Friday Night Lights Movie Analysis Essay

1636 Words Oct 30th, 2016 7 Pages
The movie “Friday Night Lights” is based on a real life best seller “Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream”, by author H.G. Bissinger. The movie’s setting takes place at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas in 1988 when the tension between races were still strong in some areas of the south. There is some focus in some areas of the film that has to do with racial tension and the ongoing conflict between the student body and the city as a whole. Even though desegregation had happened by the time the book was written and the film was made, the schools at times were still racially divided. I also felt the movie showed how this football program exploited their black athletes. Of interest to me was, the film’s following of the two main football players who are black. Boobie Miles and Ivory Christian. They are as equally respected as their white equivalents on the football field but, the film goes on to illustrate how attitudes change when these players walked off the field. The movie touches on the many controversial subjects like, racism, hypocrisy, and failure, whereas the book it is interpreted from is extremely socially-oriented, and centered primarily on racial issues and educational priorities. The film touches on these issues, but, as I wrote, it is not the focal point of the movie. At first glance, some of the scenes in the movie were actually filmed in the football stadium the Panther’s play in yet, other home games appeared as if they had chosen another…

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