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The X-Files (film)

The X-Files (film)
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NameThe X-Files
Directed byRob Bowman
Produced byChris Carter
Daniel Sackheim
StarringDavid Duchovny
Gillian Anderson
Music byMark Snow
CinematographyWard Russell
Editing byStephen Mark
StudioTen Thirteen Productions
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date 
Running time121 minutes
Budget$66 million
Gross revenue$189,176,423
Followed byThe X-Files: I Want to Believe

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'The X-Files' (also known as 'The X-Files: Fight the Future') is a 1998 American science fiction-thriller film written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz, and directed by Rob Bowman. It is the first feature film based on The X-Files series created by Carter that revolves around a fictional FBI paranormal investigation unit called the X-Files. Four main characters from the television series appear in the film: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis reprise their respective roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner and the Cigarette-Smoking Man. The film's tagline and sub-title is Fight the Future.

The story follows agents Mulder (Duchovny) and Scully (Anderson), removed from their usual jobs on the X-Files, and investigating the bombing of a building and the destruction of criminal evidence. They uncover what appears to be a government conspiracy attempting to hide the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. In addition to dealing with mysterious adversaries and unhelpful bosses, the agents face the end of their professional partnership. When Scully is abducted, Mulder goes to Antarctica to rescue her and finds a huge underground laboratory in an alien space craft containing cocooned aliens. The lab is destroyed and he witnesses the alien spacecraft flying off into the distance. At the end of the film, the X-Files unit is reopened. Viewed in the context of The X-Files chronology, the film's story takes place between seasons five (episode The End) and six (episode The Beginning) of the television series, and is based upon the series' extraterrestrial mythology.

Chris Carter decided to make a feature film to explore the show's mythology on a wider scale, as well as appealing to non-fans. He wrote the script with Frank Spotnitz at the end of 1996 and, with a budget from Fox, filming began in 1997, following the end of the show's fourth season. Carter assembled cast and crew from the show, as well as some other, well-known actors such as Blythe Danner and Martin Landau, to begin production on what they termed "Project Blackwood". Mark Snow continued his role as X-Files composer to create the film's score.

The film premiered on June 19, 1998 in the United States, and received mixed reviews from critics. Although some enjoyed the style and effects of the film, others found the plot confusing and viewed it as little more than an extended episode of the series. A sequel, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, was released ten years later.

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AVAILABLE NOW: You wanted to believe, and La-La Land Records presents a limited edition 4-disc soundtrack of THE X-FILES Volume One: Music from the Fox Television Series, composed by Mark Snow. A limited edition of 3000 units, this highly anticipated release features over 5 hours of music from more than 40 episodes of the beloved series. In addition, the deluxe packaging boasts a 40-page booklet which includes in-depth liner notes by Randall D Larson, detailing the history of the series, its music and its mystery. Comments from composer Mark Snow give the listener a deeper insight into his craft. After working on this project for more than two years, composer Mark Snow, James Nelson and the team at La-La Land Records have compiled this very special first volume of some of the creepiest, most elegant and suspenseful action music ever produced. Volume Two is already in the works and is scheduled to be released in 2012. The 4CD set from La-La Land Records will be available at and other online soundtrack boutiques on May 10, 2011. THE X-FILES VOLUME ONE -- 4 CD SET Music by Mark Snow LLLCD 1170 Limited Edition of 3000 units Retail price: $49.98 Produced by Mark Snow, James Nelson and MV Gerhard Mastered by James Nelson, Digital Outland Liner Notes by Randall D. Larson Art Direction by Mark Banning Trailer produced and edited by Lyle Goodale
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Conception and pre-production :
- Frank Spotnitz talking about the development of The X-Files film.

Filming :
- Carter talking about choosing a director for the film.

The X-Files franchise

The X-Files * Millennium * The Lone Gunmen * Merchandise * (Literature * Comics) * Ten Thirteen Productions
The X-Files
Lone Gunmen
Theme song * Songs in the Key of X * The Truth and the Light * The X-Files: Original Motion Picture Score * The Album * The Best of Millennium * I Want to Believe: Original Motion Picture Score
The X-Files Game * Resist or Serve * Unrestricted Access * The X-Files Collectible Card Game
"Smoking Man" * Colonist * Brad Follmer * The Lone Gunmen * Millennium Group * Alvin Kersh * "Monsters-of-the-week" * Samantha Mulder * Jeffrey Spender * Syndicate * The X-Files |belowstyle=background-color: #DBDFE3;

Films directed by Rob Bowman

1990sAirborne (1993) * The X-Files (1998)
2000sReign of Fire (2002) * Elektra (2005)

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