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    “The Melodramatic Journey of “Boobie” Miles” The film Friday Night Lights, released in 2004, provides a visual representation depicting the sources of pride and success for a small Texas town. Odessa, Texas is where the film takes place, and its unique values and culture is what enables the town to be so infatuated to a high school football team. When the camera pans the city of Odessa throughout the film, it is clear that the town does not have much to brag about. The town contains family diners

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    “From the twenties through the eighties, whatever else there hadn’t been in Odessa, there had always been high school football” (Bissinger 35) epitomizes the book in one succinct sentence. However, the book doesn’t blatantly state superficial information about football; it follows the Permian Panthers through an entire season and reveals the emotions of a handful of football players. Throughout various parts of the book, Bissinger beautifully utilizes symbols in order to create a better perception

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    Friday Night Lights is a non fictional novel following a high school football team in the midland of Texas. Odessa, Texas is the home to what used to be a powerful oil mill but since the oil ran low the small town has only relied on football to keep it going. The author of the book follows a high school program, Permian Panthers, during their season as many players go through life lessons outside of the football field. The author uses several key characters for the Permian Panthers, Ivory Christian

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    H. G. Bassinger's 1990 novel, "Friday Night Lights", explores the effects of a reigning football team found within a rural and obscure town. Permian High School’s black and white colors resonated among the town of Odessa, Texas. The popularity of Permian football stretched throughout the whole town, cramping its inhabitants into a stadium for the seasonal ritual. Along with the high succession rate of the Permian panthers, came the lone legacy of its gifted players as well as the town itself. Permian

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    Odessa, Texas in his book, Friday Night Lights. This town has a toxic obsession with high school football and wastes away the week, only seeking the excitement of Friday nights that are filled with Panther football. The expectations held for the athletes of Odessa are suicidal and the preparation for life outside of high school is almost non existent. The town of Mount Vernon, Iowa also lives for Friday nights, however it has a healthy balance between the thrilling football nights and ordinary, day to

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    Friday Night Lights is what makes the state of Texas function. Texas with out football is like a baby without nourishment, lifeless and suffering. In the state of Texas, high school football falls second to none. The high school stadiums are bigger than college football venues. Friday Night Lights, the movie, is based in Odessa, Texas. Where as, the tv series is set in Dillion, Texas a made-up city. Two different cities, one same goal. Injuries, coaches and the quarterbacks are always important to

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    H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights occurs in Odessa, Texas where Permian football remains the diversion through which the locals are able to live vicariously through, leading to the local’s attitudes and personal lives relying largely on the success of the team. This is evident when looking at Jim Lewallen, L.V. Miles, and Charlie Billingsley. Odessa’s small size makes it complicated for people to lead lives separate from football. Most everyone can say that they have taken part in the

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    The show Friday Night Lights gives viewers an inside look into the lives of high school football players of a small town in Texas. The show is astonishing on many levels, from it's unique camera styles to the complex characters. Many people usually dismiss athletes as dull characters and some think of sports as something pointless or shallow. The show disproves these thoughts by giving viewers a perspective into the lives of the players, coaches, and fans of the Dillon Panthers football team. This

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    My favorite movie is Friday Night Lights, Peter Berg is the director. It is based on a book written by H.G. Bissingers with same title Friday Night Lights. The book was originally published in 1990. This story is about the 1988 Permian Panthers High School football team in Odessa Texas. Bissingers followed the team for the entire football season. The coaches and football players faced many obstacles during that particular season. They endured racial tensions from the opposing teams and opposing

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    Within sports, pressure is always there; you have to learn to deal with it. H. G. Bissinger’s book, Friday Night Lights, hones in on the football team the Permian Panthers of Odessa. Through this focus on the team, one can see how football is an integral part of the town thriving, maintaining its hopes and dreams. Despite the racial and social divide within the community, those Friday night games become a place where dreams may be made possible. In this way, sports, specifically football, not only

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