X Marks The Spot: On Location with the X Files (X-Files (Checker Book)) Paperback – 1 Apr 1999
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Provides plot synopses of the first five seasons, descriptions of locations, and anecdotes about the stars and life on the set.
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While I was completeing my degree in Film Studies I often had to produce Production Reports at the end of a project detailing the process from inception to completion. 'X Marks The Spot' reads alot like one of these production reports. It's not authorised so it's fairly candid and gives some great behind-the scenes detail on various episodes and events. It's definitely one for lovers of prduction nitty gritty as it goes into disputes with location managers, on set problems with transport and set building and all the other stresses and strains encountered as the X Files grew during its five year run in Vancouver.
The books ends with the announcment of thew move to LA for Season 6, instigated by David Duchovny. The main cast are pretty much absent from this write up, it's a very intimate, crew only type journal so one for the techies and afficianados I suppose.
A really interesting read, I would definitely recommend it for fans like me, who are into the way the show was made and developed, it's not just a bunch of character biographies. I would also recommend the more recent and official book 'The Complete X Files'The Complete X-Files: Behind the Scenes, the Myths, and the Movies if you want to learn more about the production of the show and creation of the cult!
The first season is probably the best with fantastic episode such as ice, tooms, and the erlenmeyer flask, the seasons continue to get better.
This book gives an indepth look at the ex-files and is a must for any fan, with over hundreds of pictures from the show and from behind the scenes.
The show is a hit from around the world that tells wonderful stories that deal with the paranormal, ufos and aliens.
if you like this book why not try the five official guides to the x-files or the art of the x-files, i rate this book five excellent stars.
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Written by Tom Braidwood (Fohike of the Lone Gunmen) so you know there is more than what an ordinary journalist can get a hold of. I guess you can call this Book "The little Diary of Tom Braidwood, and Friends."
Learn Everything you need to know about how They found the perfect location for each episode from Seasons 1-5, and find out how the weather was at the time of filming. . . hmmmm. It also has many Black and white pictures for your enjoyment, some funny, and others that illustrates how each set looked at the time of filming. It's definitely a keeper.
What is great about this book, it is split into seasons and episodes so that you can find your favorite episode, what locations were used for it and trivia about the filming of it.
This book also contains black and white behind the scenes photos featuring the cast, crew, buildings, props, cast parties and the final shots from Vancouver, which closes the book.
This book is a must if you're an X-Phile planning on visiting Vancouver.
Anyone who likes the X-Files will get a kick out of reading the various stories behind acquiring all the locations for the show. A synopsis of *every* episode shot in BC is given, making this a useful episode guide as well.
After reading the book, I can say I am truly lucky to live in a city that stood for so many diverse places during the X-Files run.
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