Dan Williams

Film Studies Lecturer. Dan contributes to our website relating our pictures to ideas in Philosophy and Film Studies. He grew up in London and then Mid-Wales before going to Sussex University and the University of East Anglia studying Philosophy and Film Studies. He is now an experienced lecturer who has worked in higher, further and…

FilmEye: Central Station

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams Time The above image may seem like a strange place to begin discussing Central Station,the Brazilian film of 1998, directed by Walter Salles, but in this series I am using images from the AAA collection to explore more widely ideas about cinema. As we know,…

FilmEye: Wiener-Dog by Todd Solondz

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams Your companion Wiener-Dog is the latest film from controversial independent film-maker Todd Solondz, whose work has regularly shocked audiences with sardonic comedy and disturbing subject matter. So what happens when he places a sausage dog at the centre of his story.  In fact the cute…

Film Eye: The Revenant

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams 1. The Revenant and a bear A film widely talked about in recent weeks is The Revenant on account of admiration for the film’s style, but also a major issue has been the gory content. The director Iñárritu and his team, including Emmanuel Lubezki, the…