THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Though it was initially supposed to be a simple task, Sam Rockwell's accent research was very involved. According to dialect coach Elizabeth Himelstein, Rockwell likes to find authentic people and record them for accent references. Himelstein watched an episode of Cops (1989) from Springfield, Missouri and tweeted the police department requesting an interview with the Chief of Police. Not long afterward, Himelstein and Rockwell Skyped with the officer and learned about his life and his job. "The officer actually came up with the word 'clank' for jail", she says. "Sam brought that to Martin, and he agreed to put that word in the script." Then, she says, the officer made a recording of himself saying all of Rockwell's lines. From there, Sam studied the recordings. See more »
When the mail assistant hands Red the envelope of money she is heard talking but when the camera pans to her she is not moving her lips. See more »
[walking into his office]
You Red Welby?
Yes, ma'am. How may I help you?
I heard there's three billboards out on Drinkwater Road. You're in charge of renting them out, that right?
I didn't know we had any billboards out on Drinkwater. Where is Drinkwater Road?
It's a road out past the Sizemore turn-off. Nobody uses it since the freeway got put in.
You are right. Got three billboards out there. Nobody's put nothing up out there since 1986. That was 'Huggies'.
How much to rent out all three...
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Walk Away, Renee
Written by Tony Sansone, Bob Calilli, Michael Brown (as Michael Lookofsky)
Performed by The Four Tops (as Four Tops)
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp.
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd. See more »
Drama and comedy at the highest level
I went to see this movie because I hadn't seen any trailers to it. It's something I do because trailers are unreliable and spoiling, but also this case was based around the sheer number of good reviews. I can't even describe how surprised i was when i started to invest in the drama, and I really got my money worth when seeing it in the theaters. This is a movie that grips you good from the start, and holds the tension of the backstory right up until the end. The characters are phonemically written, and the actors did a hell-of-a-good job portraying them. This is a movie that could have been written off with a "strong protagonist"-cinda-story, but unfolds to a much more deep and philosophical tone. To be honest! not much happens in this film, but because of the powerfull characters within - every little detail about their lives, becomes of great importance throughout. I can say without a doubt, that this is my favourite movie of the year (2017...Ofc.)
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