In yet another daring raid on a university research repository - this time, one based at Royal Holloway, University of London, home to a wonderful department of Media Arts - Film Studies For Free discovered three openly accessible articles by John Ellis, author of Visible Fictions: Cinema, Television, Video (1992), TV producer, and one of the most influential academics in the history of media theory and British cinema studies.
- John Ellis, Watching Death at Work: An Analysis of 'A Matter of Life and Death'. In: Powell, Pressburger and Others. British Film Institute, London 1978, pp. 79-104
- John Ellis, Documentary and truth on television: The crisis of 1999. In: New challenges for documentary. University of Manchester, Manchester, 2005
- John Ellis, The past as television: are television programmes more than nostalgic ephemera. In: Fare storia con la televisione. Vita e Pensiero, Milan, 2006, pp. 167-172
FSFF then extended its search for other online research items by Ellis and found the following:
- John Ellis, 'Free Cinema', in J Ellis (ed.), 1951-1976: BFI Productions, London: BFI, 1977
- John Ellis, 'Study Aid to 'The Holy Family Album' (a half hour programme written by Angela Carter and broadcast on UK's Channel 4 on 3 December 1991 as part of the 'Without Walls' arts strand commissioned by Waldemar Janusczcak)
FSFF also wanted to share a related, and truly excellent article by a different esteemed author, which makes much good use of Ellis's work: