Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta

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Movie Analysis of Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta Every weekend moviegoers flock to the theatres and video stores alike to catch a ride on one of society's most entertaining elements. Action films are a rush to some enthusiasts such as myself. It doesn't take long before we find ourselves on the edge of our seats frantically munching popcorn as our mind is flooded with stimuli. The box office as well as the population were shaken to the core with the releases of two new hit action movies, Friday Night Lights and V for Vendetta. Whether you enjoy the realistic on-edge action of Friday Night Lights or the poetic elocution of a historical hero in V for Vendetta this analysis is for you. Friday Night Lights is based on the book by Buzz Bissinger and was directed by Bissenger's cousin Peter Berg. Berg uses his all-star cast to produce one of the most realistic sports films ever. Expectations are high for the 1988 football team at Permian "MOJO" High School in the blue-collar, football-crazy town of Odessa, Texas. MOJO is a traditional powerhouse in Texas high school football, and the community lets coach Gaines know in many not-so-subtle ways that nothing short of a state championship is a failure. But when the team loses its star tailback in the first game of the season, hopes seems to fade, and MOJO goes into an early tailspin. Everyone is ready to hang coach Gaines, and the team is left for dead. But miraculously, coach Gaines pulls the team together, and MOJO makes a now-unlikely run into the state playoffs. Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite movies to date and two specific scenes send it over the top The first kick-off of the season is between Odessa-Permian and Marshall on September 2, 1988. After a brief but moving locker scene MOJO takes the field. Within seconds you are following star running back Booby Miles to a Run DMC beat as he jukes and spins his way to MOJO's first touchdown of the game. His movement is breathtakingly realistic and a lot of this realness can be contributed to the excellent camera work. Short clips of shots compiled together give you a feeling of excitement as the game progresses. The crowd roars in the background as we join the fans for eye-line shots of the field. The announcer takes you through the play-by-play to give the experience an added touch of authenticity.

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