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A 19-year-old scores so many goals he's starting to sleep with his winning footballs, calls them his 'girlfriends,' and says Manchester United links are 'boring as f---'
Getty Erling Braut Haaland has quickly becoming one of Europe's hottest young talents having scored 27 goals in 18 games for RB Salzburg this season. The 19-year-old, who says he sleeps with his winning footballs and calls them his "girlfriends," has attracted interested from Manchester United, Juventus, and Chelsea.  He says the the rumours are "boring as f---" however, and instead remains focused on improving his own game, which he bases around Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  I have seen many good players, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the biggest one for me," Haaland told TV2. "Someone has to take over from him." Read more of our soccer stories here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. They say actions speak louder than words. At least they do in the case of RB Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland. "I feel very good," was his understated response to being told he had just become the youngest ever scorer of a first half hat-trick in UEFA Champions League history back in September.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Real Madrid is reportedly considering spending more than half a billion dollars to snatch PSG's 20-year-old French forward Kylian Mbappe away from BarcelonaChelsea FC players have to pay $25,000 every time they're late for training, according to a leaked list of the club's finesThierry Henry says France can win Euro 2020 but warns Cristiano Ronaldo will want to go out on a high in what would be his last international tournamentSEE ALSO: These are the 20 best young soccer players on the planet right now
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Hong Kong campus protesters fire arrows as unrest spreads across Kowloon
Hong Kong protesters shot bows and arrows and hurled petrol bombs from a barricaded university on Sunday and police fired volleys of tear gas and blue liquid from water cannon as unrest spread across the Kowloon peninsula.
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Jets vs. Redskins prediction, line: Bet against Dwayne Haskins
There are no easy games for the Jets, and as Yogi Berra might have said, Sunday at Washington is one of them. The Jets beat the Giants, 34-27, in the Game of the Weak. But even while holding Saquon Barkley to 1 yard rushing to go along with six sacks and Jamal Adams’ pickpocket-six, the...
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Get Black Friday pricing on gaming desks, mice, and more today
Does your computer gear need an upgrade? Don't cross your fingers and wait for Christmas. You can get 15% off the final sale price of all these essential accessories now by using the online code BFSAVE15, including gaming mice and computer desks. Wireless Charging Mouse Pad Talk about a space saver. This high-quality mouse pad doubles as a wireless charger, and even works on phones without a Qi receiver. MSRP: $25.99 Sale Price: $16.99 With Code BFSAVE15: $14.44 Offex Overlord 45" Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk With two USB charging ports, a cable manager and headphone hook, this desk is sure to be command central for all your marathon raids. And yes, it's even got a cup holder. MSRP: $316.00 Sale Price: $239.99 With Code BFSAVE15: $203.99 Quest 45" Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk This slim desk is deceptively durable with a steel frame and scratch-resistant finish. And it's got everything you need to keep organized, including three grounded outlet receptors and twin USB ports. MSRP: $298.00 Sale Price: $219.99 With Code BFSAVE15: $186.99 Azio GM2400 Gaming Mouse This unit is built for speed, with a rubberized grip and onboard buttons that can adjust the DPI settings on the fly. The LED lights allow you to find your triggers easily and add a dash of style to any rig. MSRP: $19.99 Sale Price: $15.00 With Code BFSAVE15: $12.75 Zone 47" Wide PC Gamer Computer Desk This mammoth desk has room for all your gear, and you can save even more space by running all your cables through the power hub. Read the rest
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Ranking the Rock’s Greatest WWE Moments 21 Years After 1st World Title Win
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Kathleen Turner, Patty Hearst and Mink Stole will be counselors at Camp John Waters in 2020
Attention John Waters' fans: Tickets for the filthiest weekender on the planet, Camp John Waters in Kent, Connecticut, are about to go on sale. This will be the camp's fourth year and it promises to be even "dirtier, raunchier," and "filthier" than ever. Activities include: A costume contest (judged by the "Pope of Trash" himself); themed dance parties; a film marathon (of Waters' movies, of course); a meet & greet with Waters; Hairspray karaoke, and Bloody Mary bingo. But, wait, there's more. This year's camp counselors are Kathleen Turner, Patty Hearst and Mink Stole — making for a mini-Serial Mom reunion. It's a disgrace that I have not yet made the pilgrimage to this filthy fête for grownups. But friends of mine have been and rave about it. If you want to get your trash on next September (11-14), buy your tickets to Camp John Waters now. They are already on sale and are sure to sell out. Read the rest
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A beloved video game studio outsold some of October's biggest releases with its first game since being acquired by Microsoft
