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Friday Night LightsBissinger followed the team for the entire 1988 season. However, the book also has a number of secondary political and social issues existing in Odessa, all of which share ties to the Permian Panthers football team. These include socioeconomic disparity, racism, segregation (and desegregation), and poverty.Keywords:
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Directors of "Friday Night Lights"Peter BergBirthdate: 11 March 1964, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Friday Night Lights"Buzz BissingerBirthdate: 1 November 1954, New York City, New York, USADavid Aaron Cohen
Critic Reviews of "Friday Night Lights"NewsweekNovember 01, 2007
Few films have shown so powerfully the slashing double edge of sports fever.Chicago ReaderMarch 26, 2007
A heart-pounding big-screen treatment that captures all the action of a tumultuous season while showing the emotional toll on the players.Time OutJune 24, 2006
The affecting, gruelling result is less a document of recreational sport than one of obligation and ordeal.New York ObserverNovember 11, 2004
Nuance typifies both Mr. Thornton's highly calibrated performance and the film's absence of unnecessary underlining.Salon.comOctober 19, 2004
Substitutes slick, cynical point-scoring for insight.San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 12, 2004
Friday Night Lights is the real deal, a grim, in-your-face expose of one West Texas school's fanatical sports program.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJune 03, 2016
It succeeds best as a sadly iconic portrayal of America's love affair with Texas high school football.Common Sense MediaDecember 24, 2010
So much more than a football movie.Window to the MoviesOctober 30, 2009
What Friday Night Lights offers is the perspective that, for the people and young players caught up in this whirlwind, football simultaneously means everything and ultimately nothing.Bright Lights Film JournalFebruary 02, 2009
Friday Night Lights is a feel-good movie, but it's not real. It's a hard-hitting Hallmark greeting card. It's no wonder it appealed to Larry King %u2014 it's safe, easy, conventional, and feigns incisiveness.Film4July 31, 2008
Had Billy Bob Thornton not been so good in so many films, people would be talking about this as his greatest role.Film ThreatApril 14, 2007
The script spends at least as much time exploring the psychologies of the young players and the problems they face at home as it does rallying the audience behind their efforts on the field.
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