R | | Comedy, Drama
Greta Gerwig wanted to shoot the movie on Super 16 film stock, but due to budget constraints ultimately shot on digital with the Arri Alexa Mini. The final film emphasizes digital noise to create the effect of a Xeroxed copy of a photograph.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson:
Uh, Its my parents number.
Kyle Scheible: You don't have a cellphone?
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: No
Kyle Scheible: Good girl. The government didn't have to put tracking devices on us. We bought them and put them on ourselves.
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: I don't own a tracking device
Kyle Scheible: No, no, no. The cellphones. You see?
Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: Wow
Kyle Scheible: Yeah I ...
When Lady Bird's parents pull up to the curb at the airport, a United sign is visible bearing the company's current globe logo, which it inherited from its merger with Continental Airlines. The scene takes place in summer 2003, but the United/Continental merger re-branding was not completed until 2012.
SHOWN AT THE BEGINNING: "Anybody who talks about California hedonism has never spent a Christmas in Sacramento." -Joan Didion
English, French, Latin
$364,437 (USA) (5 November 2017)
$48,882,989 (USA) (22 March 2018)
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