. Mobile phone
FULL BEARD: Only Carrying it in your
trousers is a crime.
looks good if well kept
– buy a comb, pronto. Slipping numbers into
DESIGNER STUBBLE: your pocket is only OK
For beginners. Use if they’re written on
a trimmer on your a napkin in lipstick.
beard once a week.
WALRUS ’TACHE:
Only for the brave.
Don’t forget to twirl it!

Jacket
Bespoke: the mark
T-shirt of a gentleman.
Not too baggy!
Nothing matters
BRANDS: The name more than a decent
David of the designer is – and that means
Beckham irrelevant if the top appropriate – jacket.
is sporty doesn’t suit you. The subtler the pattern,
elegance
PRINTS: If your tee the better it will work.
personified
isn’t saying anything
special, you can do
without the print.
NO LOGO: For classic
Shoes
A gentleman’s shoe Will Ferrell’s
and understated, go collection should suit in
for monochrome. fit in his sports bag. Anchorman
pushes the
PICK OF THE BEST:
boundaries
Formal: Oxford brogues
of taste
Autumn: Lace-up boots
Day off: Sneakers
The main thing:
Comfort

DAY-OFF DRESS CODE GO AGAINST


THE FLOW

Sportswear Pullover Socks Jeans THE RED SNEAKER EFFECT


THE TEAM SHIRT A GENTLEMAN CAN NO RED CARD FOR A THE CLASSIC It’s been proven that
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QUESTION RELAX, TOO SPLASH OF COLOUR OF CLASSICS dressing unconventionally


Can you wear a team’s No wardrobe should be If you plan to show a bit Everyone should own a can raise your status. A
shirt without being without a classic sweater, of leg, colourful socks set pair of timeless straight- gentleman knows the dress
a true fan? We say no! whether you’re off to play the tone – we recommend leg blue jeans. They offer code, but is happy to go
Because following sport or lounging at home. something bright that much more space than against it, which is why we’ll
sport is about much Feel free to experiment with contrasts appropriately the skinny hipster variety, soon see David Beckham
more than the design colour, but black and grey with your outfit. But and baggy jeans have in a red suit, with his phone
of the kit. will go with any trousers. remember: length is key. passed their sell-by date. in his trouser pocket.

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BULLEVARD

THE LEAGUE OF THE FARTER. NBA star


Dwight Howard knows how

EXTRAORDINARY
to frighten his opponents:
he tweets openly about how
troubled he is by flatulence.

GENTLEMEN As if there wasn’t enough


hot air on the court already.

Decency and fair play reign on the


field. Most of the time, anyway. But
as these gentlemen can tell you,
sportsmanship has a darker side, too

THE SNITCH. Andy Murray


reveals on live TV his Davis
Cup teammate Dominic THE ANARCHIST. This
Inglot is out celebrating with July, Formula One world
his girlfriend. Just a shame champion Lewis Hamilton
his real girlfriend was wasn’t allowed into the box
waiting for him at home. for the first time. The Royal
Box, that is. From which
famous people watch the
Wimbledon final. Hamilton
turned up without a jacket
and tie, couldn’t find the THE VAMPIRE. By the
clothes he needed in time third time, Luis Suárez
and went on his way. Let’s really should have known
hope that’s not his chance that a gentleman doesn’t bite
of a knighthood gone. off more than he can chew.
Doesn’t he get fed at home?

THE LLAMA. He would


go on to become a
gentlemanly coach, but
Frank Rijkaard was the
bad boy at the 1990 World
Cup. He didn’t seem to
like Rudi Völler’s mullet.
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THE STRANGLER. In a 2011 game, THE HULK. Miguel


Gennaro Gattuso, then the strongman Herrera, the Mexican
at AC Milan, went for the Tottenham national team coach, has
coach’s throat. Then, just minutes monstrous meltdowns.
later, he head-butted him. In Italy, He was sacked this
they’ve been saying ‘Man descends summer for punching and
from Gattuso’ for many years. threatening a journalist.

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BULLEVARD

“That’s quite a nice


little nothing you’re
almost wearing”
SEAN CONNERY TO JILL ST JOHN,
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971)

True sex appeal requires an element of mystery. In
these days of YouPorn, the gentleman prefers the
tingling sensation that comes with using Tinder.

Banker: “I’m giving you the


opportunity to walk out with the
money, Mr Bond”
Bond: “I’m giving you the opportunity
to walk out with your life”
PIERCE BROSNAN,
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)

Cheek to cheek First, a gentleman is incorruptible. Second, in the
with an enormous aftermath of the banking crisis, it’s time the balance
pistol – size of power was turned on its head.
mattered in
the ’60s, too

A QUIP
Felicca: “You are very suspicious,
FOR ALL Mr Bond”
SEASONS Bond: “Oh, I find I live much longer
that way”
James Bond’s witty ROGER MOORE,
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)
remarks have achieved 
cult status, but are The Cold War may be over, but the secret services
remain as curious as ever. A gentleman never posts
they still relevant? anything about his sex life.

WHAT DOES Vesper Martini Vodka Beer


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original recipe from
Bond's latest tipple
of choice is Belvedere,
Not everything that
Bond drinks has to
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That’s one every 10 slice of lemon peel. treason about it. Champagne, after all.
minutes. Cheers!

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Every pick-up artist’s The footballer with The singer-songwriter
idol from HIMYM. the God complex. boy next door.

“I hope you’ve got “Come back to my “Shy guys are better


liability insurance.
HE SAYS… You’ve made a bump place. And bring your in bed. I read that
in my pants” sister with you” somewhere”
ALWAYS LOOK ON THE
BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE
Monty Python will console her.
SHE IS… SHE ANSWERS… But give it to her on vinyl so
she’s got something to smash.

“Then I “Sure, “Sweet! I like


cuddly toys
know where
to aim with
but you with red fur.
the wrecking stay Can I put my
tongue in
THE REBEL ball!” here” your ear?” A KERMIT PUPPET
Maybe you still have a chance,
MILEY CYRUS
 like Kermit and Miss Piggy. If
Her market niche? Kiddie not, then perhaps this’ll turn
pop to shake your ass to. into her handsome prince.

“Sounds “Hmm, OK. “You mean KAINRATH


like you But only if shy guys WRONG!

DIETMAR KAINRATH
need it’s your wife are better
a scrap instead of OFF in
THE PARTY GIRL dealer” my sister” bed”
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“Hey, “Are “Sorry, I’m


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My taste in
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ANASTASIA STEELE

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THE AIR ZERMATT RESCUE TEAM ARE
DEDICATED TO SAVING LIVES IN SOME
OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST MOUNTAINS.
AT 7,000M. AT NIGHT. AGAINST THE CLOCK. AND
SUCCESS BEGINS IN THE STAFF KITCHEN…
WORDS: ANDREAS ROTTENSCHLAGER PHOTOGRAPHY: TERO REPO

An Air Zermatt
mission on the
Matterhorn: just
seven minutes from
hangar to summit

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THIN
AIR
Winch training in
the Swiss Alps:
experienced rescue
pilots can deposit
a 200m-long rope
onto an area the
size of a towel

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An Air Zermatt medic
reaches for the long
line. The helicopter’s
fixed rope can bear
loads of up to 400kg
THE most dangerous
mission of mountain rescue pilot Tom
Pfammatter’s career to date took place
in the summer of 2005 – and all because
WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF
NIGHT VISION, PFAMMATTER
Air Zermatt’s senior
doctor, Axel Mann
(right), and his medic
look after a patient

of a windbreaker jacket.
Pfammatter, then 35, was rescuing
a hiker who had fallen at the base of the
CAN’T SEE A THING.
Rhône Glacier in the Swiss Alps. When
the SOS call came in, he was having
BUT THERE’S A PERSON
dinner at the helicopter squadron hangar
in Zermatt, a Swiss mountain village
FREEZING UP ON THE GLACIER
about 250km east of Geneva.
It was already dark as Pfammatter that the goggles didn’t get enough metre by metre. The electric power
climbed into the cockpit of his crimson residual light. All I could see was this line served as his guide, the helicopter
Eurocopter EC135. The emergency doctor green and black mish-mash.” headlights his mobility cane.
and paramedics squeezed in behind him. Pfammatter hovered the helicopter at Thirty minutes later, the medics
Pfammatter started the engines, then put the entrance to the valley. Without night pulled the shivering hiker onboard.
on his night-vision goggles. vision, he couldn’t see a thing. But there Pfammatter turned the helicopter
Ambulance flights in the mountains was a person freezing up on the glacier. around, and he flew them all safely to
are extremely dangerous. Every gust “Then I remembered the power supply the hospital on his last drop of fuel.
of wind makes the helicopter shake. line which goes through the Rhône Valley “The next day, the guy we’d rescued
Falling rocks could put the lives of the and leads up to the glacier.” told us he’d wanted to take photos on
crew at risk. At night, the pilot has to Pfammatter switched on the onboard the mountain pass and that his jacket,
manoeuvre the helicopter in the toughest headlights. The beam of light was too which had cost him €250, had fallen
terrain without any points of reference, narrow to brighten up the valley and over the safety barrier. When he climbed
due to the limited light. Such missions, enable him to carry on flying. But it was over the barrier to fetch it, he fell. That
says Pfammatter, are “uncool”. wide enough for him to be able to feel was why we flew this mission.”
“Just as we reached the entrance to his way along a power cable about the Do the causes of the rescues often
the valley, the night-vision goggles gave thickness of his finger. Pfammatter make him despair?
up the ghost,” he recounts. “There was kept the helicopter 3m above the cable, “No,” replies Pfammatter. “Because
no moonlight at all that night, meaning then edged his way towards the glacier, I never ask what it was that caused an

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Flight assistants at
Zermatt heliport get
a Bell 429 ready for
take-off. Valley fog
has caused delays

THE MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM Pfammatter has had many good days
as a pilot, but also some very bad ones. He

CHISEL PEOPLE OUT OF THE ICE has recovered the bodies of dead children
and cried in the cockpit of his helicopter.
How does one get over the very bad days?
USING DRILLS FROM THE DIY STORE “By running,” says Pfammatter. “Slowly
at first. Then I sprint until I’m exhausted
and collapse into bed. The next day, you
accident. I’m a pilot and my job is to fly 7,010m up on Annapurna in Nepal. He get up and climb back into the cockpit.”

