Typing Faster

November 1, 2009

Sunday Soliloquy: Friday Night Lights S1E01 (2006)

Filed under: Friday Night Lights, Sunday Soliloquy — petertypingfaster @ 5:00 am

In honor of the return of Friday Night Lights, here’s Coach Taylor’s speech from the end of the pilot. This pilot, for my money, is one of the best, most moving television pilots of all time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re doing yourself a major disservice.

And here’s how it plays out in the script. Interesting to see the slight differences, as well as the bit that was completely cut at the end.

Give us strength to remember that life is so very fragile. That we are all vulnerable. That we will all, at some point in our lives…fall. We will all fall. WE must carry this in our hearts…that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us and that when it is taken from us we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls…

We will now all be tested.

It is these times. This pain. That we are able to look inside ourselves.

We are now going to find out who we are. If you’re interested in finding out who you are, I’ll be here tomorrow. Will you?

Personally I think cutting the last couple of lines was a great call. The speech doesn’t need it. It’s pretty much perfect the way it stands prior to that.

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