Danny is a writer of books on aesthetics, specialising in unusual topics such as quietness, shadow and reflection within the subjects of art, cinema and philosophy. He also writes screenplays in a variety of genres. His career as a filmmaker & university lecturer launched his passion and insight in the world of literature, earning him respect in niche fields of interest. He studied film and trained as a classical violinist and composer. He is a Berlinale Talent, with three feature films in his growing filmography.
Danny’s published books are for sale, and can be purchased below.
Primeval Cinema – An Audiovisual Philosophy
Cinema’s existence is young, but perhaps the meaning of cinema is…primeval. The camera or microphone may be a new tool, but what we use them for is older than we may think. Emptiness, simplicity, stillness and silence in film are discussed in this book as a presence rather than an absence. Sounds give structure and meaning to silence; dialogue accentuates pauses; movements revalue stasis; information shapes the unknown. This passionate proposal for resurrecting a style of aesthetic cinematic primitivism attempts to capture the subtlest moments in film. Primeval Cinema has the power to inspire in us images beyond the screen. Danny Hahn’s unique, poetic and reflective book is fuelled by his enthusiasm for silent cinema, philosophy, and the films of Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer, Tati, and Tarkovsky.
ISBN – 9780993338618 Price – £8.99 Copyright – Danny Hahn Edition – First Edition Publisher – Zarathustra Books Published – 25 Jan 2016 Language – English Pages – 128
Two Tales of Sexuality and Solitude
Written for the Screen
‘Tenderly’ and ‘Second Sleep’ are an erotic-drama duet for the screen; a pair of psychological, romantic-thriller nocturnes exploring jealousy, sexuality, and solitude. Danny Hahn’s screenplays are simple, yet challenging, with a melancholy insight into the human condition. His keen sense for drama, dialogue, and the language of audiovisual art reveals a world of nightmares in love and life.
ISBN – 9780993338625 Price – £6.99 Copyright – Danny Hahn Edition – First Edition Publisher – Zarathustra Books Published – 2nd Feb 2016 Language – English Pages – 128