History Film / Giant

25th May '17 6:47:49 PM LongTallShorty64
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''Giant'' is a [[TheFifties 1956]] EpicMovie starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor, Creator/RockHudson and Creator/JamesDean. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, the film is more famous for [[AuthorExistenceFailure being James Dean's last role]] (some of his lines had to be dubbed).

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''Giant'' is a [[TheFifties 1956]] EpicMovie directed by Creator/GeorgeStevens, and starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor, Creator/RockHudson and Creator/JamesDean. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, the film is more famous for [[AuthorExistenceFailure being James Dean's last role]] (some of his lines had to be dubbed).
22nd Jan '17 8:22:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The DinerBrawl didn't appear in the original book. In the book, Bick is not present. Only his wife, daughter and Mexican daughter-in-law are there, and they simply leave without causing any trouble when the diner owner orders them out.



* BookshelfDominoes: Bick does this to Jett's wine cellar during their confrontation.



* CentralTheme: The constantly changing face of family.



* DirtyOldMan: Jett Rink gows into one of these.

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* DirtyOldMan: Jett Rink gows grows into one of these.



* EverythingIsBigInTexas

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* EverythingIsBigInTexasEverythingIsBigInTexas: Bick takes his new bride Leslie on a railroad trip to his cattle ranch in Texas. When she looks out the window at the passing scenery and wonders when they'll get to Texas, he announces that they've been ''in'' Texas for several hours already. Also, in the beginning of the movie, David asks how much big is Bick's property. He guesses 20-50 thousand acres. Bick reluctantly says that he has 595 thousand acres of land.[[note]]For our international readers, that's a square slightly over 49 km on a side. And while that is a large ranch even by Texas standards, there ''have'' been ranches in Texas bigger than that. The King ranch, for example, is about 825,000 acres.[[/note]]



* HappilyMarried: Bick and Leslie.



* OneWordTitle



* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Bick shoots War Winds after Luz's death, he says he's the one who had to do it]].



* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Bick shoots War Winds after Luz's death, he says he's the one who had to do it]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Jett Rink could be considered one of these towards Leslie, he later dates her daughter Luz.

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* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Bick shoots War Winds after Luz's death, he says he's the one who had to do it]].
* StalkerWithACrush: Jett Rink could be considered one of these towards Leslie, he Leslie. He later dates her daughter Luz.
10th Dec '16 11:06:44 PM WrathfulNest
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* AutoErotica: Jett Rink and Luz II.
10th Dec '16 10:57:12 PM WrathfulNest
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* IgnoredVitalNewsReport: Luz II is parked with Jett Rink and turns off a news report about Pearl Harbor.

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* IgnoredVitalNewsReport: IgnoredVitalNewsReports: Luz II is parked with Jett Rink and turns off a news report about Pearl Harbor.
10th Dec '16 10:56:30 PM WrathfulNest
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* IgnoredVitalNewsReport: Luz II is parked with Jett Rink and turns off a news report about Pearl Harbor.


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* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Both Jordy and Judy do this.
10th Dec '16 10:50:35 PM WrathfulNest
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* YourMoneyIsNoGoodHere: Said to the Latino family by the racist diner owner at the end of the film.
30th Nov '16 11:57:37 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Only in the case of the Maryland scenes, which were shot in Virginia. The exterior scenes at Reata were all shot in Texas.
1st Jul '16 6:55:57 PM Doug86
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''Giant'' is a [[TheFifties 1956]] EpicMovie starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor, RockHudson and JamesDean. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, the film is more famous for [[AuthorExistenceFailure being James Dean's last role]] (some of his lines had to be dubbed).

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''Giant'' is a [[TheFifties 1956]] EpicMovie starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor, RockHudson Creator/RockHudson and JamesDean.Creator/JamesDean. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, the film is more famous for [[AuthorExistenceFailure being James Dean's last role]] (some of his lines had to be dubbed).



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Jett Rink refuses to sell the land Luz left him back to Bick for twice it's value, though it isn't explained why. Later on, this is Bick's reasoning for not allowing oil to be drilled at Reatta, but it's a BrokenAesop as they end up getting rich off oil during WorldWarII

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Jett Rink refuses to sell the land Luz left him back to Bick for twice it's value, though it isn't explained why. Later on, this is Bick's reasoning for not allowing oil to be drilled at Reatta, but it's a BrokenAesop as they end up getting rich off oil during WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
6th Dec '14 10:01:51 PM toongrrl1990
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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: James Dean died before the film was edited so his speech (called the Last Supper) was dubbed by another actor.



* PlayingAgainstType: This was James Dean's attempt to stop being typecast after his roles as the angsty teenager in ''EastOfEden'' and ''RebelWithoutACause''.
29th Oct '14 2:00:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DinerBrawl: As mentioned above, Bick gets into a fight with the racist diner owner when he refuses to serve a Mexican family.

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* DinerBrawl: As mentioned above, Bick gets into a fight with the racist diner owner when he who refuses to serve a Mexican family.
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