"The Outer Worlds"/Obsidian Entertainment October is usually one of the biggest months of the year for new video game releases, and this year a new release from a beloved studio took the spotlight. A newly launched game, Obsidian Entertainment's "The Outer Worlds" was the second best-selling game of the month. "The Outer Worlds" is Obsidian's first game since being acquired by Microsoft in November 2018. As an independent studio, Obsidian was beloved for games like "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords." The Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the hardware market as consumers wait for the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. October is usually one of the biggest months of the year for new video game releases as eager publishers look to get their best games out on the shelves for the holiday season. But with multiple studios prepping for the launch of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Project Scarlett next year, a bunch of blockbuster titles are waiting until 2020 to launch. That's left room for some lesser known games to take the spotlight, like Obsidian Entertainment's "The Outer Worlds." "The Outer Worlds" was the second-best selling game of October, according to data from the NPD Group. It was surpassed only by "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare," the latest entry into the perennial best-selling franchise. "The Outer Worlds" is Obsidian's first game since being acquired by Microsoft in November 2018. As an independent studio, Obsidian was beloved for games like "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords." "The Outer Worlds" is a single-player shooting game with role playing mechanics that let players alter the story. "The Outer Worlds" was included in Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass when it was released on October 25th, but that didn't stop people from buying the game outright. Despite being made by a Microsoft subsidiary, "The Outer Worlds" is also available on PlayStation 4, and is coming to Nintendo Switch next year. In comparison to last year, video game sales in October were down 34 percent, according to the NPD Group. However, October 2018 featured some of the biggest hits of the decade, including"Red Dead Redemption 2,"Marvel's Spider-Man," and yet another "Call of Duty." Nintendo's big exclusive release of October, "Luigi's Mansion 3," earned the third spot on the sales chart with a solid debut, while the company's new exercise game "Ring Fit Adventure" was the 10th best-selling game of the month. "Madden 20," "NBA 2K20," and "FIFA 20" all made it onto the charts as the fall sports season hits a stride. Though it's made it into the top 10 in two consecutive months, Ubisoft's "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint" appears to be a bit of a sale disappointment. The military survival game has been criticized for being too similar to "Tom Clancy's The Division 2," another Ubisoft game released earlier this year. The Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the hardware market as consumers wait for the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The new Nintendo Switch Lite helped push the console over the 40 million mark in lifetime sales in October. These were the top 10 best-selling games of October: 10. "Ring Fit Adventure" (Nintendo) Nintendo "Borderlands 3" (Take 2 Interactive) "Borderlands 3"/Gearbox Software 8. "FIFA 20"/Electronic Arts "FIFA 20"/Electronic Arts See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Everything we know about 'Pokémon Sword and Shield,' the newly released Pokémon games for Nintendo SwitchEvery new Pokémon in the newly released 'Pokémon Sword and Shield' that we already know about, from Alcremie to Mr. RimeEA just delivered the best 'Star Wars' game in a decade, and it's a clear response to critics of 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'SEE ALSO: Everything we know about 'Pokémon Sword and Shield,' the newly released Pokémon games for Nintendo Switch
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How The Crown, and Its Clothes, Transform Power
One of the most telling scenes in the new season of Netflix’s The Crown comes midway through the first episode, when Queen Elizabeth (now played by Olivia Colman) is preparing for a funeral. As the various factions of Britain’s armed forces line up in military formation by Buckingham Palace, the queen’s dresser readies the sovereign, clasping her signature three-strand pearl necklace, placing a black pillbox hat reverently on her head, and brushing any unconstitutional specks of dust off the shoulders of her wool coat. Outside, men in uniforms fire ceremonial cannons and pull a flag-covered coffin through silent streets. Inside, a woman puts on her own armor.In its first two seasons, The Crown felt like a study of a woman abruptly given power she’d never had reason to expect, or to prepare for. The younger Elizabeth II was played by Claire Foy, an actor who nimbly portrayed her character’s endearing girlishness in early episodes, her disorientation at having greatness thrust upon her, and her growing competence and composure as head of state and sovereign of the realm. I wrote in 2017 that The Crown often felt like a superhero story, with its central character trying to come to terms with the widening chasm between her desires as a person and her role as a monarch. And, like any superhero, the Queen relies heavily on costume to delineate her two identities.Clothes, in The