Giant (1956) จ้าวแผ่นดิน
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Giant is a 1956 American Warner Color drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferber’s 1952 novel. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, Elsa Cardenas and Earl Holliman. Giant was the last of James Dean’s three films as a leading actor, and earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination – he was killed in a car accident before the film was released. Nick Adams was called in to do some voice dubbing for Dean’s role.
In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”
Giant won praise from both critics and the public, and according to the Texan author, Larry McMurtry, was especially popular with Texans, even though it was sharply critical of Texan society. Bosley Crowther of the New York Times wrote that “[George Stevens] takes three hours and seventeen minutes to put his story across. That’s a heap of time to go on about Texas, but Mr. Stevens has made a heap of film.” and ‘Giant’, for all its complexity, is a strong contender for the year’s top-film award.”
Variety’s “Hift” claimed that Giant was “for the most part, an excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it’s in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.”
The film received a 97% positive rating on the film-critics aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. TV Guide gave the film its maximum of four stars, saying of James Dean’s performance “This was the last role in Dean’s all-too-brief career – he was dead when the film was released – and his presence ran away with the film. He performs his role in the overwrought method manner of the era, and the rest of the cast seems to be split between awe of his talent and disgust over his indulgence.”