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Giant

(DVD - 2003 )
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Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents a George Stevens production ; Giant Productions ; screenplay by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat ; produced by George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg ; directed by George Stevens
Title: Giant
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2003]
Edition: Two-disc special ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (201 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber
Special features: Disc 1, side A: Feature film (scenes 1-30) ; feature-length audio commentary by film critic Stephen Farber, screenwriter Ivan Moffat and George Stevens Jr. ; introduction by George Stevens Jr. Disc 1, side B: Feature film (scenes 31-56) ; documentary "George Stevens : filmmakers who knew him". Disc 2. Documentaries "Memories of Giant" and "Return to Giant", in which cast, crew and Texans spin small and tall tales about the film's legacy; New York premiere TV special ; Hollywood premiere featurette; project kickoff newsreel; behind the cameras segments; original/reissue theatrical trailers; extensive production notes; production stills and documents galleries; director filmography; awards notes; cast and crew
Credits: Director of photography, William C. Mellor; editor, William Hornbeck; music, Dimitri Tiomkin.
Performers: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Judith Evelyn, Paul Fix.
Summary: Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.
Audience: MPAA rating G
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: Languages: English (Dolby surround stereo) or French (mono), subtitles: English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award for Best Director, George Stevens (1957)
Subject Headings: Petroleum workers Texas Drama Ranch life Texas Drama Families Texas Drama Marriage Drama Texas Social conditions 20th century Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired. lcsh
Genre/Form: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Petroleum workers
Ranch life
Families
Marriage
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Additional Contributors: Guiol, Fred - 1898-1964
Moffat, Ivan
Stevens, George - 1904-1975
Ginsberg, Henry
Taylor, Elizabeth - 1932-2011
Hudson, Rock - 1925-1985
Dean, James - 1931-1955
Baker, Carroll - 1931-
Withers, Jane - 1926-
Wills, Chill - 1902-1978
McCambridge, Mercedes
Mineo, Sal - 1939-1976
Hopper, Dennis - 1936-2010
Evelyn, Judith - 1913-1967
Fix, Paul - 1901-1983
Tiomkin, Dimitri - 1894-1979
Ferber, Edna - 1887-1968
Farber, Stephen
Mellor, William C. - 1904-1963
Giant Productions (Firm)
Warner Bros
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Publisher No: 23221
70690
ISBN: 0790771489
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE G
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