Crown, have always been part of the aesthetic pleasure the show provides viewers—a crucial element of the absurd spectacle that is royalist Britain, with its fairytale carriages and gilded rooms, its Sèvres porcelain and Harris tweed. And yet, watching Season 3, I’ve come to appreciate more than ever how the series uses clothing to explore and subvert ideas about power, and what it looks like when a woman wields it. Typically when women gain access to a man’s world in popular culture they dress the part, adopting masculine tailoring and fabrics: Think Tess McGill’s gray herringbone suit and heavy shoulder pads. The Queen is different. Her gender, and her femininity, are intrinsic to the way she governs.netflixThe Crown’s costume designer, Jane Petrie, uses clothing to offer glimpses of insight into a character who, in Season 3, is becoming more and more unknowable. The first episode opens on the Queen sitting by a window, but it takes two and a half minutes before the camera gives a clear shot of her face. Instead, we see the symbols that have come to stand for her: a crown atop a head of regimented curls, the gates of Buckingham Palace flanked by two Welsh Guards, a pair of corgis striding across an ornately carpeted room. When Colman’s Queen finally comes into focus, she’s surrounded by a phalanx of men in dark suits. She, by contrast, wears a lilac dress with a love knot detail over her breastbone, high-heeled black shoes, and pale stockings with seams running down toward her heels. Her authority is such that the men around her bend slightly backward when she enters the room, as if to surrender even the airspace to the head of state.In reality, as in the show, the Queen’s deployment of pastel colors and pearls isn’t just a matter of personal taste. Since her coronation in 1953, when the Queen requested that her gown for the event be embroidered with symbols from countries in the British commonwealth—English roses, Canadian maple leaves, Scottish thistle—every outfit she’s worn has been worn with intention. Clothing, for the Queen, is much more about diplomacy and visibility than style. In her recent book Our Rainbow Queen: A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Her Colorful Wardrobe, the writer Sali Hughes investigates some of the subtext of the Queen’s wardrobe, revealing that the monarch never matches her color palette to any country’s flag to avoid accusations of partiality. And her penchant for bright colors, Hughes argues, isn’t about the monarch’s own preference: It’s to ensure that the people who’ve waited several hours will be better able to see her.netflixWhat The Crown suggests, though, is that the Queen also uses the clothes she wears to underscore her own authority. Season 3 is set in the 1960s and ’70s, capturing the period between the Queen’s 40th birthday and her Silver Jubilee in 1977—when she was no longer a young woman but still habitually the only woman in most official situations. Like Foy’s character before her, Colman’s Queen wears comfier clothes when she’s off-duty or at leisure: printed blouses, cashmere sweaters, Hèrmes scarves knotted over her shoulders. When she goes to the races, in her function as a breeder of horses, she cheerfully wears garish floral prints and hats covered in tiny petals. But in meetings with the prime minister, or when she’s obliged to dress down someone who’s stepped out of line, the Queen wears plain linen suits in darker colors. The outfit she wears to scold the statesman Louis Mountbatten (Charles Dance) recalls the military-green suit Claire Foy wore in Season 2 to deride the four prime ministers she’s outlasted as “a confederacy of elected quitters.” (Foy’s outfit was accessorized with a pillbox hat, a diamond brooch, and a defiant—even disdainful—tilt to the chin.)In 2019, what’s most striking to me about watching these moments is how unabashed the Queen is about not only the power she has, but also the duty she has to exercise it. In the first two seasons of The Crown, she’s derisively nicknamed “Shirley Temple” by her uncle (the former King Edward VIII) and condescended to by prime ministers, all of whom are obligated by tradition to visit her whenever she asks them to. But in Season 3, after Mountbatten’s sister jokingly observes that she would’ve loved to have seen “the little girl admonishing the grand old admiral of the fleet,” Mountbatten can’t bring himself to join in the mockery. The woman who’s chided him commands his respect;her presence offers him no other alternative. After almost two decades on the throne, the Queen doesn’t just have comfort in the role she’s playing; she’s also certain that she’s the only one who can inhabit it.To see a woman exercise this kind of authority over men onscreen is fascinating to watch. Colman, an indubitably brilliant actor, brings more of herself to the part than Foy did, but she’s able to capture the markedly divergent aspects of a woman who’s a wife, a mother, and a monarch in a long line of failures. Toward the end of the season, the Queen goes to visit the Duke of Windsor (Derek Jacobi), the uncle whose abdication made her father king. Although he’s on his deathbed, when the Duke hears of her arrival, he struggles to get dressed, mounting a herculean effort to put on a tweed jacket and knot his tie. It would be too great a final indignity, Jacobi makes clear, to greet the Queen in pajamas. Even at the end of his life, the duke is determined to meet her as her equal, in the clothes that signal the king he used to be, and emulate the power the Queen has long since assumed for herself.
