Giant (DVD, 2003, 2-Disc Set, Special Edition; Two Discs)
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- nt_us_e2eaba4Jun 04, 2015by
All time one of the BEST
What can I say?? This is a all time classic, with some
of the greatest stars at the time.. It's a wonderful
- go4glory365Dec 20, 2010by
Texas IS the Giant
When I saw this one I was very impressed with all the performances and especially young Liz Taylor and her male co-star. I thought the whole movie was pretty good but particularity sad about the way young Tex turned out to be a drunk. He had it all and then lost it all. That seems to be the way of the world when too much is given to one person. I did not care for the ending though. I thought it was very weak with the two babies looking out at the world from their crib and the two calves in there too. It was the beginning of illegal immigration to this country that has become such a problem. It seems that there were those taking advantage of other people as far back as the 50's. This movie is a typical Hollywood propaganda piece done in Texas style.
- tyleus_a4227Dec 31, 2015by
The DVD arrived quickly. Wrapped in perfect new condition. DDD played with no problems.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
- cleanoutmybasem...Apr 03, 2008by
Texas Tale~ GREAT~ Classic James Dean at his BEST~
Texas Tale begins in the early part of the century.Benedict (Handsome Rock Hudson) has thousands of acres of Texas Ranch and he is the KING. Searching for a Stallion to improve his lines he stumbles across a Southern Aristocrat (Elizabeth Taylor is Gorgeous) and he marries the girl and gets her horse in one move~ and they come back to Texas. ADD one troubled man outcast (James Dean at HIS best) who later strikes oil and moves the tale along to the RANCHER VS. OILMAN PLOT) We see Taylor, Hudson and Dean age from young to middle age in this movie and the make up and acting and plot is excellent with weaving a tale that never slows~ ADD Director George Stevens excellent shots of the barren Texas scenery~ outstanding writing~ we see how the Mexicans are treated as the "working" class. Alot of symbolism but sheer entertainment. THE WORD EPIC IS THE CASE HERE~ George Stevens won his SECOND OSCAR and the great shots are why~ you will want to watch this movie over and over~. James Dean shines~ Hudson is outstanding~ we see some great views of SOME PREJUDICE PEOPLE and how people view things over a half century~
202 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes) but WORTH THE WATCH~ ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES~
I GIVE IT A SOLID 10 OUT OF 10~
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- 652821496@delet...Dec 07, 2007by
Giant .. Still Relevant & Rewarding
One of the few movies ever made that can be seen in today's context .. George Stevens hand picked an excellent cast, beginning with Mr. Hudson, whose performance was outstanding. Ms. Taylor's "Leslie" was superb. Mr. Dean, who had a wonderful career ahead of him, was out-acted by Mr. Hudson and Ms. Taylor, although his accidental death made him immortal. He was over-rated in this film.
By directing his cast before the film even began shooting, Stevens provided them with an insight into the prejudices and peculiarities that each character and the time in Texas purveyed. The theme was bigotry, Edna Ferber wrote her characters with depth, the screenplay relied heavily upon the book and it all came together.
The same prejudices seem to be alive and well and living in this country today; not only in Texas, but everywhere. The growth as a person of Mr. Hudson's "Bick Benedict" was exceptional to watch. He became a man in the psychological and moral sense of the word, finally bending to wife's instruction and example. It was wonderful to watch as he overcame his bigotry through trial and error while still remaining pure Texan.
I purchased this 2-cd set because it also contained the interviews by the actors and those towns people of Marfa who lived the filming. Their in-depth details and the obvious adoration they all held for Mr. Stevens and each other, is a tribute to all of them. Mr. Hudson's dedication to Stevens was touching as he admired the man greatly as both director and father figure.
The final film shows the work, love, dedication and devotion of each person who brought Ms. Ferber's story to life on the screen. "GIANT" was, is and always will be a GIANT of a movie.Read full review