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Ellis, John 1952-

Works: 21 works in 159 publications in 6 languages and 5,340 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Horror films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Clay animation films  Monster films  Mad scientist films  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Actor, Editor
Classifications: PN1995, 791.43
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Visible fictions : cinema, television, video by John Ellis( Book )
68 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Ellis questions the assumption that cinema and television are interchangeable media. He sees cinema and broadcast TV not as competitive media, but as distinct forms, able to play interdependent social roles
Language and materialism : developments in semiology and the theory of the subject by Rosalind Coward( Book )
25 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 779 libraries worldwide
Strcturalism and semiology are perhaps the most significant systems of study have developed this century; they are now central to an astonishing range of fields and disciplines ... This book ... provides an intelligent critical survey of the genesis of that area of the semiological discourse that we have come to know in Britain, in particular the contribution of Saussure, the structuralism of Lévi-Strauss and the decisive shifts achieved by Roland Barthes in the ensuing developments
Seeing things : television in the age of uncertainty by John Ellis( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Television offers us multiple ways of understanding the world, yet does not arbitrate between them. This book makes sense of modern television by exploring its processes, and its relationships with the cultures that provide the raw material
Documentary : witness and self-revelation by John Ellis( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Digital technologies have transformed documentary for both filmmakers and audiences. <EM>Documentary: Witness and Self-Revelation</EM> takes an audience-centred approach to documentary, arguing that everyday experiences of what it feels like to film and to be filmed have developed a new sophistication and skepticism in today's viewers. The book argues that documentary has developed a new third phase of its century long history: films now tend to document the encounters between filmers and the filmed. But what do we really know about those encounters? The author's extensive experience of documentary production practice also enables him to examine technological changes in detail. Innovations in technology can seem to offer greater realism but can at the same time frustrate attempts to achieve it. John Ellis therefore proposes the idea of 'Slow Film' as an antidote to the problems of increasing speed brought about by easy digital editing. This book is ideal for students studying film, media studies and visual culture
TV FAQ by John Ellis( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Takes commonly asked questions about TV - factual, technical, ethical, content-based, controversial, plain cheeky and answers them comprehensively. Each entry contains examples, ranging from a deconstruction of an episode of "NYPD Blue", to the way that audience statistics are produced, and how television gains (and sometimes forfeits) our trust
The devil bat by Jean Yarbrough( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Dr. Paul Carruthers [Bela Lugosi] appears to all of Heathville as a kindly doctor and research scientist for Heath-Morton Cosmetics, Ltd. But in his secret laboratory, Carruthers is actually conducting personal experiments--one of which is a formula for an oriental shaving lotion; another is the creation of a giant bat who hates the smell of the lotion. Bitter because founding fathers Martin Heath [Edward Mortimer] and Henry Morton [Guy Usher] got rich on his formulas while he himself is awarded with menial bonuses, Carruthers plans to sic his giant bat on their families. First to go is Roy Heath [John Ellis]. Investigative reporter Johnny Layton [Dave O'Brien] and cameraman 'One Shot' McGuire [Donald Kerr] of the Chicago Register are sent to snoop for a story. The only clues are the victim's neck wounds that look like they were made by the beak and talons of a bird, a peculiar faint odor about the wounds, and some mouse or bat hairs. That afternoon, Layton and McGuire have tea with Carruthers and Martin's daughter Mary [Suzanne Kaaren], and Layton and Mary become smitten with each other. Mary invites Layton to come back to the estate that evening. That evening, Johnny sees Martin's son Tommy [Alan Baldwin] attacked in the garden by a giant bat. When Don Morton [Gene O'Donnell], son of the other founding father, Henry Morton, is subsequently killed in the same way, Layton finds a bottle of shaving lotion of the same scent discovered on all the bodies. In an attempt to provide a picture of the 'devil bat', McGuire photographs a fake bat which is proven fraudulent by a scientist on a talk radio program. Layton and McGuire are fired by their paper, but they stay in Heathville to get to the bottom of the story. They trace the lotion to Carruthers and interview him in an attempt to expose him, but he readily admits to creating the formula. He even gives Layton a bottle to try. That night, Layton and McGuire are dive-bombed by the giant bat, which Layton kills. The size of the bat has scientists marvelled, and Layton and McGuire are exonerated and rehired. Carruthers creates a new devil bat and sics it on Henry Morton. That night a giant bat attempts to get into Mary's bedroom, and it is learned that someone has switched her perfume with formula. While Carruthers tends Mary, Layton visits his laboratory. He waits for Carruthers to return and follows him into his secret lab where Carruthers releases the devil bat. Layton asks Carruthers for a bottle of the lotion and informs him that he intends to sit in the garden and hopefully attract the bat with it. Layton even invites Carruthers to watch, but he splashes lotion on Carruthers and the bat ultimately kills Carruthers
Little people ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Join the Little People characters as they make exciting discoveries on the farm with some animal friends
The Wombles the wonderful world of the Wombles ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Vedere la fiction : cinema, televisione, video by John Ellis( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The Wombles Orinoco springs into action ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The Wombles live in a burrow under Wimbledon Common and spend their days building all kinds of ingenious inventions with hilarious and unexpected results!
Screen reader 1 : cinema/ideology/politics ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Dil ve maddecilik : semiyolojideki gelişmeler ve özne teorisi by Rosalind Coward( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in Turkish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Write on! : a grammar-composition workbook by John Ellis( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
English, 3o. BUP. Workbook. Libro del profesor by John Ellis( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Watching death at work : an analysis of "A matter of life and death" by John Ellis( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ancient minds : proceedings of the eleventh annual conference , Memphis, october 1-3, 1992 by Spindel conference( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The literary adaptation. An introduction by John Ellis by John Ellis( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Ellis, John A.
John Ellis Britischer Medienwissenschaftler, Jahrgang 1952
John Ellis British media academic, born 1952
John Ellis Brits professor
English (142)
Japanese (3)
Turkish (3)
Croatian (2)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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