A
the rescue team from A to B.” and mountain guide Richard Lehner, who

Z
worked with him on the rescue, were ir Zermatt’s operational area,
ermatt, one cold morning in presented with the Aviation Heroism award the Valais Alps, has 41 peaks
March. The heliport is on a by industry publication Aviation Week. over 4,000m high. The team
promontory at the edge of town. Training to be an Air Zermatt pilot takes flies 1,500 missions a year. If
Air Zermatt’s conference room, five years, says Pfammatter. “You start with a mountaineer has an accident
with its well-worn sofa and a panoramic flights around the Matterhorn, away from the hiking trails, the
narrow kitchen unit, smells of then you practise load-bearing flights: tree mountain guides are called in.
washing-up liquid and coffee. trunks, pipes, cows. By the time a medic In the valley, Anjan Truffer’s mobile rings.
“Mountain flying is a complex system,” puts your first injured party on the winch, Air Zermatt’s most senior mountain guide
explains Pfammatter, 45, who has been you’re more experienced than most other is a giant of a man who grew up in the
flying rescue missions for 20 years. “It’s rescue pilots anywhere in the world.” village and has climbed the Matterhorn
not just about knowledge. Intuition and Pfammatter can deposit a 200m-long 150 times. In an emergency, the helicopter
joined-up thinking are vital. And you rescue rope onto a piece of land the size lands in the garden behind Truffer’s house.
need decades of experience for that.” of a towel and align the helicopter’s angle The 40-year-old is flown to the mountains
When Air Zermatt launched in 1968, of flight to tufts of grass in a field. What armed with crampons, pitons and slings.
its first helicopter was parked in a wooden he can’t do is make life-or-death decisions. “I can get from the couch in my living
shed, and it was in 1971 that its first “At the end of a good day, you look at room to the north face of the Matterhorn
rescue mission was flown off the north yourself in the mirror and you’ve saved in seven minutes,” he explains.
face of the Eiger. In 2010, Pfammatter’s 10 people’s lives. On a bad day, mission Often the first person on the scene,
colleague Daniel Aufdenblatten flew the control tells you there are fatalities and Truffer says rescues from crevasses are
highest-ever helicopter rescue mission – you’re flying body bags to the mountain.” particularly challenging. “People fall into

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a V-shaped shaft and get stuck. Because of
their body heat, they melt into the glacier.
Then they’re caught in an icy suit of
AIR ZERMATT
armour and their temperature drops.”
If Air Zermatt has a crevasse rescue
mission, they fly out generators. Rescuers
IN NUMBERS
are lowered into the crevasse on a rope,

1,500
then chisel people out of the ice. Hilti
hammer drills from the DIY store are
ideal for the job. Truffer abseils into
crevasses about 40 times a year. What’s
been his most dangerous mission to date?
“It was in 1999 on the Theodul Glacier.
A snowboarder had crashed. As I abseiled
MISSIONS
are flown each year, on
into the crevasse, I spotted huge icicles on
average, by the nine Air Zermatt
the sides. If you stepped on one, several
helicopters. Around 700 of these
tons of ice would break off. I had to work
my way around them, like I was in a maze.
take the rescue team away from
At one point, the shaft of light overhead hiking paths and ski slopes and
vanished.” Truffer reached the unconscious into dangerous territory.
man 85m below ground. “He’d hit his
head against the crevasse wall. I only

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found him because of the blood trail.”
The mountain guide tied a triangular Air Zermatt boss Gerold Biner has
sling around his patient’s hips, then flown bodies off Everest
radioed to the surface. Colleagues gently

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lifted the snowboarder above ground.
The man survived the fall. He never he office of Gerold Biner, the
got in touch with his rescuer. fly full-time for Air Zermatt. head of Air Zermatt, nestles
“This job changes your view of life,” There are also eight rescue beneath the roof of the hangar
says Truffer. “You get less annoyed about medics, 15 mechanics, and like a bird’s nest. Biner, a wiry
everyday things. OK, so your neighbour a pool of 60 freelance doctors. man with pointy eyebrows, has
has a bigger car, and you woke up to The squadron is based at the been flying mountain rescue
discover there was no milk. But once missions for 25 years. He also
heliport in Zermatt.
you’ve been inside a crevasse, you know exports Swiss expertise to the highest
what’s a real problem and what isn’t.” ranges on the planet. Air Zermatt has
been training rescue pilots in Nepal since

The most difficult mission rescue


pilot Tom Pfammatter has ever flown
was on the Rhône Glacier in 2005 7,010 2010. Biner, 51, and his team flew the
first pioneering practice sessions: on
YouTube, you can see him hovering over
the Himalayas with an oxygen flask

METRES
was the altitude of the highest-
strapped in on the seat next to him.
“Helicopters are flying at their limit
above 6,000m,” Biner explains. “The
ever helicopter rescue mission, air is thin. The rotor blades have less
carried out by Air Zermatt pilot resistance. When landing, you can’t pull
Daniel Aufdenblatten on back up if something goes wrong. The
Annapurna in the Himalayas helicopter lacks power at that height.”
in April 2010. Biner flew missions in the Himalayas at
just under 7,000m. On Everest, he retrieved
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Camp 2 at 6,500m. He also winched five
Chinese climbers to safety on Dhaulagiri,
the world’s seventh-highest mountain.
Back in Zermatt, Biner gets hundreds of
job applications each year. He must select
DEGREES
was the body temperature of one
pilots he can trust with his colleagues’
lives, and there’s one question he always
asks: “How often did you volunteer to
man rescued by Air Zermatt’s clean the kitchen in your last job?”
senior doctor, Axel Mann, from Biner knows that mountain rescuers
a crevasse – the lowest he’s must always be able to rely on their
seen. “He went on to marry colleagues, after all.
his nurse,” says Dr Mann. To find out more, go to: air-zermatt.ch

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDY GOTTS

DANIEL CR AIG

”BOND CAN BE
A GENTLEMAN.
SOMETIMES,
ANYWAY”
IS JAMES BOND A GOOD ROLE MODEL AND A TRUE
HERO? WHAT MAKES HIM IRRESISTIBLE TO WOMEN?
007 THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MAN WHO PLAYS HIM

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IFE IS GOOD WHEN
YOU’RE JAMES BOND.
AT LEAST, IT SEEMS
TO BE FOR DANIEL
CRAIG. WHEN WE
MEET HIM AT THE
CORINTHIA HOTEL
IN LONDON AT THE
END OF TWO YEARS
OF SHOOTING FOR
THE LATEST 007
the red bulletin: What could we
learn from James Bond that would
help us in our day-to-day lives?
daniel craig: (Thinks for a short
while) Nothing.
But James Bond is one of the most
legendary movie heroes of all time.
Surely he must have a couple of
inspirational personality traits?
Let’s not talk these films up as some
kind of life-changing experience. Bond
is what Bond does. Bond is very single-
minded. He takes his own course. And
that’s simple, which is great.
Would you say that you share any
of those traits?
When I’m working on a film, yes. Which
is to the detriment of my personal life,
unfortunately. That has to go on hold.
But I have a very understanding family
who know that’s all a part of it. They
know that it’s all-encompassing.
Your knee is proof of that. You injured
it while shooting Spectre, didn’t you?
It must have been frustrating having
to sit around doing nothing.
It was a bit frustrating, yes, but you’ve
got to understand that we’d been working
intensively on the film for two years,
and then something like that happened.
I didn’t think about my knee, just the
delay the injury would cause. But then,
seen, of course, something unpredictable
can happen anyway. There’s no way
around that. When you have to run
across the room 30 times for one scene
and try to make it all look easy, that’s
when you tend to pick up stupid injuries.
All your training has clearly paid off.
How important is Bond’s physique
to the movies?
It’s an aesthetic choice. My female
producer always makes sure I take off
my shirt often enough.
How do you explain people’s enduring
fascination with Bond?
I guess that one of the biggest reasons
why the character has endured for
so long is because he represents the
eternal struggle between good and evil.
And it helps that the evil elements
in the 007 films are so wonderfully
OTT. Have you ever come across
someone in real life who you thought
would make a good Bond villain?
Evil people are sadists, and I hope that
they are few and far between. But, yes,
I have met some scary people in my
lifetime. Very scary people. It’s pretty
hard to say whether they were evil,
though, as people who are particularly
evil don’t tend to show it.
Who are these guys who even
frighten Daniel Craig?
after a couple of days, I started to see it I don’t want to say. They could find me.
FILM, SPECTRE , THE as a blessing in disguise. It meant I had They know where I live. No, really, let’s
the chance to get myself really fit so that change the subject.
47-YEAR-OLD IS IN A I could avoid any further knee damage. Do you think that James Bond is
GOOD MOOD, WITH It worked out well in the end. When
filming finished, I wasn’t as beaten up
a positive role model?
My own role models are people who
A MERCURIAL SMILE, as I had been after the previous Bond
movie, which had really drained me.
have a moral compass. People who have
the courage of their convictions: great
A FIRM HANDSHAKE I feel great at the moment. journalists, writers, artists… You know,
Take us behind the scenes of a Bond one of the greatest problems we face
AND A SPRING IN HIS film shoot. Is time management really today is people’s self-awareness. It’s all
STEP. BUT, AS CRAIG the most important thing?
Just time in general. Everything has
about, ‘Who am I?’ instead of, ‘What am
I doing?’ When I was growing up, it was
ADMITS, EVEN THE to run smoothly, which is why all the all about work and what we produced.
preparation for filming takes years. This Being self-aware is the enemy of all
INSPIRATIONAL time, I deliberately took time off to get creativity. Because as soon as you start
EFFECTS OF BEING involved in the script. Then, three months
before we began filming, I started going
thinking about yourself and only
yourself, you stop creating. That’s when
JAMES BOND HAVE to the gym five or six days a week. While
we’re filming, I stick to a diet – it’s all
your ego takes over. All great artists,
from Picasso to Francis Bacon, have
THEIR LIMITS. about preventative measures, so that their own strong convictions and stick
I don’t get ill or injured. But as you’ve to them throughout their life. Neither of

