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Giant Restored

Warner Bros. recently released a 4K restored Blu-ray version of this ranching saga in conjunction with The Film Foundation. Set in Marfa and filmed across West Texas, Giant was a box office blockbuster and proved itself to be one of the top-grossing films of 1956. The multigenerational Texas family saga, based on the novel by Edna Ferber, starred Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean in his final big-screen performance. Giant centers on the 595,000-acre Reata Ranch, an empire unto itself. Tensions grow as a lowly ranch hand (played by Dean) stumbles upon a parcel of oil-rich land and thumbs his nose at the ranching elite. Director George Stevens captured the enormity, splendor, and starkness of rugged ranch country. William Mellor’s lush cinematography also won critical acclaim as it heightened the societal and cultural disparities in the script. Read more HERE.

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