History Film / Giant

16th Jul '17 11:15:22 AM ClintEastwood
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* PlayingGertrude:
** The three main actors were made to look older as their characters age throughout the film.
** Creator/ElizabethTaylor plays the mother of Carroll Baker—who was a year ''older'' than Taylor in real life.
8th Jun '17 1:57:19 PM mlsmithca
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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 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.

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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 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]], 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, marries Juana, a Mexican-American.







* [[DeadGuyJunior Dead Girl Junior]]: Luz is named after her aunt, who died before she was born.

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* [[DeadGuyJunior Dead Girl Junior]]: DeadGuyJunior: Luz is named after her aunt, who died before she was born.



* EverythingIsBigInTexas: 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]]

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* EverythingIsBigInTexas: 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.property is. 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]]



* FrontierDoctor Jordy becomes a modern version of one of these.

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* FrontierDoctor FrontierDoctor: Jordy becomes a modern version of one of these.



* 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* SleepingSingle: Strangely, Bick and Leslie. Which is strange as they're HappilyMarried and are sharing a bed at first.
** Luz was at first going to put Bick and Leslie in rooms on the opposite sides of the house until Bick insisted on connecting bedrooms.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Jett Rink refuses to sell the land Luz left him back to Bick for twice it's its 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* SleepingSingle: Strangely, Bick and Leslie. Which is strange as they're HappilyMarried and are sharing a bed at first.
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first. Luz was at first going to put Bick and Leslie in rooms on the opposite sides of the house until Bick insisted on connecting bedrooms.



* StayInTheKitchen: Leslie calls Bick out on this when he patronislingly tells her that women shouldn't talk about business or politics, saying that he knew she had a mind of her own when they married.

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* StayInTheKitchen: Leslie calls Bick out on this when he patronislingly patronisingly tells her that women shouldn't talk about business or politics, saying that he knew she had a mind of her own when they married.
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.
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