Journal of Film and Video

Journal of Film and Video is a magazine focusing on Film and Video

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, Winter

Apocrypha Meets the Pentagon Papers: The Appeals of the X-Files to the X-Phile
Introduction: Qualifying As an X-PhileThis paper must begin with a confession: my name is Bambi and I am an X-Phile. This study is both a critical analysis and the musings of a fan. In order to discuss X-Philedom as an insider, it is necessary to qualify....
Differences: The X-Files, Race and the White Norm
In War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells presents the Martian invasion of London as an allegory for colonial expansion. The book was first published in 1898 during the time of the "Scramble for Africa" and the western expansion of the United States. London,...
The X-Files and the Borders of the Post-Cold War World
It hardly seems coincidental that The X-Files's climb to cult status and beyond took place during a period marked by a nationalist discourse obsessed with borders and immigration typified by California's passage in 1994 of Proposition 187, a ballot initiative...
Visible Fandom: Reading the X-Files through X-Philes
Early in the spring of 1999, a friend of mine e-mailed me about her increasingly fan-like interest in "Sports Night," ABC's now defunct half-hour comedy/drama created by Aaron Sorkin. Noting her subsequent combing of the web for information on the series,...
X-Philes: Imaginations of Millennial Anxieties
Critical examinations of The X-Files support the contention that its formula for success included narrative originality, social commentary, and cultural resonance to a degree rare in prime time network commercial entertainment television, but not so...