The Making of The X-Files Film

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9780061073113: The Making of The X-Files Film

"We are close to something here, Scully. . . ."
--Fox Mulder

The movie is The X-Files, the premiere feature-length film based on the groundbreaking dramatic television series from Chris Carter starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. In this exclusive book, Jody Duncan takes you behind the camera, on location, and into the hearts and minds of the incomparable creator, cast, and crew whose dedication and hard work resulted in a multimillion dollar motion picture--from the preproduction to final cut and finished product--in just one year.

  • How the movie came within ten minutes of not being made

  • The wizardry behind the film's more than 220 special effects

  • Behind the scenes with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

  • What "Blackwood" means

  • What it's like to work with a swarm of 300,000 bees

  • How the huge, complicated sets were created and filmed-from a snowy ice cap in April to the 115 degree heat of the California Desert in July

  • And much, much more!

Whether you're an X-Phile or a film buff, The Making of the X-Files is you're exclusive pass to this extraordinary filmmaking achievement.

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The Making of the X-Files: Fight the Future brings the reader onto the set and into the studios. If you are not familiar with the intricacies of producing a film, prepare to be boggled by the hectic schedule required to make Fight the Future possible. Combining a past-tense narrative on the various stages of production, with first-person, present-tense journal entries for anecdotal flavor, Duncan offers a dual perspective on the evolution of the movie. Her narrative is punctuated with stills from the film, and behind-the-scenes photographs. The movie's concept illustrations also adorn the pages, and make for interesting backgrounds to the text and photos. Die-hard X-philes will get their dose of trivia, with interesting facts on everything from secrecy protocols to set construction to bee wrangling. While some "making of" books are little more than marketing tie-ins with big movies, Duncan actually tells the story of Fight the Future's "life," from conception to completion, creating a "making of" book with both substance and style. --Brian Patterson

About the Author:

Chris Carter is the writer and producer for The X-Files Feature Film, as well as the creator, executive producer, and frequent writer for the award-winning television series. Mr. Carter has received an Emmy Award Nomination, a Writers Guild nomination, and a nomination for directing from the Directors Guild of America. He lives in Los Angeles.

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