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Giant (1956) Movie Information

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George Stevens


Rock Hudson
Elizabeth Taylor
James Dean
Dennis Hopper
Sal Mineo
Carroll Baker





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Texas cattle rancher's life is covered in the ups and downs of the industry, romance, work and all things associated with life in the days of the old west.

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Snoogans 02/23/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An involving drama, with some great performances from the three leads. It's a long sprawling epic that never once felt boring. Though, watching in two parts does help. What sets this film apart from similar titles like 'Gone With the Wind' is the portrayal of the themes encompassed within the story. Bigotry towards races and sexes, evolving society of a growing America, differences in lifestyle and ideology, and family relations through hardship. All of these points come through best in the smaller moments. It's quite entertaining.

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mitchellyoung 09/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This epic narrative is an acting clinic, full of nuances and subtle moments of pure emotion. It's a long film, spanning many years of storytelling and, occasionally, that makes for some slower moments. There are some truly bombastic scenes that pack enough firepower to keep the film interesting, though.

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Alex 03/02/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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[Update: Good!] What an epic this is. I believe it spans two generations. It has an all star cast with Taylor, Hudson and Dean topping the list. The length brings it down some, but it is way better on split viewings.

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