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CRAIG AS JAMES BOND IN
SPECTRE . DURING FILMING,
THE ACTOR STICKS TO
A DAILY EXERCISE REGIME
AND A STRICT DIET

CRAIG ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SELF-AWARENESS AND


CONVICTION: “SELF-AWARENESS IS THE ENEMY OF ALL
CREATIVITY. AS SOON AS YOU START THINKING ABOUT
YOURSELF AND ONLY YOURSELF, YOU STOP CREATING.
THAT’S WHEN YOUR EGO TAKES OVER”
SONY PICTURES RELEASING GMBH (3)
“DON’T CONFUSE those two gave a f--k what you thought
of their work. They said, ‘This is what I
ROLE MODELS do.’ I admire that as it takes real strength.
So the heroes of the man who plays
WITH HEROES. MY Bond are Picasso and Bacon. That
has a certain ring to it…
HEROES ARE MY Don’t confuse role models with heroes.
GRANDFATHERS. My heroes are very personal to me. Both
my grandfathers fought in World War II –
THEY FOUGHT one was in Germany, the other with the
Royal Air Force in Siberia. But let’s not
IN WORLD WAR harp on about that. They hated talking
II – ONE WAS IN about what was a terrible time. We
should respect that.
GERMANY, THE What is your favourite trait of Bond’s?
Bond can be a gentleman. Sometimes,
OTHER WITH anyway. He’s a considerate person, he
takes care of business, and he looks out
THE ROYAL AIR for other people and his family. He’s
FORCE IN SIBERIA. someone who opens doors for people –
for everyone, that is, not just women.
THEY HATED Speaking of women, many men admire
Bond for his way with the ladies…
TALKING ABOUT But let’s not forget that he’s actually
WHAT WAS A a misogynist. A lot of women are drawn
to him chiefly because he embodies
TERRIBLE TIME” a certain kind of danger and never sticks
around for too long.
What about you? Are you the kind
of guy who sticks around?
Well, I’ve been married for four years.
Bond has actually become rather
more chivalrous in the most recent
films, hasn’t he?
That’s because we’ve surrounded him
with very strong women who have no
problem putting him in his place.
And this time you’ve gone one better,
showing 007 succumbing to the
charms of an older woman.
I think you mean the charms of a woman
his own age. We’re talking about Monica
Bellucci, for heaven’s sake. When
someone like that wants to be a Bond
girl, you just count yourself lucky!
There’s another Bond lesson for you
on the horizon, too…
Which is?
Deciding when to hand over the 007
baton to a successor.
Yes, it’s always the same question: which
is worse – leaving the party too early, or
staying, getting totally pissed and then
passing out on the floor?
And how would you answer that
tricky question?
I still don’t know. What I need right now
is to stop working, relax and get back to
normal life. There’s nothing unusual
CRAIG ON HIS SHELF LIFE AS BOND: “IT’S about that. It’s really horrible not seeing
ALWAYS THE SAME QUESTION: WHAT’S your family for weeks at a time. There’s
WORSE – LEAVING THE PARTY TOO EARLY, one thing I actually find more exciting
OR STAYING, GETTING TOTALLY PISSED than Bond at the moment: going home.
AND THEN PASSING OUT ON THE FLOOR?” 007.com
LATEST BOND MOVIE SPECTRE FEATURES NEW
BAD GUYS AND ONE GOOD GIRL. WE SCRUTINISED
THEIR FILES AND ASKED THEM WHAT IT’S LIKE...

007
...WH E N

H AS YOU IN H IS S I GHTS

S E Y D O U X, LÉA
The 30-year-old French actress was nervous before her Spectre audition.
So she had a beer. Then she forgot her lines. But she still won the part

T
he red bulletin: Where did the desire to be in the desert in Morocco and
Some of your an actress come from? I was terrified because it was
elder relatives I was an outsider, always on just emptiness and heat.
are respected my own. I was teased by the But as an actress, you must
industry figures other kids when I was young constantly be confronted
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in French cinema, because I was badly dressed, with that sort of thing. Are
and now you’re an ugly duckling. Later, when you in the wrong job?
an established I was 18, I went on a sort of Absolutely not. When I’m
film star yourself. Was there journey of self-discovery. working, I forget all about
any question of you gaining A friend of mine was an actor my fears, because I’m in the
an unfair advantage? and I liked the life he led. here and now.
léa seydoux: No, because So I decided to give it a go, Being an actress isn’t just
I’ve always done my own even though I was scared. about acting, though. There
thing. It was my personal Why was that? are also auditions and all
choice to become an actress. I’m afraid of a lot of things, the networking…
I’m very independent. No like heights. And I hate flying. And actually that’s the tough
doors were opened for me. We shot part of the Bond film part. Before I got the part of
Madeleine Swann in Spectre,
I met up with the director,
but I was so nervous that I
had a beer beforehand, which
meant I lost my composure.
I couldn’t remember my lines
and then I started blushing…
I was so embarrassed that I
screwed the whole thing up.
But you still got the part.
So you became a Bond girl
while you were drunk? SWEET SEYDOUXTION:
That would be a good story, THE FRENCH ACTRESS
but sorry, no, I didn’t even CATCHES 007’S EYE
finish the beer. AS PSYCHOLOGIST
What were your experiences MADELEINE SWANN
shooting the film – other IN SPECTRE

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than your nightmare in the
desert, obviously…
That wasn’t the scariest part.
The worst experience was
going up into the Tyrolean
Alps – I’m afraid of heights,
remember. I had to do stunts,
including an 8m jump. Plus,
I was nervous about acting
in English and shooting with
Daniel Craig, who I’d never
met. But that’s always the
way. As soon as the camera
starts rolling, everything’s OK.
Haven’t you ever wanted
to do something a bit less
nerve-racking?
Never. I may be afraid of
everything, but I like what
I do. In a way, I’m addicted to
the fear. Because as soon as
I’ve done something I’m afraid
of, I feel great. Without that,
there would be something
missing from my life.
Do you have a tip for people
who are plagued by anxiety?
Not everyone can become an
actor to help them conquer
their fears…
But everyone can find the
right thing for them. The most
important thing is to believe
in yourself. Don’t be afraid of
being afraid. Try to get close
to your fear and embrace it.
That’s my advice. It’s exciting
to conquer your demons. It
makes you feel very strong.
So you feel stronger because
of your fears?
Yes, I guess you could put it
that way. My fear has taught
me that I’m the only person
I can fully count on.
Is there a fear that you just
can’t conquer?
The fear of flying. It just
doesn’t get any easier. I take
a Xanax before every flight.
Rüdiger Sturm

In private, Seydoux – pictured


as Belle in Beauty And The Beast
– battles crippling fears, but she
says that overcoming them gives
her a strength that spurs her on

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B A U T I S T A,
DAVE
He’s a former wrestling world champion and,
as villainous henchman Mr Hinx, he wants
to annihilate Bond. But in real life, says the
46-year-old actor, he’s actually the shy type

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he red bulletin: How? my best friend. Whenever
Are you an I thought about what I could I’ve had a dream I wanted to
adrenalin junkie? be really good at, if I put my pursue and everyone else has
dave bautista: mind to it. That’s how I got told me it’s impossible, he’s
Why do you ask? into wrestling. always been the one who’s
You have the Why wrestling? said to me, “You can do it.”
physique of a It grew out of my experience Rüdiger Sturm
cyborg warrior in the gym. The gym was
and in Spectre you chase my sanctuary. It was a place
007 in a Jaguar C-X75… where I came into contact
I actually think of my almost exclusively with
character in Spectre as positive people. And lifting
elegant and sophisticated. weights made me feel better
Sophisticated? about myself. That would be
Yes. For example, I was very my advice to anyone: find
careful with the Jaguar, something you are passionate
Appetite for destruction:
because I definitely didn’t about and then work at it
Bautista as Drax the Destroyer
want to damage it. with the utmost perseverance. in Guardians Of The Galaxy
At 46, you’re a six-time You have to move out of your
wrestling world champion, comfort zone.
but quite a shy guy. That’s So when did you get your
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an interesting combination. big breakthrough?


Let me tell you something… It took a while to happen.
When I was wrestling, I had I was a terrible wrestler in the
butterflies in my stomach beginning. But I’m a stubborn
every time I walked through person and eventually I learnt
those curtains. I was a very how to overcome my shyness.
shy kid, and I’m still shy. I’m willing to embarrass
So why did you put yourself myself. I’m prepared to
through the experience? take risks. I want to achieve
Out of desperation. Wrestling something outstanding.
was my last shot to really Your method clearly worked.
do something incredible with Not only are you a wrestling
my life. I grew up in the ghetto world champion, you’re now
in Washington, DC, surrounded a movie star, too.
by crime and violence. I was Yes, but I’m still terrified when
a problem child, didn’t do well I have to audition for parts. I
at school, and spent most of look like a gorilla, but I want
my 20s working in nightclubs. other people to see what
That would have continued, I really am: a serious actor.
but when I was almost 30, Who in your life already sees
THIS IS WHAT A SHY I had two kids and decided you as you really are?
MAN LOOKS LIKE. BUT that I wanted a future for My mother, definitely.
WRESTLING HELPS, them. It changed everything. I inherited my strong will
SAYS BOND VILLAIN For their sakes, I learned how and kind heart from her.
DAVE BAUTISTA to fight for a stable future. And my manager, who’s also
WALTZ ON WALTZ:
“I’M A STAUNCH
PROPONENT OF
SOLDIERING ON”
WA LT Z,
CHRISTOPH
As Franz Oberhauser, the two-time
Oscar winner makes life hard for
007. And Waltz, 59, knows a thing
or two about the hard life

