X Marks the Spot: On Location with the X-Files

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Arsenal Pulp Press, 1999 - Performing Arts - 185 pages
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The X-Files was a pop culture phenomenon. When it first hit the airwaves, The X-Files was heralded for being radically different than anything else on television. The rainy, foggy "Wet Coast," which was home to the show, affected the look of the series--dark, haunting, mysterious--and its storylines--paranoid, conspiratorial, fantastic.

Written by the former location managers for The X-Files, X Marks the Spot documents the development of the popular television series into a critical and commercial success by peering behind-the-scenes to see just what made it so different.

Gradnitzer and Pittson reveal the role that sets and locations played in creating and maintaining the X-Files "look," and provide a glimpse into the problems and conventions that the production faced during its growth.

Also in the book are plot synopses from the series' first 5 years, explicit descriptions of locations where scenes were shot, and anecdotes from crew members about life on set and with the stars--stories about producing groundbreaking television.

A collector's item for fans of the show and an informing read for anyone interested in the production of a major television program, X Marks the Spot also includes numerous images from the television show itself, as well as never-before-seen backstage photos by former crew members.

It's an essential insider's guide.

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What can I say? If you're a fan, this is a wonderful read! Especially if you're planning a trip to Vancouver :) Read full review

About the author (1999)

Louisa Gradnitzer is employed in the thriving Vancouver film and television industry. She and Todd Pittson were co-location managers for The X-Files during the five years the television series was produced in Vancouver.

Todd Pittson is employed in the thriving Vancouver film and television industry. He and Louisa Gradnitzer were co-location managers for The X-Files during the five years the television series was produced in Vancouver.

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