History Film / Giant

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.
29th Oct '14 2:00:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BrokenAesop: Bick's refusal to drill for oil on Reatta is this after he changes his mind when WorldWarII comes around.
14th Mar '14 4:24:28 PM billthetaylor
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The movie culminates in the opening of Jett Rink's hotel and airport, and at the [[ExpositionParty big party]] Jordy tries to fight Jett Rink when he finds out that him and his wife were only invited so that Jett's employees could deny them service. Later on the way home, they stop at a diner and [[BadassGrandpa Bick gets into a fight]] with the racist owner when he refuses to serve a Mexican family.


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The movie culminates in the opening of Jett Rink's hotel and airport, and at the [[ExpositionParty big party]] Jordy tries to fight Jett Rink when he finds out that him and his wife were only invited so that Jett's employees could deny them service. Bick almost gets into a fight with Jett away from the eyes of the people but he is so disgusted by the wasted, over the hill shell of a man that Jett has become that Bick simply tells him there's no point in beating him down - and later Jett passes out at his own party. Later on the way home, they stop at a diner and [[BadassGrandpa Bick gets into a fight]] with the racist owner when he refuses to serve a Mexican family.

family - while he doesn't win the fight he does reignite the love and respect of his wife.

21st Dec '13 4:10:04 PM AP
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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.
2nd Dec '13 9:01:49 AM hullflyer
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The film is about the Benedict family, beginning when Texan {{Rancher}} Jordan "Bick" Benedict heads east to Maryland to purchase [[CoolHorse War Winds]] from Dr. Lynnton and ends up marrying his daughter, socialite Leslie. They start life at Bick's ranch, Reatta, and have three children. Leslie has a hard time dealing with the sexism and [[NobleBigot racism]] of Bick and bascially everyone around her, she leaves Bick for a time but they eventually reconciile. After Bick's sister dies, she leaves Jett Rink a small plot of land, which [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules he refuses to sell to Bick even though he's offered twice its value]]. He then [[CrowningMomentofAwesome strikes oil]], which eventually happens around the region with even Bick getting rich off oil after he swore to keep the ranch only cattle. Bick's attitudes are put to the test when his kids grow up and not only do none of them want to run the ranch after him, but his only son Jordy marries, Juana, a Mexican-American.

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The film is about the Benedict family, beginning when Texan {{Rancher}} Jordan "Bick" Benedict heads east to Maryland to purchase [[CoolHorse War Winds]] from Dr. Lynnton and ends up marrying his daughter, socialite Leslie. They start life at Bick's ranch, Reatta, and have three children. Leslie has a hard time dealing with the sexism and [[NobleBigot racism]] of Bick and bascially everyone around her, she leaves Bick for a time but they eventually reconciile.reconcile. After Bick's sister dies, she leaves Jett Rink a small plot of land, which [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules he refuses to sell to Bick even though he's offered twice its value]]. He then [[CrowningMomentofAwesome strikes oil]], which eventually happens around the region with even Bick getting rich off oil after he swore to keep the ranch only cattle. Bick's attitudes are put to the test when his kids grow up and not only do none of them want to run the ranch after him, but his only son Jordy marries, Juana, a Mexican-American.
30th Nov '13 5:33:56 AM Aquila89
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''Giant'' is a [[TheFifties 1956]] EpicMovie starring 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 ElizabethTaylor, 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).
4th Oct '13 2:17:04 AM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: You may easily miss a young Dennis Hopper as Jordy Benedict.
27th Apr '13 8:35:22 PM LittleJon
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* CoolHorse: War Winds. Bick buying the horse was hoe he met Leslie and later, his sister Luz riding the horse with spurs led to her death.

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* CoolHorse: War Winds. Bick buying the horse was hoe how he met Leslie and later, his sister Luz riding the horse with spurs led to her death.
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