T
he red bulletin: What attitude do you need a staunch proponent of
What’s the to reach that level? soldiering on, even when
primary role of First of all, you’ve got to do you’re at the highest level.
a Bond villain? your job right. Most people By practical constraints,
christoph waltz: tend to forget that nowadays. do you mean taking care
To give Bond the All that matters to them is of your family?
chance to be a hero. success. They want to be – not Of course. If I happen to be
If it weren’t for the become – movie and TV stars. in Germany and turn on the
villain, Bond could merely Of course, that makes for TV, I see all this unspeakable Breakthrough: Waltz’s
stay at home and enjoy life. incredible disappointment, stuff starring people who performance as Colonel
It’s the villain who sets the because it’s not what the are possibly promising and Hans Landa in Inglourious
Basterds won him an Oscar
drama in motion. job is about. It used to be talented. What are they for Best Supporting Actor
Do such adversaries exist about finding a shape for the supposed to do? They have
in real life? content – or, if there was no to earn their living.
Absolutely, but don’t forget content, to find one that you How did you get beyond
the importance of different could give shape to. I’m very that stage?
opinions. Life would be much of that school. I got lucky. Nothing more.
unbearable if everyone agreed Does quality prevail? Early on in my career, I had
on everything. Unbearable! Quality needs the opportunity an appointment with a well-
The idea that we have to even to prevail. If the opportunity known Broadway producer.
out all our differences in order doesn’t arrive, quality does She told me straight away,
to achieve unity is hokum. you a fat lot of good. “I can tell by looking at you
We don’t all have to be alike It took years for you to get that you’re a fantastic actor. Giving a good guy a go:
and of the same opinion. the opportunity, didn’t it? But let me tell you: people as dentist-turned-bounty
We simply have to act with And then it becomes a matter don’t give a s--t. The only hunter Dr King Schultz
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in Django Unchained, his


decency and deal reasonably of tenacity. In the early years thing that matters is who second Oscar-winning role
with our differences. of my career, I was doing you know and who you can
You know how it is when you insanely well, but then there meet.” I’ve only been able to
think you’ve done everything was a miserably long stretch meet whoever I want since
right, but the other person full of mediocre projects. It Inglourious Basterds.
thinks differently. How do became so frustrating that I How do you get professional
you deal with that? began to question everything. satisfaction before that? In
That’s what this job is all But, at the same time, you’ve the work itself?
about. Otherwise, anyone got to invest a lot of your Yes.
could do it. Anyone can act, means to really do things Are there other ways to
but not everyone can repeat right. I don’t just mean compensate for that?
things while altering certain intensity and concentration, I’m afraid we won’t be able
nuances, working with but also time. If you want to reduce this to digestible
real precision. With some to master a craft like this, soundbites. It’s different for
directors, such fine-tuning 30 years is nothing. everyone, and it depends on
can try your patience, but Why did you decide to stick the day. There are no hard
they demand that precisely with acting? and fast rules like the glossy
because they have so much When you’re facing practical magazines would have you
experience and perception. constraints, you don’t ask believe. There’s only one
That’s what makes them the yourself that question. You thing that helps: to carry on!
masters of their craft. simply have to carry on. I’m Rüdiger Sturm
IF IT WEREN’T FOR HIS THE TRAGIC
WOMEN, 007 WOULD BE BEAUTY
JUST A NUMBER IN A In Skyfall (2012), Bérénice
Marlohe plays Sévérine,
BESPOKE SUIT. BOND’S a woman as captivating as
she is tragic, too beautiful
PLAYMATES BRING OUT not to be kissed and yet not
smart enough to survive
HIS HUMAN SIDE – the first half of the film.
THOUGH THEY’D DO Marlohe herself, however,
brims with self-confidence.
WELL TO REMEMBER About the legendary sex
scene in the shower, she
THAT HE’S ONLY says: “Daniel’s so shy, I had
to persuade him to take
TRULY LOYAL TO off his underpants.”
THE QUEEN
Words: Florian Wörgötter

THE

BOND
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THE ONE
Vesper Lynd, played by Eva
Green, is one of the few people
to see what’s beneath the thick
skin of modern-day James Bond:
a chip implant and a whole lot of
heart. In Casino Royale (2006),
the movie version of the very
first Bond novel, Daniel Craig’s
007 is even willing to give up
his life as a secret agent for her.
But it all turns sour. She ends
up being blackmailed, lies to
and steals from him, rejects his
offers of help, and comes to a
sticky end. After Bond sees Lynd
drown in the lift of a flooded
building in Venice, he musters
some touching words: “The
job’s done. The bitch is dead.”

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THE ASSASSIN
Xenia Onatopp, the KGB killer played by Famke Janssen in GoldenEye (1995),
has a penchant for committing murder while making love. Bond himself barely
manages to escape the torture of her ice-cold dominance and red-hot kisses.
That said, if ever 007 was going to give in, this would probably be why.

THE SPOUSE
The name’s Bond, Teresa Bond. Only one woman ever got to say
those words. In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Diana Rigg
manages to drag George Lazenby up the aisle, but when the couple
drive off on honeymoon, their happy day is ruined by a mix-up over
UK road laws. Wicked Irma Bunt, assistant to bad guy Blofeld, doesn’t
realise the steering wheel on a British-made Aston Martin is on the
right-hand side, so her bullet for Bond hits the wrong head.

THE COMPLEX TYPE


In The World Is Not Enough (1999), Sophie Marceau plays Elektra
King, the first female Bond supervillain. Disguised as a millionaire’s
harmless daughter with Stockholm syndrome, King conducts a
campaign of revenge – for being abducted by terrorists, rejected
by 007 and betrayed by her father. She ends up fooling both
Bond and the bad guys, but ultimately she’s deluding herself.

B O N D ’S
M A R R I AG E WAS
CU T S H OR T BY
A M I X- U P OV ER
U K ROA D
L AW S
CORBIS (2), GETTY IMAGES (2)
THE ORIGINAL
Ursula Andress emerges from the
waves in the very first James Bond
film, Dr No (1962), as the marvellous
Honey Ryder. Her sharpest weapons
are a knife, a white bikini and a
desire to break the rules. This is
the rebirth of Venus, the Goddess
of Love, in the shape of the Bond
girl – quick-witted, emancipated
and interminably sexy.

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THE AIRHEAD
In The Man With The Golden Gun
(1974), we mostly see Britt Ekland
in her bikini. The pouting blonde
may be named Mary Goodnight, but
her liaisons with Roger Moore are
anything but intimate. Just as they
are about to make love, he shuts
her in the closet when Bond girl #2,
Andrea Anders (Maud Adams), comes
knocking. As one dozes off among
his jackets, Bond blithely has sex with
the other. Goodnight almost kills
Bond when she unwittingly pushes
a red button with her backside and
zaps a Pacific island into oblivion.

56 
THE FORCE OF NATURE THE BAD GIRL
Bond’s creator loved to give his female characters playful names. In Goldfinger (1964), Honor
Blackman has the finest name of any Bond girl to date: Pussy Galore. The personal pilot of TURNED GOOD
supervillain Goldfinger, she is the first female to floor OO7 with a judo move. Despite hints that Maud Adams graduated from
Galore prefers women, naturally she proves powerless to resist the suave agent’s charms, too. secondary Bond girl Andrea
Anders in The Man With The
Golden Gun (1974) to the
eponymous female lead in
Octopussy (1983). A circus
director and Fabergé egg
smuggler, Octavia Charlotte
Smythe got her nickname from
her father, who studies octopi.
Like so many bad girls in the
Bond universe, Octopussy has
her soul saved by 007 – and
inevitably ends up in his bed.

PUSSY G A LOR E
WAS T H E
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F IR S T WO M A N
TO F L OO R THE TOUGHIE
Unlike most Bond girls,
OO 7 W I T H A Halle Berry was already a well-
known movie star before she
J U DO M OV E played Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson.
Berry’s legendary first scene
in Die Another Day (2002) is
a homage to the first Bond
film in which, like Honey Ryder
40 years earlier, she emerges
from the water in her bikini.
But when the film’s director,
Lee Tamahori, told her to
be “sexier” while filming the
scene, he got a curt reply: “This
is all the sexy I got. I’m gonna
get a hip displacement if I try
and make myself any sexier!”
There’s nothing
smooth or sculpted
about the Red Bull
Hardline course – it’s
all about the challenge
THE

HARD
YARDS
Red Bull Hardline is a one-off, invite-only downhill
mountain-bike race like no other. Hewn from the
rock and mud of Mid Wales by racer-turned-
master digger Dan Atherton, it lays claim to being
the toughest track on earth, designed to push the
sport higher, faster and further than ever before
Words: Ric McLaughlin
DUNCAN PHILPOTT/RED BULL CONTENT POOL

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R
eece Wilson is muddy into one of the toughest bike tests there
and tired, his heart is. While shovel-wielders the world over
thumping in his chest. smooth and sculpt in search of the elusive
“I’m getting used to it ‘flow’, Atherton has created something
now,” he says, managing more ambitious and brutal: a track that will
a smile. “It actually push him and his superstar siblings Gee
feels like I’m riding as and Rachel, both UCI World Champions,
opposed to just holding to the limits of what’s possible on a bike.
on.” Wilson, just 19 For Atherton, the project is about
and fresh from his first pushing not only his family’s riding limits,
full season of pro-level but what’s accepted as achievable in the
downhill racing, has sport. However, widening the boundaries
never seen anything like the Red Bull of bike racing has come at a cost: as the
Hardline track, which clings to the almost ‘lucky’ few invited riders have been trying
vertical hillside of the Dyfi Valley in Mid out the Hardline track, Atherton has been
Wales. It’s a downhill mountain-bike race notable by his absence. The first victim
free from the rules and regulations of the of his own punishing creation, he’s in a
mainstay UCI MTB World Cup series. Here, Manchester hospital having an operation
almost anything goes. Common sense has on his shoulder after overcooking things
been suspended. Wilson is happy to have and jettisoning his bike mid-air while
survived the first day’s practice, but he testing one of the jumps. Not exactly the
and the other 12 invited riders know the most encouraging news for the riders
real test – race day – still lies ahead. about to take on this beast themselves.
Hardline is the brainchild of Dan Hardline made headlines at last year’s
Atherton, a top-level racer turned trail inaugural event for its impossibly big
builder who has transformed his backyard road-gap jump and the punishing terrain,

“The jump that Dan crashed on


was the most daunting. They
changed it, but I saw him have that
massive crash. It’s so technical and
genuinely scary”  Joe Smith
SVEN MARTIN/RED BULL CONTENT POOL

The infamous
road-gap jump:
impossibly big,
incredibly daunting
for the riders

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“I did one full run yesterday and it was awesome. They built
it all in the last six weeks and I just had to turn up and
smash it all. It was pretty intimidating turning up knowing
what was going to be here”  Gee Atherton

and this year Atherton and his team have


raised the level a couple more notches.
The course is a rolling horror show of high-
speed jumps, drops and gaps punctuated
by steep rock ledges and bordered by
hefty Welsh pine. The morning’s rain has
coated it all in mud for good measure.
Despite the unpredictable September
weather and remote location, hundreds
of spectators have made the trek to watch
today’s qualifying action. Tomorrow, the
race of the year will rank its world-class
riders according to their ability to conquer
this unique test of skill and nerve.

