Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner 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 (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.
Directed by: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, Caleb Landry Jones, Zeljko Ivanek, Nick Searcy, Clarke Peters, Lucas Hedges
It’s hard to believe that after 77 out of 78 episodes, each of these people are still alive and kicking. I’m betting that’s going to change for #78, but hell, we made it this far.
And here’s all I want out of the finale. Do Elmore justice. Do Raylan, Boyd, and Ava justice. Do justice to the last six years we’ve all spent together. It’s not like that’s a tall order or anything, right? It’s not like I don’t have every confidence in the world that this crew can pull it off.
It’s been something special from day one. It will be something special in the end.
Regarding the film, do you think it’s not a coincidence that Jones County along with counties that opposed secession like Cook County, Texas and the counties that made up West Virginia had the fewest slaves?
To add to your list, we could add Winston County, Alabama, pretty much all of eastern Tennessee, Searcy County, Arkansas, and western North Carolina.
And no, it’s not a coincidence at all - where slavery was weakest, southern unionism was strongest and vice versa.