We're dreaming of a Weber Christmas...
On first viewing you might think that the new Selfridges Christmas video was like all the ads put out by the stores to ratchet up the seasonal bonhomie. You get smiling pensioners; a ballerina at her demi-plié; a small child looking cute; a Santa having a nice time.
But then you remember that at the start, in noirish-white-on-black writing, it says this video has been made by Bruce Weber. So you know you're on notice. Because as anyone versed in Weber's photography knows – and it's hard not to be chapter-and-versed when he has shot for just about every magazine, everywhere – the bandanna-wearing snapper likes the semi-clad male form. A lot.
And, sure enough, he manages to shoehorn a couple of half-naked chaps in, both tossing presents about at just about the midpoint. And then he crowns the experience with another pair lying next to each other in a tent, looking out at the party outside. "Not your usual Christmas" runs the tagline – indeed, not your average Christmas film either.
peopleContenders for Time magazine's Person of the Year are a mixture of the good, the bad and the holy
newsAs the world remembers Mandela the hero, the prison where he spent 27 years seems all the more brutal
tvSteven Moffat reveals the actor was dying to take on the role of the Time Lord and says he is excited to see what he will do with the character
sportBayern Munich 2 Manchester City 3: City come from two down to beat reigning European Champions
arts + ents... and a chance to paint Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel
danceUnder Tamara Rojo's inspired direction, it seems possible that it could challenge the dominance of the Royal Ballet. We meet some established names and rising stars
travelDiscover Uruguay's jet-set beach resort, an Atlantic enclave with plenty of art and culture to explore on the side
Arts & Ents blogs
The 50 Best Christmas songs: Bells continue to ring for the Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'
The X Factor winners: Where are they doing now?
Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in Dexter Fletcher film
Back from the dead? Family Guy's Brian Griffin 'to make a comeback' after fan petition
Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat says Peter Capaldi is NOT Malcolm Tucker
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 4 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- < Previous
- Next >