S
pectators and crew gather on
a muddy forest road towards the
end of the track as a low-flying
RAF jet lets out a roar on its way
to a nearby base. All eyes on are
one imposing wooden structure.
Supported by an assortment of telegraph
pole sections, the take-off point for the
road-gap jump sits 18m from the landing, An injured Dan Atherton shares words with his
which is some 9m below on the other brother, Gee. Below: Joe Smith took second place
side of the road. It looks impossible,
verging on the ridiculous. In this race, contact signals his success. His brakes
blind faith plays as big a part as skill. give a high-pitched squeal as he carves
The tell-tale rumble of rubber on through the arching turn below. The
wooden slats heralds the moment the crowd, open-mouthed, show their relief.

C
crowd have been waiting for. A marshal’s
whistle indicates that the first rider is set ome race day, there’s a twitchiness
to take the plunge. Joe Smith – a Hardline around the eight remaining
veteran, having ridden last year – rolls riders. From the initial group
into view. Everything goes quiet. There’s of 13, Hardline’s unpredictable
an almost audible collective intake of track has weeded out all but the
breath accompanied by the soft whirring best. Dan Atherton’s brother, Gee,
of Smith’s rear wheel. The 25-year-old finished as fastest qualifier, with Smith
Welshman hangs in the air for an unfeasibly in second and Wilson in fifth. Canadian
long time, then, just as he vanishes from Mark Wallace, whose nickname, The
sight below the road, the dull thwack of Spartan, is at odds with his softly spoken

SVEN MARTIN/RED BULL CONTENT POOL


TAZ DARLING (2),
The bikes at Hardline
took a real pounding,
resulting in everything
from burst tyres to
snapped frames

“I had a massive crash. I can’t really


remember it, but I got up and did it
again straight away. You don’t want
to be going into a race run knowing
that you’ve just had a big crash on
a certain jump”  Joe Smith
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“Everyone wants to beat each other,
but at the same time we’re going
to be up against it just trying to
beat the course!”  Reece Wilson

“Some of the guys have been retching


with nerves,” says Wilson. “The mood
in the camp is definitely quieter today.
Breakfast was a lot harder to get down
this morning. It’s becoming a reality now;
we’re here, it’s the last day. I told myself
that I wouldn’t be fussed about racing it,
I’d just ride it and get down. But we’re all
racers at heart and...” he trails off, eyes
locked on his Trek bike. His 26-year-old
teammate, Ruaridh Cunningham, stands
close by, fiddling with the tape holding
his shoulder in place after clipping a tree
in mid-air the day before.

T
he sun stays out and the wind
dips long enough for the riders
to get in their practice runs. They
pile into the Jeep vehicles that
will take them to the start line,
knowing their journey back down
will be quicker, but rather less comfortable.
Smith, second down the hill to avoid
watching other riders do battle before him,
makes it to the finish. He rolls through
the steadily growing crowd and back to
his pit, his bike caked in thick, claggy
mud. “He’s not too dirty though, which is
a good sign,” jokes his mechanic, Owen.
Smith pulls off his goggles and hands
Owen his bike. “Could you give it a wash,
please,” he says. “And I’ve cracked the
mudguard.” Smith has had a crash, but
only a small one by Hardline standards.
Above: There’s no time to admire the amazing views of the Dyfi Valley. He’s fared well compared with many of
Below, right: Graham Kerr, Ruaridh Cunningham and Adam Brayton watch for times his rivals – on the other side of the tented
pit area, bikes are appearing in states of

manner, has travelled the furthest of any


of the riders. But today he’s been reduced
to a spectator after a crash in practice.
“As a racer, it doesn’t get much worse
than watching something that you want
to be a part of,” he says. “Pretty much any
track you go to after this will feel easy.
This is intimidating. It’s the track you’re
competing against, not the other riders.”
One section seems to be causing the
most worry among riders. The Renegade
Step-up is a steep ramp with a landing,
some 25m away, that’s higher than the
takeoff point. There’s absolutely no room
for error – you make the gap or face a
brutal drop to the hard Welsh ground.
The changeable weather has left the
Renegade without so much as a tyre
mark. Even in this lawless environment,
TAZ DARLING

it may prove too extreme. During his full


run in practice yesterday, Gee swerved
the Renegade. If the racers are trying to
beat the track, the track is still winning.

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“I was completely out of breath by
the end of it. It was the adrenalin.
I’m happy to have done a full run
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BMX-style hip jump that got me. It wasn’t


massive, it was just technical. I’d become
a bit blasé, jumping everything as I made
my way down the track, so I wasn’t really
thinking too much about my set-up.
I should have had more air in my back
tyre and it just blew out on the way up
that jump – and here I am!”
Atherton settles gingerly into a folding
chair and the racing begins. Through
a chink in the tree line, the crowd at the
finish arena can just about make out
the riders as they plummet over the road
gap. Although most riders suffer at least
one crash on their way down, they are
reaching the finish line. Second man
down Adam Brayton sails over the final
jump, taking a hand off the bar to punch
the air in celebration. His time is virtually
irrelevant – he’s celebrating survival.
Cunningham emerges into view and
stops the clock an incredible 17 seconds
quicker than the leader. Despite the
sensational margin, his is a muted
celebration and the Scot puffs out his
cheeks – the course has clearly taken
everything out of him. He and the crowd
wait to see if he’s done enough. One by
one, riders fail to beat his time, and when
home favourite Gee has his rear tyre
blown off, wrapping it around the back
end of his GT, it becomes clear that the
Hardline trophy belongs to Cunningham.
“About 30 seconds in, I smashed my
Above: The Hardline course is littered with hazards, both natural and Atherton-made. foot into a stump,” says a champagne-
Below: Ruaridh Cunningham (right) and Joe Smith celebrate first and second place sodden Cunningham. “But I just blanked
it out and focused on putting it all
together. The big thing is that we’re all
disrepair, ranging from broken chainrings here and safe. I haven’t got any elation out
to snapped frames. The mechanics of winning yet, just relief that it’s over! It’s
scratch their heads, looking bemused. As pushed me harder than anything before.
the mud is blasted off by pressure washers, But the sport needs more of this. It’s how
the scale of the damage becomes clearer. we’ll progress. We need to be here.”

R
“This is one of the mad things,” says
Wilson, watching one of the teams ed Bull Hardline has been as much
busily strip down two broken bikes and a battle as a race, demanding
attempt to craft one working machine new levels of performance
that’ll give him a final run before practice from its competitors and forcing
RUTGER PAUW/RED BULL CONTENT POOL, TAZ DARLING

ends. “There are loads of bikes from so them to dig deeper than ever
many different brands here and they’re before. The Renegade remains
all breaking. None of them can cope with unchristened, perhaps waiting for its
the demands of this track.” creator to heal. But as the final eight

H
riders who survived Hardline’s brutality
aving won a painful battle to get celebrate and pose for selfies with fans
down his own bumpy driveway, in the early evening sun, the camaraderie
and still feeling the effects of that the race has produced among the
the post-surgery morphine, finishers is clear to see. The weekend wasn’t
Dan Atherton appears in the about winning, it was about redefining
Hardline pits, his arm in a black their sport, pushing the boundaries of
sling. “I knew we’d done a good job with what’s possible on two wheels.
the track,” he says, “but there was a redbulletin.com/hardline

66  THE RED BULLETIN


HEROES

“WINNING IS ALL ABOUT


HOLDING YOUR NERVE”
SAM OLDHAM The Olympic gymnast is at his
physical peak, but, as he explains, it’s mental Is that kind of pressure able to hang on the high bar,
strength that keeps him on the podium tough to deal with? being powerful on the vault
It doesn’t come easily – I’ve and technical on the pommel

A
had to train myself. But it’s horse. It’s my only aim.
t the age of 19, Winning a medal can come part of why I get up in the Training is a full-time job
Sam Oldham down to pointing your toe in morning. I need to put myself for you – do you ever have
won his first one split second. You’ve got in high-pressure situations, those days when you just
Olympic medal. to fight for your place. even on a small scale, to push don’t want to go to work?
It just happened How did you cope with me on and help me to prepare. Yeah, without a doubt. It can
to be on home a major injury last year? Have your experiences at be hard work, but I think my
soil, too, as the It was incredibly tough. The London 2012 prepared you best attribute is my ability to
young gymnast problem for me was the for Rio 2016? endure that. Getting up and
played an integral part in the flexibility in my ankle, and the I’m so proud and happy that going training in the morning
British men’s team storming only thing that was going to I got to compete in a home is tough, but I know the extra
to a bronze-winning finish at make it better was patience, Olympics, but Brazil will commitment will pay off and
London 2012. With the World which is something I struggle be very different. I’ll be at give me that edge. You’ve
Championships in Glasgow this with. But now I’m in a great a completely different point got to keep the end goal in
month and the 2016 Olympics place going into the World in my career. In London, I was your head at all times. Short-
in Rio on the horizon, all bets Championships. Originally, the baby on the team and term goals leading to the end
are on the Nottinghamshire lad I was told it could be a career- there was no expectation on goal are key, too – otherwise,
scooping an individual medal threatening injury, but now my shoulders; in Rio, I’ll be it becomes all too easy to
or two. It hasn’t been plain my ankle is about 90 per cent hitting my peak, and I’ll get sack off the gym for a day.
sailing since London, though,
with a serious ankle injury last
year almost derailing the 22-
“SHORT-TERM GOALS LEADING TO THE END GOAL ARE KEY –
year-old’s Olympic bid before
it had started. Incredibly,
OTHERWISE, IT BECOMES ALL TOO EASY TO SACK OFF THE GYM”
despite some serious setbacks, back to where it was. I’ve learnt my best opportunity to win Does that principle apply
he’s now back on track. It’s a lot from the experience. an individual medal. no matter what your job is?
a feat, Oldham says, that’s How important is mental Will you be focusing on one As long as you enjoy what you
down to mental muscle as strength to your success? discipline for a better chance do, or what your job enables
much as physical strength. When I’m competing at of an individual medal? you to do. It’s very difficult
a major event, I’m in the best For me, it’s always been about to find the drive to work hard
the red bulletin: You’ve shape I can be, doing routines the all-round competition. without that. It might sound
got a big year coming up I’ve done hundreds of times. In my view, being the all- cheesy, but there’s still that
– how’s the training going? The question is whether I can round Olympic champion is little seven-year-old kid in
sam oldham: It’s going well. hold my nerve, stay in the one of the greatest feats you me who walked into a gym
I’m working on getting every zone and not think about the can achieve in sport. I see it and fell in love with throwing
RICHIE HOPSON

