How ‘Last Chance U’ Turned Football Into Poetry, With Help From ‘Friday Night Lights’ (And A Ton of Crazy Cameras)

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How ‘Last Chance U’ Turned Football Into Poetry, With Help From ‘Friday Night Lights’ (And A Ton of Crazy Cameras)
Last Chance U” director Greg Whiteley isn’t offended if you ask him whether he drew inspiration from the seminal NBC series “Friday Night Lights.” In fact, as he told IndieWire, “I’m flattered by the comparison.”

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That’s a good thing, because it’s hard to think of one without the other. The Netflix docu-series, set in the small college town of Scooba, Mississippi, chronicles a collegiate football program made up entirely of underdogs — players who could go all the way, but for various reasons have come to East Mississippi, in the hopes of returning to Division 1 football.

It’s a very human story, but “Last Chance U” doesn’t lack for excitement. There’s plenty of game day action, captured with some stunning photography using at least seven cameras. As Whiteley explains below,
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