The X-Files (1998) Should be (The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998)

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Hello, 

I've noticed that the IMDB listing for the first X-Files Movie is incorrect. I've asked Frank Spotnitz (one of the films writers/producers) about this and on his website biglight.com and this what he had to say (see attached image, his reply is in bold letter). 

The film was marketed this way and this is how the fans know it. So based on the word of the co-writer/producer can this title please be corrected to reflect the full title "The X-Files: Fight the Future"? 

Thank you. 
-Brian

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Brian: Can you get a screen capture showing the full title on screen from the movie itself? If so, please post it here in this thread.
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Not on film unfortunately but as I said one of the writers confirmed the title and the DVD and Blu-ray releases but have the title on the covers. 

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515MNVM0X8L.jpg

http://images.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/1662_large.jpg
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Brian: If they didn't put "Fight the Future" as part of the title within the movie itself, then for IMDb's purposes that's not part of the film's official title. The following excerpt from http://www.imdb.com/updates/guide/title_formats describes the IMDb policy on determining a title:
We use the original title of a movie/show in its original language as it appears on screen (on the title card) in the opening credits. So all alternative titles found on posters, DVD boxes, reference books, trailers, websites, re-releases, etc. are irrelevant. They do NOT define what the primary title should look like.
For comparison, I remember that all the advertising for Die Hard 2 made it look like the film's title was Die Hard 2: Die Harder, and it was often referred to that way in the media. But the film's on-screen title turned out to be just Die Hard 2, and that's how it's officially listed in IMDb.

I hope this helps.
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So that invalidate a film maker saying that the real title is in fact different from what is seen on screen as well? Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz wrote this film together and Frank flat out says it is "The X-Files: Fight the Future". I get what you are saying but no one knows it as just "The X-Files" all the fans call it Fight the Future and it seems so do Frank and Chris. Which is why I thought it was a valid change.