little dent out of my routines. outcome. Winning is about as the ultimate test and I’ve himself around in the air.
I’m a perfectionist – I train for who can perform best under always loved the challenge of Richard Jordan
six to seven hours a day and pressure. It really is 10 per cent finding that balance between
I’m very critical of myself. physical, 90 per cent mental. being strong on rings, being instagram.com/olympiansamoldham

68  THE RED BULLETIN


Early kick-off: at the
age of eight, Sam was
playing football at
Notts County’s youth
academy and caught
the eye of scouts from
Nottingham Forest
and Derby County
Bluesman Gary
Clark Jr, 31,
isn’t a fan of
music lessons
“I’M PROUD TO
BE A NERD”
SEAN MURRAY The games developer has brought
his dreams to life with space adventure No
Man’s Sky, gaining celebrity fans in the process

W
hile growing game! It feels like we’re
up on his releasing an experiment.
parents’ We don’t know if players
ranch in the will cluster in one space
Australian or spread out evenly across
Outback, the galaxy. I like the fact
Sean Murray they can express themselves
would gaze up at the night in the game, rather than
sky and dream of space just following a script.
exploration. These days, the Your booth at mega games
34-year-old games developer convention E3 in LA in June
has the likes of Stephen was like an A-list party.
Spielberg and Kanye West How did that come about?
queuing up to get their It was crazy. Stephen
hands on No Man’s Sky, his Spielberg’s production team
epic and insanely ambitious got in touch to see if he could
video game in which players look at the game, and he said
explore a galaxy made up it was right up his street.
of 18 quintillion planets. Then Kanye West wanted to
It was created by a core of meet us, but we had to stand

“FORGET THE just four programmers at


Murray’s indie label, Hello
Games, based in Guildford,
him up because Elon Musk
[billionaire CEO of aerospace
company SpaceX] invited us

TEXTBOOKS”
Surrey. But, along the way, on a tour of his rocket factory.
the team had to endure So, is it finally cool to work
devastating floods, sleepless in the games industry?
nights and the weight of Friends still give me a hard
expectation of millions time about it. At various
GARY CLARK JR Eric Clapton named him the best of gamers worldwide. stages in my life, I’ve become
guitarist of his generation, and Obama is a fan, a little bit embarrassed or
the red bulletin: No defensive about my hobby,
but this American virtuoso can’t read music
Man’s Sky has been more but now I’m not ashamed
than three years in the of being labelled a nerd.
the red bulletin: Is it true that you’ve never had making. How personal You’ve faced many hurdles
a single music lesson in your life? is this project to you? in the process. How have
gary clark jr: It’s true. I started teaching myself to play sean murray: As a kid, these affected the team?
guitar when I was 12. Even now, I still can’t read music. I always dreamt of going into When the office flooded at
Is that a problem? space. I would imagine what Christmas in 2013, we lost
I don’t think so. Classical education can get in the way of it would be like landing on all our equipment and a lot
creativity sometimes. Forget the textbooks. I actually had an these strange, alien worlds. of work. But we look back on
opportunity to go to university and study, but I decided not This game is those dreams it fondly because it brought
FRANK MADDOCKS, HARRY BORDEN

to, because I knew it wasn’t the path for me. brought to life. I never made us all together. Sometimes
How did you find your own style? it as an astronaut, so I had I wish we were rich and had
I learn things in life when I jump right into the fire. When to find another way. This is loads of people working on
I was a teenager, instead of just swotting up on music the next best thing. the game, but most of the
theory at home, I would take my guitar along to clubs and How would you sum up the time I’m happy it’s such
jam on stage with old blues musicians. It was tough in the appeal of No Man’s Sky? a small, focused team. We
beginning, but it got me hooked. I worked through it and Our sun will have burnt have each other’s backs.
got people’s attention. Florian Obkircher out by the time it takes you Graeme Lennox
His new album The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim is out now. garyclarkjr.com to visit every planet in the hellogames.org

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Sky high: Sean Murray’s
epic adventure is one
of the most eagerly
anticipated titles in the
gaming world right now
FIRE BREATHERS. BURLESQUE
LADIES. MILEY CYRUS
SMOOCHING WITH A STRIPPER
DRESSED AS A BABY.
WELCOME TO LONDON’S
CIRQUE LE SOIR, THE CLUB
WHERE YOU LEAVE YOUR
INHIBITIONS AT THE DOOR
WORDS: FLORIAN OBKIRCHER

IN THE TEMPLE OF
DECADENCE
When the artists
come on stage at
1am, the club is
transformed into
a freaks’ paradise
CIRQUE LE SOIR

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F
rom the outside, Cirque Le Soir
looks inconspicuous. There’s no
sign or lettering of any kind on
the black metal door, tucked
between a Chinese restaurant
and an office building. And that’s
just as it should be, says the
club’s co-owner, Tom Burg.
Because the nocturnal goings-on
at Cirque Le Soir are not for
casual passers-by, or revellers
of a sensitive nature. All those
who enter must be prepared for
what’s behind the door – namely
London’s wildest and most indecent nightclub.
A 7ft-tall clown in a black and white striped
suit greets new arrivals with the words, “Welcome
to Wonderland,” then you descend a narrow
staircase lined with distorting mirrors to reach
the main area. Two topless fire-breathing ladies
are writhing around on the stage. To their left, a
Viking in a leopard-skin cape is thrusting a sword
down his throat. On the other side of the stage, a
bearded cheerleader is dancing with a huge baby
with a grotesque face. At the bar, a tattoo-covered
waitress in sexy underwear hands out Champagne
to partygoers. Her colleagues barge their way According to
through the jubilant, dancing crowd, carrying metal Guinness World
buckets full of ice and magnum bottles of vodka. Records, Gamsby
The Cirque Le Soir experience is 1920s Berlin has the world’s
burlesque club meets Alice In Wonderland; Studio strongest tongue
– he can pull a
54 gatecrashed by a circus freak show. “That
car 10m with it
ambivalence is the appeal,” says Burg. “You can
experience whatever you want in our club, except
boredom.” Since opening in 2009, the venue
has won numerous trophies at the London Bar
Awards – including, this year, Best Club – and
its clientele includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole
Scherzinger, Rihanna and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Because they all know Cirque Le Soir is a portal
to another reality, to a decadent parallel world
where visitors forget their everyday lives and
take on another personality. Here, six regulars
tell us about their experiences at the club.
cirquelesoir.com

THE GREAT GORDO GAMSBY, 30,


SWORD SWALLOWER
“The best part of my performance is just
before I stick the blade in my mouth and hang
the helium canister on my tongue. That’s the
moment when the people watching realise this
is no magic trick. They shriek, they close their
eyes, but then they always end up watching,
because my show arouses their sadistic streak
and they don’t understand what’s going on.
Actually, the technique for sword swallowing
is very easy to explain. You have to learn to
control the oesophagus muscles, and that
takes years of practice. Because if you end
up with the sword stuck in your throat,
there’s no point in calling an ambulance.”
CYNTH ICORN, 24, PERFORMANCE ARTIST
“By day, I get paid to whip men in my job
as a fetish model; by night, you’ll find me
dancing in a latex suit at Cirque Le Soir. And
although the work I do at the club is more
innocent than my daytime photo sessions,
I find the atmosphere here more surreal. After
my performance, I’ll go backstage and see
a dwarf massaging two bearded cheerleaders.
Next to them, there will be a belly dancer
polishing her machine gun. And yet it all
seems like the most natural thing in the world.
Clubgoers who come to CLS might feel as if
they’ve entered a whole different world, but
when I’m here, it just feels like I’m with my
people. This club gives freaks like me a home.”

