Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri list


Actor Contributions:

Her tough, unglamorous look – “no makeup”, hair in face, etc.

Totally nuanced delivery of the lines – interesting facial expressions, as though she is improvising it, reacting to her own thoughts

We can see the subtext – her anger/sadness about her daughter’s death, especially when she cries at the end



Filmmakers Contribution:

The whole scene is “romanticized” with the look and with music throughout

A couple of long shots from behind the flowers, with sunlight glinting

Her closeups use a long lens that puts the background completely out of focus

Even the deer is a “romantic” symbol

The final shot, in silhouette, is a kind of “tableau” closing the scene

Her costume – the no-nonsense blue overalls, like a worker