Essays on Movie Analysis - Friday Night Lights Movie Review

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The paper "Movie Analysis - Friday Night Lights" is a great example of a visual arts and film studies movie review.   The movie “ Friday Night Lights” was released in 2004 and is considered a great hit. The movie is based on a book, named “ Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream” was written by H. G. Bissinger. The movie features a high school football team and a coach in Odessa, Texas, where the team is famous and seems like the only source of enjoyment and entertainment for them. The regular Friday match is a big event for the locality of Odessa and people take it quite seriously.

The movie is a must-watch for the entire sports lover and is a real thrill. In 2006, the television series was also launched named, Friday Night Lights, and is on airing successfully on NBC. H. G. Bissinger wrote this book and the story is following the team and its events during the 1980s. The team consists of players from the Carter High School Dallas and they go for playing the championship game too and win it.

This movie is very well filmed and deals with the social and political problems of a small town in Odessa. The name of the team is the Permian Panthers. The story also explains the racism, prejudice, segregation and poverty of the small locality, which is divided into black and white into both sides of a railway line. The coach of the team is Gary Gaines, who is not the best coach but tries his best for the victory. He is familiar with the expectations of people of the Odessa and in order to come up to their expectations, he wants the team to win the championship.

He is a controversial character throughout the movie. Once when he overuses his star player, “ Boobie” , and he gets seriously injured during a match, the people of Odessa demand his resignation on a larger scale. Coach Gaines deals with the politics of the team well. The other players include Mike Winchell, Brain Chaves and Don Billingsley. The film is about the characters of star running back Boobie Miles, quarterback Mike Winchell, defensive player Brian Chavez, and running back Don Billingsley.

What motivates each football player? Is intrinsic or extrinsic motivation involved?


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