February 21, 2009

Eyre directs Friday Night Lights

Chris Eyre Finds a New Creative OutletMulti-award winning Native American director/producer Chris Eyre brings an indie director's sensibility to prime time television in the third season of NBC's "Friday Night Lights." Eyre directed the seventh episode of "Friday Night Lights" entitled "Keeping Up Appearances," which will air on Friday, February 27, 2009, 9/8 central. This is the second time Eyre has crossed over from feature films to mainstream prime time television after directing an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" that aired on December 9, 2008. The loose style, spontaneity and free-flowing camerawork of "Friday Night Lights" was uniquely suited to Eyre's senses that are based in human drama, comedy and spirit, as seen in numerous feature films from "Smoke Signals" through "Edge of America."Comment:  As I've said before, Friday Night Lights is one of the best shows on TV. Everyone should be watching it.

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1 comment:

Rob said...

I watched this episode. It was the usual good Friday Night Lights.

If I hadn't known Eyre directed it, I wouldn't have guessed. I couldn't tell the difference between his episode and the other episodes directed by pros.

Therefore, I'd say give this man more work. He's proved he can direct a mainstream TV series.