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The real history behind 'The Crown' Season 3's biggest moments
The Crown is back and god save the queen. Season 3 of Netflix's dramatization of decades of royal drama is out, and — as is the custom with many period dramas — there's a lot in there that's true and a lot that is somewhat less than true.  Some of the seasons biggest moments are ripped straight from headlines and history books, but since real life is sometimes less coherent than TV it's forgivable that The Crown would bend time, space, and occasionally the truth in the name of making better entertainment. Here's a fact check on Season 3's most remarkable plotlines. Read more... Episode 1, "Olding": Was the Queen's personal art historian Anthony Blunt a Soviet spy?More about The Crown, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
'SNL' turns impeachment into the soap opera it's always been (with Jon Hamm)
In the two weeks since Saturday Night Live last aired, there's been only one political circus on pretty much no one's mind, at least according to NBC News. So the latest episode of the sketch comedy spiced things up by giving impeachment the soap opera treatment. Jon Hamm pops up to help, lending his roguish good looks and natural charm to the role of cooperating witness Bill Taylor. He's joined by former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch (Cecily Strong), star of the past week's proceedings. Also, an addled Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), disgraced Trump foe Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), and suspended NFL player Myles Garrett (Kenan Thompson) for some reason. Read more...More about Saturday Night Live, Impeachment, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
Fire, rocks and teargas fly in day of battle at Hong Kong university
Unrest continues to escalate as protesters fight police from barricaded campusRiot police and protesters waged a day-long battle at a university in Hong Kong on Sunday, as police fired teargas and a water cannon at protesters shooting molotov cocktails, arrows and rocks from the barricaded campus.After overnight clashes outside Polytechnic University, which demonstrators have taken over since last week, confrontations resumed on Sunday morning when protesters were seen throwing bricks at residents trying to clear a blockaded road. Continue reading...
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Opinion: What Rudy and the 'Three Amigos' were up to
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that the search for a new CEO for Renault was still on and that he favored selecting a professional from the automobile sector.
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Saudi Aramco valuation falls below $2tn target
World’s most profitable company names IPO share price bracket, valuing itself at up to $1.7tn The value of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant has fallen below the $2tn target set by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a tepid response from international investors to its stock market flotation.Saudi Aramco will sell up to 1.5% of the world’s most profitable company at between 30 riyal and 32 riyal a share (around 600-610p per share) through its market debut, it announced on Sunday. This would value the company at between $1.6tn and $1.7tn. Continue reading...
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Bolton blaze: housing and fire chiefs hit out over ‘cladding lottery’
Calls for overhaul of safety rules after fire spreads rapidly at student accommodationHousing and fire chiefs have criticised the government over a “cladding lottery” and called for an overhaul in UK fire safety regulations after a fire at student flats in Bolton spread “extremely rapidly”.An investigation has been launched after more than 200 students were evacuated when what initially appeared to be a small fire ripped through the upper part of the town-centre six-storey building, which is cladded in high-pressure laminate (HPL) material, “within minutes”. Continue reading...
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Misty-eyed ‘heritage’ shows like The Crown only feed a Brexit narrative | Callum Alexander Scott
These shows too often distort history and romanticise a glorious Britain pastIt has been nearly two years since Gary Oldman won an Oscar for his performance in Darkest Hour. As one of the few working-class British actors making a living in Hollywood, Oldman’s portrayal of Winston Churchill – an eccentric English aristocrat – was worthy of the praise it received. However, it should not be forgotten that the film contained a number of historical fabrications and uncritically glorified a man who, if alive today, would almost certainly be reviled for his racist views. Nonetheless, the film was met with international acclaim, with reports of standing ovations in cinemas and an outpouring of Churchill-worship across the media. As film critic Mark Kermode said, Darkest Hour is the film that Britons are “not allowed to dislike” for fear of seeming unpatriotic.The problem is that the most successful films and television shows present a distorted image of the country Continue reading...