“THE MOMENT THAT THE PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT CIRQUE LE SOIR, THE CLUB
IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ADULT DISNEYLAND”
ALEX DE MORA (2), CIRQUE LE SOIR (6)

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NATALIE (LEFT), 24, ACCOUNTANT
“For five days a week, I’m stuck in a dull, open-
plan office, but I’ll be bubbling with excitement
about Friday night and that moment at 1am
when the performances begin at CLS and the
club is transformed into an adult Disneyland.
You might have female dancers dressed in “STARS FEEL SAFE
bondage gear whipping you from the stage,
or topless nuns breathing flames just past your
AT CIRQUE LE SOIR
face. Even if you’re a regular at the club, you
never know what to expect. In that way, a night
BECAUSE THEY
at CLS is like a weird dream – you’ve got no DON’T STAND
control over it and you wake up baffled the
next morning. But then you see the whip marks OUT AMONG ALL
on your arm and you know it was all real.”
THE ODDBALLS” TOMMY, 26, MAKE-UP ARTIST
“I’ve been a regular ever since I discovered the
club three years ago. It gets you hooked because
you’re constantly discovering new things about
yourself. Before I started coming to CLS, I could
never have imagined that the best feeling on
Earth would be dancing on a bar with four snakes
creeping their way up your body. I started
working here a year ago – I went from being an
In the back room, innocent English student from the countryside to
clubgoers can working as a make-up artist at the craziest club
splash around in in London. I give the clubgoers a new identity for
the plastic ball pool the night in my make-up corner. A mask of neon
(above), play beer mascara and glitter helps them discard their
pong, and have inhibitions and forget their everyday lives.”
their fortune told
by a fairground
machine
US house stars
LMFAO (right)
have been regulars
at Cirque Le Soir
since its opening

SHAHARA, 30, SNAKE CHARMER


“When I roam around the club with my snakes
around my neck, it’s not unusual for some
people to try to get away from me in a panic –
especially when I’m showing off Shiva,who’s
a 4m-long albino python weighing 48kg. But
most are curious and want to have a photograph
taken with us. You even get that response from
people who are usually terrified of snakes,
because they embrace the unknown when they
come to Cirque Le Soir. It’s almost as if a lot
of them leave their fears and inhibitions with
their coats in the cloakroom. That applies to
Lindsay Lohan, too. She is completely smitten
with Shiva and demands 20 minutes of one-on-
one time with her every time she’s here.”

TOM, 32, CIRCUS DIRECTOR AND CO-OWNER


“When friends and I opened the venue six
years ago, we wanted to create a cross between
a circus and a club – something for dancers
who expect more from a night out than alcohol
and music, and a place for artists whose shows
ALEX DE MORA (4), CIRQUE LE SOIR (5)

are too extreme for other clubs. As the circus


director at CLS, I look out for the clubgoers’
wellbeing. Stars such as Kanye West and
Rihanna are regulars here, because they know
they can really go wild without the need for
bodyguards. Miley Cyrus knows that she can
smooch with a dancer in a baby mask at our
place and no one will take photographs. That’s Branching out:
because we provide a private place for the the club opened an
stars, and also because at CLS they don’t stand offshoot in Dubai in
out among all the drag queens and oddballs.” 2011, and Shanghai
two years later

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Mass appeal:
Johnny Depp
as Whitey
COMING
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The best new
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FILM
Bridge Of Spies
In cinemas from November 27,
Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller
(his first film since 2012’s Lincoln)
stars Tom Hanks as a lawyer tasked
with negotiating the release of a
suspected US spy captured in the
Soviet Union. bridgeofspies.com

FILM

MEAN STREETS GANGSTER


TRIPPIN’
Director Scott Cooper on turning Johnny
Black Mass isn’t Depp’s
Depp into a real-life mob boss in his epic first true-crime role…
new crime thriller, Black Mass Donnie Brasco (1997)
The Red Bulletin: Why did you cast Johnny Depp as Boston As undercover FBI agent GAME
crime kingpin James “Whitey” Bulger? Joseph D Pistone, who Call Of Duty: Black Ops III
got too close to the Mob. The third instalment in the COD spin-
Scott Cooper: Johnny has always loved gangster movies, and off series takes place further in the
Blow (2001)
I thought he’d be an excellent choice. Whitey is an extremely future than ever before – 2065, when
As minor drug dealer
chilling and unlikeable character, but also very human. Johnny turned major cocaine supersoldiers rule the battlefield and
has a great range, so you can really buy him in many different cartel player George Jung. technology threatens to take over the
roles. I think this is one of his finest dramatic performances. Earth. Available on PS4, Xbox One and
Public Enemies (2009)
PC from November 6. callofduty.com
You shot the whole film in Boston – how important was that? As John Dillinger (below),
Critical. I shot in every corner of the city. I wanted the audience one of America’s most
notorious gangsters.
to feel like they were in Boston in the ’70s and ’80s. The
community embraced us – everybody had a story about Whitey
– and we shot in the locations where these things happened,
like the ‘Bulger burial ground’ under the bridge by the river,
which was where he’d take the bodies. That added a level of
tension and danger that infected the film in a very positive way.
What was the biggest challenge when making the film?
Many of the best American movies are crime thrillers
– The Godfather, Goodfellas – so you have to make TV
something that doesn’t feel derivative. Being based The Last Panthers
on real events is tricky, too. Audiences don’t come to This six-part series follows the
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story as psychologically and emotionally accurate heralds the return of a European crime
syndicate. Minority Report’s Samantha
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Black Mass opens in the UK on November 27. star in the TV thriller, which airs on
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ACTION
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THE PLAYLIST MUSICAL
CLIMAX
DURAN DURAN Scientists in the US have
identified the music most
In 1984, Duran Duran were at their peak, likely to cause goosebumps
with an international number-one single in or sexual arousal. Here are
The Reflex. “But we still had a goal,” says three tracks from their
‘skin orgasm’ playlist…
bassist John Taylor. “We wanted to write
a James Bond theme.” Then, at a party, he
spied Bond film producer Cubby Broccoli
and asked when “someone decent” would
record a theme. His cheeky line worked,
and Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill is the
most commercially successful Bond song
to date. Following the release of his band’s
14th album, Paper Gods, Taylor reveals
the tracks that inspired their 007 theme.
Adele
Someone Like You
Adele’s biggest hit
features the musical
device known as an
Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey appoggiatura, where
there’s a shift from
Diamonds Are Forever Goldfinger
dissonance (tension) to
“We listened to this one for “Arguably the most important consonance (repose),
inspiration, because we wanted ingredient for a Bond song is which induces a shiver
to be part of that great tradition a sense of drama and sexual in the listener.
of classic Bond themes. What potency. In order to achieve
makes this and other great that, you need strong lyrics and
Bond songs so special is the an even stronger performance.
lush string elements, famously No one has delivered these
composed by John Barry. We elements as impressively as
felt very fortunate that Barry Shirley Bassey on this track.
agreed to add a 60-piece orchestra arrangement to our It set the bar for Bond themes, because it has a sense of
song – it was the icing on the cake.” menace that encapsulates the 007 ethos perfectly.”

Celine Dion
Vaughan Williams Peter Gabriel My Heart Will Go On
The Lark Ascending No Self Control Love the song or hate it,
the shift from the tender
“We also considered the kind “When we recorded A View To verse into the bombastic
of music Bond himself would A Kill, Bond songs had stopped chorus is pure musical
enjoy. There’s a line in Goldfinger being momentous. Our challenge frisson. In music theory,
where Sean Connery says that was to create a modern take on this is called a dynamic
“drinking Dom Pérignon ’53 the 007 theme. Peter Gabriel’s leap – the transition from
above the temperature of 38°F hyper-modern drum sounds soft to loud – and it’s
[is] as bad as listening to The and recording technique were what makes the Titanic
Beatles without earmuffs”, so a big inspiration. We used synths song a real tearjerker.
I think Bond’s a music snob. to add sound effects to the song,
He’d rather listen to something grand and British like which was a novelty, because at that time they were used
The Lark Ascending, because of its beauty and drama.” in the Bond movies, but not in their themes.”

The Rolling Stones


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SURVIVE SUB ZERO 1


Dig your own grave
Whether you’re carrying out covert missions in the Austrian Alps or simply “Look out for a built-up bank of snow
find yourself off the beaten track when the weather turns, getting caught out and dig out a hole in the side, with
in sub-zero temperatures can be lethal. But holing up in the snow can actually your hands if you have to. Pull up the
prevent you freezing to death. “Getting out of the wind and elements is key,” snow around you so the entrance is
as small as possible and plug it with
says Scott Heffield, an experienced mountaineer, former Royal Marine your rucksack. Snow is a fairly good
Commando, and project development manager at Bear Grylls Survival Academy. insulator – with your body heat and
Heffield should know – he’s survived 36 hours at -30°C on Mount Elbrus in without the wind chill, it will be quite
Russia, and 12 hours at -35°C on an Antarctic glacier with no equipment. a few degrees warmer inside than it
is outside, maybe even 0°C. It’s not
“There are a couple of ways you could do it: if you have the gear [your own ‘warm’, but it’s better than -20°C!”
insulation and an ice axe], you could cut out compacted blocks from the
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snow as cement.” And if you don’t? “Dig a ‘snow grave’ – a hole just big
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2
Breathe easy
3
Get touchy feely
4
Fuel the tank
5
Make a run for it
“Snow is pretty good at letting “Keep your body ready for your “You can survive without food for “A snow hole will keep you alive and
oxygen through, but when the inner window of opportunity by massaging around three weeks, but it’s more like warm for a few days. But the truth
walls start to melt and then refreeze your hands and feet constantly. three days without water. Collect is, if no one is coming to rescue you,
as ice, you’re in danger of carbon They’ll be the first to freeze as your snow or ice in a bottle or container you need to take a risk and get out
dioxide poisoning. Make a ventilation core starts to draw all the warm, and get it close to your body to help it of that environment super-fast.
hole by shoving a ski pole, umbrella oxygenated blood back to your melt. Try not to eat the snow, though Best-case scenario: wait for the sun
or stick through the ceiling. You organs. Aim for skin-to-skin contact – it’ll lower your core temperature too to come up – instant heat! – and the
can also check C02 levels by lighting rather than rubbing your feet through quickly. Food-wise, I always carry a visibility to improve, as you’ll need
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goes out with no wind, you’ve friction produced by your hands on bar, biltong, nuts and raisins, but be Make your move when you think
probably run out of oxygen in there.” your feet to generate heat.” prepared to eat anything.” the conditions will assist you best.”

