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  1. War of the Worlds, The (1953 Video)

    Director
    Byron Haskin
    Producer
    George Pal
    Subject
    Literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    DVD

    Film adaptation of H G Wells’ novel about the invasion of earth by Martians, which terrified American listeners in a radio dramatisation by Orson Welles in 1938.

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  2. War of the Worlds (2005) (2005)

    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 116 minutes), £24.99

    A film adptation of the novel by H G Wells, directed by Steven Spielberg.

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  3. H.G. Wells: The Spoken Word (2006)

    Subject
    Broadcasting; History; Literature; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 73 minutes), £10.00

    This CD makes available for the first time all the surviving BBC radio broadcasts of H.G. Wells. The earliest dates from 1931, by which time Wells was already in his sixties and a renowned public figure,...

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  4. Day That Panicked America, The: H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds Scandal (2005)

    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 60 minutes), $9.99

    Examines the events surrounding the broadcast in 1938 of Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds which caused panic when thousands of Americans thought the world was coming to an...

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  5. H.G.wells Radio Broadcasts (2006)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 73 minutes), £9.95

    This CD makes available for the first time all the surviving BBC radio broadcasts of H.G. Wells. The earliest dates from 1931, by which time Wells was already in his sixties and a renowned public figure,...

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  6. Great Writers of the Twentieth Century (1997)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 50 minutes each), £125.00 each or £500 the set of 25

    Profiles of 25 prominent 20th-century novelists, using interviews with friends, relatives and experts along with archive footage. Subjects of individual programmes are: D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, F Scott...

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  7. Invasion from Mars: Or How Orson Welles Panicked a Nation (1988 Video)

    Producer
    Neil Cameron
    Subject
    Media studies; Psychology; Technology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    On 30 October 1938, the Orson Welles Mercury Theatre group enacted a version, by Howard Koch, of H.G. Wells, novel ‘War of the Worlds’. It was transmitted live at 8pm standard time throughout the USA on...

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  8. War of the Worlds Broadcast (2003)

    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 60 minutes), $9.99

    The full 1-hour classic radio ‘Mischief Night’ that took place on 30 October 1938, in which Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater- On-The-Air produced a dramatization of H.G. Wells’ tale "War of the...

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