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GiantIn the 1920s, Jordan 'Bick' Benedict, head of a wealthy Texas ranching family, travels to Maryland to buy War Winds - a horse that he is planning to put out to stud. There he meets and courts socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor), who ends a budding relationship with British diplomat Sir David Karfrey (Rod Taylor) and marries Bick after a whirlwind romance.Keywords:
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Directors of "Giant"George StevensBirthdate: 18 December 1904, Oakland, California, USA
Creators of "Giant"Edna FerberBirthdate: 15 August 1887, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USAFred GuiolBirthdate: 17 February 1898, San Francisco, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Giant"Village VoiceSeptember 28, 2016
Sweeping saga of American prosperity that reveals its racist underbelly; glorious star vehicle that upends rigid gender roles; modern western that questions the validity of frontier land ownership.VarietyNovember 13, 2007
An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it's in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.Chicago ReaderNovember 13, 2007
Much of it is awful, but it's almost impossible not to be taken in by the narrative sprawl.Time OutJune 24, 2006
Stevens' sprawling epic of Texan life, taken from Edna Ferber's novel, strives so hard for Serious Statements that it ends up as a long yawn.Hollywood ReporterJune 14, 2003
A real movie is big, grand, magnificent and regales you with all the power that movies can wield upon a viewer's imagination and spirit. George Stevens' 1956 production, Giant, is a real movie.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Giant, for all its complexity, is a strong contender for the year's top-film award.Total FilmApril 14, 2014
The combination of director George Stevens and source novelist Edna Ferber, both given to expressions of overblown high seriousness, yields a long, slow, achingly self-important movie.TV GuideNovember 13, 2007
Like the title says.Film4November 13, 2007
Its deeper themes and superb performances from Taylor, Hudson and Dean make it a classic Hollywood epic.ColeSmithey.comMay 11, 2007
Dean's last performance is poetry in motion.EmanuelLevy.ComDecember 13, 2005
Some critics consider Giant to too bloated and sprawling, but by its era's standards, it exposed idelogical cracks in the American Dream, the myth of melting pot, women's allotted place in society.
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