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I took trains all the way from Istanbul to London, and eastern and western Europe felt like different worlds
Ben Mack / Insider The Cold War ended about 30 years ago — but many of the differences between eastern and western Europe remain. I witnessed many of them firsthand during a recent eight-day journey by train across Europe, from Istanbul to London. Some of the differences were obvious, like eastern European train stations usually seeming less busy, and things generally being less expensive. However, there were also a striking number of similarities, like friendly, helpful people everywhere I went. With many eastern European countries now part of the EU, it seems likely things will only become more similar. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Iron Curtain came down a long time ago — a good three decades, for those who are counting (November 9 was the 30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall).  Yet while roughly half of the world's population had not even been born when it happened, many of the stark differences between western and eastern Europe that emerged during the Cold War remain — even though many former Soviet bloc nations have been members of the European Union for several years now.  This observation surprised me on a recent trip in which I traveled across Europe — from Istanbul to London — by train. Here are some of the biggest differences I noticed.It may be easy to travel across Europe today, but 30 years ago it wasn't so simple, because of the Cold War. Ben Mack / Insider While the Berlin Wall is the most infamous example, there were barriers all across Europe that prevented people from going from east to west, and vice-versa. This was described by former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, who said in a 1946 speech: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." In the coming decades, the term "iron curtain" would become synonymous with Europe's separation. Today, however, things have changed. The Berlin Wall is even a tourist attraction. Ben Mack / Insider No longer the symbol of separation and sorrow that it once was, the Berlin Wall is today a major tourist attraction (and has now been down longer than it stood). It's something many people might have thought almost inconceivable three decades ago — just like how many people might have never thought former communist nations and republics of the Soviet Union would become members of the European Union, like many (such as Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) now are, and transform into popular tourist destinations. Yet as soon as I began my journey from Istanbul to London, I could already tell there were still major differences. Ben Mack / Insider I'd lived in Sweden and Germany for several years before and spent a fair bit of time traveling throughout western European nations, so I knew what homes and buildings there often looked like. The buildings I saw in Bulgaria — particularly in the villages I saw from the Balkan Express train I was traveling on to the capital of Sofia a few days exploring Istanbul — were not anything like Germany or Scandinavia at all. Many of them seemed to be in poor condition, with rotting roofs or crumbling walls, if they looked inhabited at all. Still others had large amounts of trash lying around them — again, something I didn't often see in Germany, or especially in Sweden. Part of this simply comes down to economics: while the average person in Sweden and Germany makes $53,442 and $44,470 per year respectively, according to the World Bank, the average Bulgarian takes home only about $8,032 per year — about six times less. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:19 gift ideas that won't kill the environmentHuman-like monkeys, jumping bunnies, and teeth-baring lions all feature in this year's most striking nature photosThis village of tiny houses in the Arctic is actually a hotel — and it's about as far away from other humans as you can get
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Saudi Aramco in race for IPO record with $1.7 trillion top value
Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the price range set by the oil giant on Sunday, below the $2 trillion sought by Saudi's crown prince but putting it in the running to become the world's biggest IPO.
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Philippe Albert: ‘Keegan would buy fish and chips and the drinks for our Newcastle team’
The former Newcastle defender on Asprilla, that goal against Manchester United and working as a greengrocer after football“When we travelled back to Newcastle from London, we often had five or six hours to kill on the coach. On the way Steve Watson used to bring videos and Viz comics. Even if we didn’t understand everything, Kevin and the whole team were always laughing. On the way back, before we got on the motorway, Kevin used to stop the coach at a petrol station, go and buy some drinks out of his own pocket and bring them back for the team: red wine, white wine, lager, water, soft drinks. Then, when we passed a certain place on the M1, he would buy us all fish and chips.” Related: Pierre van Hooijdonk: ‘I told Ron Atkinson he was a pub manager’ Continue reading...
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"Porn literacy" class picks up where standard sex ed leaves off
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CNN projects: Louisiana governor wins reelection
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Orphée review – disquieting and beautifully done
Coliseum, LondonThe final instalment of English National Opera’s Orpheus series is a troubling piece of theatre that more than holds its own beside the company’s previous Philip Glass stagings‘We watch ourselves grow old in mirrors. They bring us closer to death,” Jean Cocteau wrote of his 1950 film Orphée, the screenplay for which forms the libretto for Philip Glass’s 1993 opera of the same name, now taken into English National Opera’s repertory, in a new production by Netia Jones, as the final instalment of the company’s Orpheus series.The film and opera are ambivalent parables about the metaphysical nature of creativity and artistic immortality, and in each, mirrors are doorways to a world beyond the grave that constantly impinges on the living, allowing the Princess, the emissary of death, to fall in love with Orphée and seek to claim him as her own. Both works are also, to some extent, bittersweet reflections on loss and transience. In his memoir Words Without Music, extracts from which are printed in the programme, Glass reflects on how he was drawn to the film following the death of his partner, Candy Jernigan, in 1991. Cocteau’s screenplay, meanwhile, is haunted by the memory of one of his lovers, the novelist Raymond Radiguet, who died aged only 20, and who hovers over two of the work’s principal characters: Cégeste, the tearaway writer killed too soon who later dictates Orphée’s poetry to him over the radio; and the angelic Heurtebise, the Princess’s chauffeur, who is in love with Orphée’s wife Eurydice and is selflessly guiding human destiny at every turn. Continue reading...
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