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Feel the Noise: Sheamus,
aka the ‘Irish Curse’,
takes care of business

November 4 Lords of the ring Dublin, Ireland

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The electrifying sports entertainment spectacle that is WWE returns to the UK and Ireland
for 11 days of slams, suplexes and gloriously OTT slanging matches, kicking off at
the 3Arena in Dublin. The show will be packed full of WWE ‘Superstars’, including
local hero Sheamus, who’ll be performing punishing moves such as the ‘Irish Curse
Backbreaker’ and his signature finisher, ‘White Noise’ (see picture above). The tour
will then stop off at several major cities before finishing at, erm, Butlins in Minehead.
Wrestlers vs Redcoats? Count us in... wwe.com

November 13 November 15-22


Creepy Hallow Match point
Cinemas nationwide Greenwich, London
After well-received screenings Now in its seventh year at
at this year’s Sundance and London’s O2 Arena, the
FrightFest festivals, video Barclays ATP World Tour
director Corin Hardy is ready Finals brings the cream
to unleash his terrifying debut of men’s tennis to the
feature film, The Hallow, on capital for an intense
the general public. This jumpy round-robin tournament
horror follows a young family to finish off the season.
beset by woodland demons Current champ Novak
in the depths of rural Ireland Djokovic was first to
and is all the more impressive qualify, and he’ll be
for its ingenious effects and joined by Roger Federer
lack of CGI. Be afraid. and Stan Wawrinka.
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the 20th anniversary of
legendary driver Colin
McRae winning his first
November
championship, while Lewes
GB’s new bright light, Bonfire Night
M-Sport team leader Celebrations
Elfyn Evans, will be The UK’s biggest
hoping to make good use bonfire-night shindig
of his local knowledge attracts thousands
Mud men: the Wales of visitors to witness
to end his year in style. Rally GB is gruelling its incredible parade of
walesrallygb.com flaming crosses, burning
tar barrels and giant
effigies. lewesbonfire
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Dead essential Cool and the gang
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ready… Wahaca’s Day Of The on the planet”, the 10-day
Dead Festival celebrates Mexico’s showcase that is the EFG London
colourful day of remembrance Jazz Festival presents a plethora
with a 12-hour party featuring of events at venues across the November 3 Catch some Eyre November
tasty Central American treats, capital. With acts ranging from Southampton, Hampshire
street art and live music, Jamie Cullum to Ice-T, eclectic Leeds Castle
headlined by electro-indie outfit doesn’t quite cover it. Fireworks
The Horrors. wahaca.co.uk efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Spectacular
Spectacular by name...
Spanning two nights,
Snow time: the Alps this mammoth display
come to London is set to moving images
projected onto the walls
of the 900-year-old
castle. Winter Pimms
compulsory. leeds-
castle.com

Following the August release of


her debut album, Feline, 21-year-
old singer-songwriter Ella Eyre
is going out on the road with
a whistlestop tour of the UK –
14
November
starting at Southampton’s O2
Guildhall, then stopping off in
Lord Mayor’s
Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Show
London and Birmingham along the Based on a rowdy
way. Having supported Olly Murs medieval festival dating
on his arena tour earlier this year, all the way back to 1215,
November 5-8 Boarding pass this is her first string of dates as this annual all-dayer
Battersea Park, London a headliner. See the London-born celebrates tradition
Visit the Alps without having to get on a plane. Head along to four- songstress showcase her powerful with a Thames flotilla
day extravaganza The Telegraph Ski And Snowboard Show 2015 vocals with performances of recent in the morning and a
to see pro riders perform on a centrepiece 50ft real-snow kicker, hits including Gravity (with DJ humdinger of a firework
affectionately named ‘Mount Battersea’. You’ll also find plenty of Fresh) and Together – and maybe display in the evening.
Austrian delicacies, mulled wine and live entertainment to make invite along a few special guests, Get your spot early.
you feel like you’re on the slopes. skiandsnowboard.co.uk too. ellaeyre.com lordmayorsshow.london

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What BOND would 
These timepieces would provide 007
with years of loyal service, no matter
how tough the missions
Words: Gisbert Brunner

001
Underwater
2

Air is at a premium beneath produced this 700-piece edition


the surface, making time of the Prospex Marinemaster with
even more of the essence its high-frequency, self-winding 1
mechanism. The titanium
1  OMEGA SEAMASTER monocoque case is water-
300 ‘SPECTRE’ resistant at up to 1,000m. It also 4
omegawatches.com comes with a helium escape valve
In his latest adventure, Bond and a dive-time bezel which
wears the steel Omega Seamaster rotates in one direction only.
300 ‘Spectre’ – a limited edition
of 7,007. Even an MRI couldn’t 4  ROAMER ROCKSHELL
stop this watch’s amagnetic MARK III
8400 automatic calibre. roamer.ch
Founded in 1888, Roamer has
2  ORIS AQUIS DEPTH
many years of experience in
GAUGE YELLOW making water-resistant watches.
oris.ch 5
The Rockshell Mark III, with its
If you’re underwater, a quick self-winding movement and
glance at your Oris Aquis Depth
stainless steel case, can handle
Gauge Yellow will instantly tell
depths of up to 100m.
you exactly how far down you are.
The watch, with its DLC-plated
5  ROLEX OYSTER
steel case and self-winding
movement, has a smart depth- PERPETUAL
finder which works at up to 100m. YACHT-MASTER 40
rolex.com
3  SEIKO
PROSPEX Made from flexible metal spring
MARINEMASTER blades covered with high-grade
PROFESSIONAL rubber, Rolex’s brand new
seikowatches.com Oysterflex bracelet really packs
Seiko made its first diver’s watch a punch. This self-winding
in 1965. To celebrate the 50-year wristwatch can easily withstand
anniversary, the company has water pressure of up to 10 bar.

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wear
THE KOBAL COLLECTION

“I hope we didn’t
frighten the fish”
Thunderball, 1965
1 From the bar to the 3  TISSOT CHEMIN
casino, the wristwatch is DES TOURELLES
a man’s most important tissot.ch
companion – a mark of This red gold wristwatch takes
its name from the street where
style and sophistication
Tissot has its HQ. When fully
1  HUBLOT CLASSIC wound, the Powermatic movement
has an 80-hour power reserve.
FUSION AEROMOON
hublot.com
4  GLASHÜTTE ­
The Swiss firm shows its elegant
side. This automatic timepiece
ORI­GINAL
has 134 components and a 45mm
PANO­MATICLUNAR
glashuette-original.com
titanium and compound resin case.
The steel PanoMaticLunar
2  TUDOR epitomises the artistry of German
NORTH FLAG
watchmaking. Glashütte’s 90-02
tudorwatch.com
automatic movement shows the
Tudor’s first home-produced
moon’s phases as well as hours,
self-winding movement comes
minutes, seconds and the date.
with a power reserve of 70 hours,
a silicon hairspring and official
5  NIXON KINGPIN
chronometer certification.
nixon.com
There is a real diamond set
at six o’clock on the dial of the
Kingpin, which is housed in

002
a 41mm gold-plated stainless
steel case. A quartz movement
takes care of the time display.
2 3

Elegance

“That last
hand nearly 5

killed me”
Casino Royale, 2006

92 
“Time to face
gravity”
Die Another Day, 2002

003
Mechanics
Men are fascinated coated steel, consists of 12
different components. Other
THE KOBAL COLLECTION, DDP IMAGES

by the finer points of


watchmaking. Here, we features of particular note are the
take an closer look… openworked dial and the view of
the special front side of the 01
1
1 TAG HEUER automatic calibre – an advance
CARRERA HEUER 01 on the 1887 chronograph with
tagheuer.com its ratchet, oscillating pinion
The Carrera Heuer 01 is a watch and power reserve of 50 hours.
that combines innovation with Also, the tachymeter scale on
tradition. The new 45mm case, the bezel allows the wearer to
made from titanium-carbide- measure average speed.

 93
“We have all the
time in the world”
On Her Majesty’s Secret
Service, 1969

004
Adventure
1

2
When the going gets mountain rescues. Hamilton has
tough, your watch must teamed up with them to produce
be able to handle it, too a robust automatic wristwatch
with an 80-hour power reserve.
1  VICTORINOX
I.N.O.X. PARACORD 4  BELL & ROSS
victorinoxwatches.com BR X1 SKELETON
Victorinox is all about adventure, CHRONOGRAPH
and this stainless steel watch CARBON FORGÉ
with its quartz movement fits the
bellross.com
bill perfectly. The robust, plaited
Produced in a limited edition of
parachute cord bracelet keeps
the watch firmly on your wrist. just 250 pieces, this futuristic,
stealthy-looking automatic
3 2  LOTUS MARC chronograph has a square case
MÁRQUEZ EDITION made of an extremely durable
lotus-watches.com high-tech composite.
Lotus has honoured two-time
MotoGP World Champion 5  FESTINA
Marc Márquez with a quartz CHRONO BIKE
chronograph in a blue steel case, festina.com
water-resistant up to 10 bar.
THE KOBAL COLLECTION

Festina has had a close


3  HAMILTON association with cycling for many
4 KHAKI TAKEOFF AC years. The Chrono Bike Limited
AIR ZERMATT Edition features a 44.5mm
hamiltonwatch.com brown and black coated steel
5 case, quartz mechanism and
Air Zermatt in Switzerland are
famous for their spectacular scratchproof sapphire glass.

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“I think it may be
time to go home”
Moonraker, 1979

In the face of hostile


worlds, information
and precision are
vital for survival
1  SUUNTO
ESSENTIAL
suunto.com
Is it a weather station,
a measuring device or a
wristwatch? The Suunto
Essential is all three,
packed into a case that
measures less than 50mm
in diameter. The digital
display shows altitude,
air pressure, cardinal
direction, temperature
and more besides.

2  G-SHOCK
MTG-G1000D
casio-watches.com
The G-Shock is a synthesis

005
of advanced technology
and maximum durability.
Built-in hybrid technology
interprets radio and GPS
signals for the precise time

Vision
and automatic adjustment
dependent on location.

3  SWATCH

2
TOUCH
ZERO ONE
swatch.com
Sport is more fun with
the Touch Zero One. The
large touchscreen puts
specific features at your
fingertips, and functions
including Step Counter,
Power Hits and Power
Claps are all available
via the accompanying
smartphone app.

4  BREITLING B55
1 breitling.com
Breitling do smartwatches,
too. The B55 features
countdown and count-up
with reverse counter,
electronic speedometer
and special functions
especially for pilots,
all of which are easy to
control in conjunction
with your smartphone.

5  GARMIN EPIX
garmin.com
The 85g Garmin Epix is
3 a powerful GPS device,
PICTUREDESK.COM

smartwatch and fitness


tracker all in one. Its
5 high-resolution colour
touchscreen allows for the
precise display of many
different types of map.
4

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