Film Eye: Rams

Notes on cinema inspired by historical images by Dan Williams This article considers the recent film ‘Rams’ directed by Grímur Hákonarson and links the ideas conveyed by this movie to some images from our collection. The film tells the story of two brothers who are sheep farmers in a remote part of Iceland. They own…

The Athenian Symposium

An Athenian symposium (drinking party) was conducted on a set of accepted rules. The all-male guests reclined on couches round three sides of the reception room, which was both comfortable and practical since the guests, however drunk, could not fall over if they were lying down already. The guest of honour was furthest to the…

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…