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Three Billboards director Martin McDonagh: ‘Little girls don’t have a James Dean to emulate’ | Film | The Guardian

Martin McDonagh … ‘I’m coming from a punk-rock background.’ Photograph: Buckne/Deadline/Rex/Shutterstock

Martin McDonagh … ‘I’m coming from a punk-rock background.’ Photograph: Buckne/Deadline/Rex/Shutterstock

There’s no stopping Mildred Hayes, the mighty heroine of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She’s out on a mission to find her daughter’s killer, swinging down Main Street like a pint-sized wrecking ball. She’s upending social niceties, trampling taboos and liable to flatten anyone in her path. As embodied by Frances McDormand, Mildred is the perfect emblem for the age of Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo – a hard-bitten, fiery angel of…

via Three Billboards director Martin McDonagh: ‘Little girls don’t have a James Dean to emulate’ | Film | The Guardian

3 comments on “Three Billboards director Martin McDonagh: ‘Little girls don’t have a James Dean to emulate’ | Film | The Guardian

  1. beetleypete
    01/13/2018

    An honest and interesting interview. His new film is loved by every reviewer I have read, so far. I haven’t seen it, as I am one of the few people in the world who has a problem with the acting of Frances McDormand. I tend to keep my head down, when he acting is being highly praised and rewarded.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. First Night Design
    01/13/2018

    That’s interesting to hear. It’s rather a shame as I find McDormand rather special.

  3. beetleypete
    01/13/2018

    Most do. I fear I am alone in my dislike. x

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